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  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Abu Dhabi Executive Council last week approved $5 billion USD for the water and electricity sectors in 2014. The funds will be directed toward key water, electricity, drainage and wastewater treatment projects,
  • 18 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi authorities last week announced plans to carry out $600 million USD worth of infrastructure projects, including key water and sanitation works, in Khalifa City. The projects involve upgrading wastewater
  • 5 Feb 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi plans to allocate $100 billion USD for infrastructure projects by 2020, Fahd al Raqbani, director general of the Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development, said last week. “The budget will be earmarked for
  • 24 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report ABU DHABI Oman Daily Observer Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East said Wednesday they would start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, both of which are pursuing nuclear energy programs to meet growing demand for power and desalinated water, are cooperating to build and operate nuclear plants, according to UAE
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates UAE-based desalination and wastewater treatment company Metito on November 17 announced that it will carry out a $54 million USD sanitation project for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) development in Al Reweis.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.
  • The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global population. 
  • The inaugural International Water Summit (IWS) has partnered with OOSKAnews, Inc., as the official publisher for the event to be held in Abu Dhabi in January 2013. 
  • 27 Feb 2012- 09:33 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) The Ghantoot Group on Sunday announced that it will invest $500 million USD in various projects in Oman’s hospitality, water and power sectors. In its biggest ever expansion drive outside of the UAE, the Abu Dhabi
  • 21 Feb 2011- 14:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI  The UAE government earlier this month announced that the country must use less water in agriculture in an effort to conserve water resources. Director General of the UAE’s National Emergency and Crisis Management
  • 18 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI Authorities in Abu Dhabi are considering several options, including aquifer recharge and creation of strategic underground reserves, to increase the emirate's back-up water supplies. During the next few weeks,
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report UAE, ABU DHABI Al Ittihad (United Arab Emirates) The UAE spends some $3.2 billion USD per year on production of desalinated water to meet its drinking water needs and offset its dwindling reserves. The $3.2 billion USD covers nearly 70 seawater desalination

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