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  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile. Upon
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 4 Apr 2018- 11:23 by Local Press Report DUBAI Gulf News Ask the UAE’s Minister of Energy what really worries him, and his answer isn’t oil prices, or the glut in the oil market, or even whether demand for oil will ever pick up. His answer is: water. Suhail Al Mazroui, the UAE’s Minister of Energy
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on September 21st, and took the opportunity of his farewell address to urge world leaders to end the war in Syria and bring 2015’s Paris climate
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia After a year of negotiation, the Namibian government is taking the final steps toward acquiring a desalination plant built by French nuclear energy giant Areva, an official said this week. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
  • 8 May 2015- 09:01 by Local Press Report SHARJAH Pollution Solutions Aquarion Group (Aquarion AG), a leading provider of advanced water systems, solutions and technologies for the Oil & Gas industry, the energy sector and other process industries, has established Aquarion Middle East, a wholly
  • 24 Nov 2014- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LILONGWE, Malawi The government of Malawi has suspended oil and gas exploration on Lake Malawi, over which it is currently locked in a territorial dispute with neighoring Tanzania. The move is part of a broader effort by the new to re-evaluate all
  • 13 Nov 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUCHAREST, Romania Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta said last week that the country was postponing shale gas exploration activities, and claimed that there may not in fact be any shale reserves in Romania after all. He told the Antena 3 news station
  • 28 May 2014- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Power and Water Utility Company for Jubail and Yanbu (Marafiq) last week signed an agreement with Marafiq-Saur Operation and Maintenance Company (MASA) to operate and maintain its water and wastewater networks and
  • 9 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Abu Dhabi Executive Council last week approved $5 billion USD for the water and electricity sectors in 2014. The funds will be directed toward key water, electricity, drainage and wastewater treatment projects,
  • 24 Apr 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUBAI, United Arab Emirates Dubai has tendered a $41 million USD project to expand Al Owair Wastewater Treatment Plant, Dubai municipal officials said this week. The project will increase the plant’s capacity to 65,000 cubic meters per day. The contract
  • 18 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi authorities last week announced plans to carry out $600 million USD worth of infrastructure projects, including key water and sanitation works, in Khalifa City. The projects involve upgrading wastewater
  • 17 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRASILIA, Brazil Suez Environment subsidiary Degremont has won a contract to provide water treatment units for two of Brazilian energy company Petrobras’ FPSO (floating production and storage offloading) vessels. The value of the engineering and

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