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  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's massive water project to channel water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea is reaching its first reality checks as it begins to raise the money for the $3 billion USD undertaking and commissions the studies on how it should be
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD — Iraq's building binge for water and sewer projects shows no sign of letup. Still, service is far from reliable and universal, and filling that demand can be a tale of unremitting difficulty. Ask Bechtel Corp., the giant American firm
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report South Africa, TSHWANE BuaNews (South Africa) — The Olifants River Water Resources Development Project will improve water supply to rural residents in the region and improve economic prospects for the mining sector, according to South African Water Affairs and
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Botswana, GABARONE Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — Botswana's Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) says expansion of the mining sector and growing demand could threaten the water supply in Gabarone. In its 2006 annual report, the WUC said economic growth in
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Rand Water hopes to delay the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project by reining in demand for water. The move is calculated to save money by postponing when Rand would need to start borrowing funds to pay for
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government is moving to crack down on industries that are dumping pollutants into the Nile. Egyptian Minister of Water Resources MahmoudAbu Zeid has formed an ad hoc committee with the authority to inspect all industrial
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report LAGOS, Nigeria Vanguard (Nigeria) — The Niger Delta is one of the five most polluted spots on Earth, thanks to the 1.5 million tons of crude oil that has spilled into the area over the past 50 years. The pollution poses a grave risk to people living in that
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oil may drive Nigeria's economy, but insufficient investment in water resources and other infrastructure in the petroleum-rich Niger Delta threatens to destabilize Africa's most populous country and an important oil exporter
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda —The Egyptian government is giving Uganda an additional $4.5 million USD to eliminate water hyacinth from the source of the Nile in the next three years, extending the $13.9 million USD in 2000 toward the Egypt-Uganda
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — In a nation where the tourist board advertises "13 months of sunshine," water is on everyone's mind. This year alone, flooding in the fertile Awash River valley damaged farms and forced thousands of people from
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel — A consortium including Kardan subsidiary Tahal Group and Triple R Energy, is planning to construct a pumped-storage hydroelectric power station at the Beit Shean Valley in Israel, at a total cost of $32.7 million. Pumped storage works
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Israel, ANGOLA, LUANDA Angola Press Agency-Anew Jordanian-Syrian dam could cut off the Jordan River's flow, an environmental group has warned. Friends of the Earth-Middle East said the "Unity Dam" project will cause the river's
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda — Two villagers have died and more than 200 fell sick from drinking sewage-contaminated water in the Egyptian governorate of Daqahliya, 120 kilometers north of Cairo. Health officials said that the victims were suffering
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sierra Leone, KABALA — A $4 million USD loan to the Sierre Leone government from the Arab Bank for Economic Development will rehabilitate the water system for this remote township. When completed, it will be the first pipe-borne water to be provided in
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Africa's water crisis could be hitting new problems soon, as Egypt and Ethiopia say the Nile Treaty is defunct. Based on historical agreements, in which all riparian states have agreed to a certain split of Nile water resources, East

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