Disasters

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  • US-based water purification and wastewater treatment company Aquatech last week won a $25 million USD industrial wastewater treatment plant in the northern Egypt city of Alexandria.
  • Uganda is moving ahead with the controversial 250-megawatt Bujagali Dam on the Victoria Nile River near Jinja.
  • The pact signed last week between Israel and South Sudan to cooperate on water infrastructure and technology development has some Nile Basin countries concerned about their water security.
  • Officials at the Sudanese Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced on June 13 that they are preparing a comprehensive agreement that will govern Sudan’s water relations with its newest neighbor, South Sudan.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 3 Apr 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM Who owns the water in the Nile Basin? The Niger? The Amazon? Increasingly, the answer to that question about these and other river basins might be “nobody knows.”   Vast swathes of land, especially in Africa and Latin America, are being
  • 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
  • 4 Apr 2011- 15:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo There is a need to scale up investment in holistic water resources management and sanitation services to accelerate reconstruction and healing in post-conflict Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a
  • 14 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt takes the lion's share of water from the Nile River under a treaty made with Britain during the colonial era, but it is refusing to give up a drop to upstream African states that for years have demanded more equitable sharing,
  • 21 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Service from some drinking water plants near Cairo was disrupted last week after a major oil leak contaminated the Nile waters. A pipeline carrying oil through the Nile to Helwan Cement Plant burst on July 14, causing oil to spread over 2