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  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Saudi government last week rolled out a plan to carry out $400 million USD worth of water projects in kingdom’s Jazan region. The projects include construction of water reservoirs with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters each,
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Limited availability of freshwater could become a stumbling block to the growing shale gas sector, according to a new report from the Washington, DC-based World Resource Institute (WRI). The report, “ Global Shale Gas
  • 16 Jun 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Electricity and Water last week announced plans for $164 million USD worth of water and sanitation projects throughout the country. The projects include bringing desalinated water to Al Kharaj governorate;
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report JEDDAH Saudi Gazette National Water Co. (NWC), Saudi Arabia’s largest supplier, is planning SR2 billion ($533 million) of water-infrastructure projects in the tourist area of Taif, the Saudi Press Agency reported. The utility is working to increase capacity
  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next
  • 27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank last week released a progress report on the first phase of its Water Partnership Program (WPP), a trust fund supported by the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Denmark that aims to bring
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia will have to invest up to $267 billion USD to expand water and power production by 2030, according to a report issued by UAE-based Crescent Petroleum Company. “Demand on water and power exceeds the percentage of growth
  • 12 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy has launched a new project to identify potential renewable energy sources nationwide in order to maximize future production, city officials said in a statement issued
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • The World Bank announced on May 21 that it is launching the second phase of its joint Water Partnership Program, which involves the bank and the governments of the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom.
  • Officials at Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water expressed concern this week that Iran’s Busheher nuclear reactor will have a negative impact on water in the Persian Gulf.
  • 16 Apr 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg Saudi Arabia approved $96 million USD of water and sanitation projects including reservoirs across the kingdom, state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen. The 25 projects given the

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