Disasters

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  • 21 Oct 2008- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GEORGETOWN, Guyana Two new water treatment plants cited for construction in the city of Georgetown, capital of Guyana, will be ready for use in April 2009, said the Chief Executive of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Karan Singh earlier this month.
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK N amibia has developed a plan to recharge the aquifer in the capital city, Windhoek, to provide higher water security to residents. Under the plan, Windhoek Municipality will recharge the aquifer over the next 14 years by pumping water
  • 21 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway construction
  • 14 Jul 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc A World Bank Report released on July 10 shows that China has largely ignored water infrastructure development in Africa despite investing heavily in hydropower generation, information communication technology (ICT) and railway
  • 30 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK Namibia and its northern neighbor, Angola, have abandoned the proposed Epupa Dam on the Kunene River. The two countries will now pursue an alternative site, further downstream, in a move that favors Angola and would boost its water
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK Several hundred of Botswana's San Bushmen are trying to return to their ancestral homes in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, but the group will have to bring in water supplies by truck or collect rainwater since the government
  • 5 May 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK-An attempt by owners of an eco-tourism farm in Namibia's uranium-rich Namib Desert to prevent Canada-based Forsys Metals Corp. from extracting large volumes of underground water to develop its Valencia uranium project has failed,
  • 28 Apr 2008- 21:38 by Local Press Report washington, dc, united states U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey — Data collected by the U. S. Geological Survey could help identify new sources of water in Afghanistan. At an event in the U.S. capital this week, the agency presented
  • 20 Apr 2008- 22:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — Africa's second largest uranium producer, Namibia, is finally responding to the need to secure the country's water supplies in the face of a booming uranium mining sector. In efforts to boost the semi-desert southwest
  • 14 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc- The World Bank is warning that overuse of water resources has put the countries of the Middle East and North Africa at risk of serious water shortages in the future. The bank says that if countries of the region do not act now, the
  • 14 Apr 2008- 10:09 by Local Press Report NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK The Namibian — A case has been filed in Namibia's High Court over a government decision to grant water abstraction permits to the Valencia Uranium Mine near Usakos in the Erongo region. The court case was filed by Namib Plains Farming
  • 7 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — Construction will begin soon on a second desalination plant in Namibia's Erongo region, according to state-owned utility Namibia Water Corporation Ltd. (NamWater) The new plant will cost over $194 million USD, NamWater said. It
  • 31 Mar 2008- 23:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states — The World Bank last week announced an additional $15 million USD financing credit for Azerbaijan's Rural Investment Project, which aims to improve living standards and infrastructure services for rural communities.
  • 31 Mar 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc — World Water Day events across the globe last weekend raised the specter of 1.1 billion people worldwide who lack access to safe drinking water, and called for more government and donor investment in water and sanitation provision. Wth