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  • 8 Dec 2011- 12:16 by Local Press Report washington, dc Inter-American Development Bank The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) approved a $100 million USD loan to help Honduras deal with natural disasters. The funds will be used to cover extraordinary expenses caused by hurricanes, earthquakes
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 26 Sep 2011- 21:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Dutch water companies are looking at investing in water infrastructure projects in Iraq. A delegation of seven Dutch companies on a visit to Iraq said it was eying projects that involve construction and maintenance of irrigation channels,
  • 27 Jun 2011- 14:22 by Local Press Report ANKARA Al Sumaria (Iraq) Turkish officials are denying reports that the issue of water-sharing with Iraq is at a point where the two countries are considering exchanging oil for water. Turkish Commercial Attaché in Baghdad Matin Kerken said the issue of
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Reuters Iraq must invest more in water and power infrastructure or its oil and gas sectors will suffer, said Peter Oosterveer, group president for energy and chemicals at U.S. engineering company Fluor Corp. “If all projects (in the oil and gas
  • 14 Jun 2011- 17:23 by Local Press Report dhaka Daily Star (Bangladesh) An alliance of international organizations has launched a six-year, $8 million USD research program aimed at maximizing use of water and land in Bangladesh’s coastal region by developing salt-tolerant crop varieties, introducing
  • 9 May 2011- 18:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government will provide an additional $8.5 million USD in humanitarian aid to refugees and internally displaced persons in Côte d’Ivoire, the Stat Department announced on May 5. The funds will provide aid to
  • 2 May 2011- 15:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis mean the water industry globally will have to “do a lot more with a lot less,” according to Dan McCarthy, CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business. The current
  • 23 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BASRA Water-starved Iraq has accused neighbor Iran of causing severe water pollution, and in response has built a 40 kilometer-long embankment along its southern frontier with Iran to keep polluted runoff from poisoning its rivers and groundwater.