Disasters

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  • 19 Dec 2011- 21:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government has allocated $13 million USD for sanitation projects in Marsa Matrouh governorate in northwestern Egypt. According to governorate officials, $6.5 million USD was allocated for implementation of the second phase of
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  Egyptian officials have requested detailed studies on planned dam projects from their Sudanese counterparts, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation. The request was made during the second session of the Nile Water Authority
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Arab countries will be among the top attractors of investment in water and irrigation sectors in the near future, according to a report published by Deutsche Bank earlier this month. Over the next few years, large-scale investment will be
  • 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
  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River-- a $33 billion USD irrigation system built by the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, to provide water from a vast underground aquifer in the desert for the country’s densely populated coastal belt-- could become a crucial element in his fight to preserve his embattled regime. The GMMR, as the project is known, is the crowning glory of Gadhafi’s four decades in power, the showpiece of Libya’s revolution. Gadhafi himself calls it “the eighth wonder of the world.”   Hailed as a masterpiece of engineering, it provides nearly 5 million cubic meters of water a day to the cities along the Mediterranean coast in northern Libya, where most of the country’s 6.5 million people live. Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Only 5 percent of the land gets at least 10 centimeters of rainfall a year. 
  • 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
  • 28 Feb 2011- 13:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA  As unrest in Libya enters its third week, the country’s future is becoming increasingly uncertain. With thousands of deaths and injuries, the country is bordering on civil war between anti-government demonstrators and Colonel Muammar