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  • 19 Dec 2011- 22:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUJUMBURA, Burundi Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza is urging investors and riparian countries in the Lake Tanganyika Basin to take advantage of the area’s huge water potential to heighten industrial development. Addressing the 1st EAC (East
  • 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 Nov 2011- 12:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Mining activities and industrialization have worsened the problem of mercury pollution in Africa’s watercourses, exposing the population to serious public health hazards. Delegates from governments and multilateral institutions met at the
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, BOSTON, MA Global water supply issues are creating risks for both companies and their investors, according to a new report and water risk tool released in late October by Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental organizations and
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Abundant freshwater resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo have the potential to transform the country into a green economy powerhouse. The third largest country in Africa is richly endowed with natural assets including forests,
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, MA, TOPSFIELD The International Desalination Association (IDA) on September 22 announced that Dr. Corrado Sommariva, Managing Director of ILF Consulting Engineers Middle East, will serve as the organization’s new president for the period
  • 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,
  • 26 Sep 2011- 18:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium East African leaders and aid organizations struggling to help the more than 13 million people affected by drought are focusing on improved water management to prevent future calamities and stabilize the conflict-prone region. Along
  • 12 Sep 2011- 18:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ny, united states, NEW YORK CITY The hot and dry conditions that El Niño weather phenomenon brings to tropical nations can double the risk of conflicts, with 50 of 250 conflicts between 1950 and 2004 triggered by effects of this climate cycle, according
  • 2 Aug 2011- 09:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ny, united states, NEW YORK CITY  A new real-time water quality tester developed by Water Canary will help “prevent an isolated water hazard from turning into a full blown disaster,” Water Canary CEO Sonaar Luthra told OOSKAnews on July 25. “Water Canary
  • 28 Jul 2011- 09:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ny, united states, NEW YORK CITY  A new real-time water quality tester developed by Water Canary will help “prevent an isolated water hazard from turning into a full blown disaster,” Water Canary CEO Sonaar Luthra told OOSKAnews on July 25. “Water
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2011- 12:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya  A team of Kenyan and French researchers have teamed up in an effort to save Kenya’s Tana Delta, whose supply of freshwater is under threat from encroachment by private investment companies. The researchers presented evidence that the
  • 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

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