Water Quality

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  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — As more Kenyans move away from drinking untreated water in the urban areas a lucrative bottled water counterfeiting business has sprung up. The counterfeiters are bottling the water in residential areas and sealing it, using fake labels
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent Israel, Iraq, BASRAH, NEGEV —An international conference in Israel will aim to bridge the gap between academic research institutions and various branches of industry involved in water technology and innovation. Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, at
  • 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 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone —Water consumers in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, are still not out of the woods after two months of acute water shortage. Water supply has only returned to normal in October, officials of the state-run Guma Valley Water
  • 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 Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — General Electric says it will be increasing its desalination business in the Middle East and Africa, citing increasing demand in the region. Its subsidiary, GE Water & Process Technologies, will be spearheading the move by
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, Israel, JEDDAH, HADERA — H2ID, a partnership of IDE Technologies and Housing and Construction, has won the tender for the establishment of a seawater desalination plant in a designated area within the grounds of the Hadera Power Plant. The
  • 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 Local Press Report TORONTO, Canada OOSKAnews — Israel's national water carrier Mekorot has made a presentation to Canadian investors, academics, government authorities and water industry officials. The meetings, held in Vancouver and Toronto, were organized by the Canada

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