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  • 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
  • 30 Jun 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland A new joint report from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has underlined the need for more legislation to protect at-risk communities from the threats
  • Algeria has announced plans to move forward with its controversial shale gas exploration expansion, although experts are warning that it poses a serious threat to the country’s scarce water resources.
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • 7 Nov 2011- 16:17 by Local Press Report ALGIERS Magharebia Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika signed a roadmap covering security as well as issues including energy, mining, water resources and public works. The roadmap was signed during Toure’s visit
  • 14 Jun 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report ALGIERS, Algeria Afrol News Algeria, seeking more meaningful ties with the European Union, is eying EU investment in agriculture, water, transport and small and mediumsized businesses. Algerian Foreign Minister Mow ad Medelci expressed dissatisfaction with
  • 31 Aug 2009- 14:47 by Local Press Report ALGIERS, Algeria MENAFN Total direct foreign investment in Algeria's energy sector reached over $17 billion USD between 2000 and 2008, with most investment focused on oil and gas exploration, power plant construction and water desalination, according to
  • 2 Mar 2009- 13:46 by Local Press Report ALGIERS, Algeria Magharebia One hundred local investors and 30 U.S. investors in the water, technology, automotive, agriculture and transportation industries discussed investment opportunities beyond the oil industry during a meeting in Algiers last month.
  • 15 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria A lgerian President Abdelaziz Boutefiika has ordered the Ministry of Hydraulic Resources to start three new water projects in the south and north parts of the country. Boutefiika said in a statement that the government is committed to
  • 28 Apr 2008- 21:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent sinGapore, SINGAPORE CITY — Environmental solutions firm Hyflux Ltd. has won the $468 million USD contract to build a 500,000 cubic meter per day reverse osmosis desalination plant in Magtaa, in Algeria's western Oran region, the company said. The
  • 20 Apr 2008- 22:47 by Local Press Report ALGIERS, Algeria El Khabar (Algeria) — Algerian Minister of Energy and Mining Chekib Khelil says he has drafted a new bill related to peaceful nuclear power use. The bill was to be submitted to the government and Parliament next week. Khelil noted that
  • 6 Jan 2008- 23:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — German utility Gelsenwasser has won the $33.2 million USD contract from the Algerian government to provide drinking water services in the eastern part of the country. The contract, which will run for about five-and-a-half years, calls
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Acciona Agua of Spain has signed contracts to build desalination plants in Algeria and the United Arab Emirates. The company will build a $184.9 million plant in Fouka, Algeria, with Canada's SNC Lavalin, and the
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria is facing the curse of riches- rising income from petroleum brings an influx of people and industry needing water that the country lacks the capacity to deliver. What has become a way of life for the countries along the
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria's aggressive $1 billion USD worth of water transfer projects are moving forward, with technical and commercial bids submitted for the construction and pipeline supply contracts. Algiers is planning to set up one of North

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