Water Quality

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  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, SHARJAH — Sewage water from the emirate of Fujairah has leaked into the drinking water in neighboring Sharjah. Fujairah's sewage is dumped at a location just 5 kilometers from the town of Kalba, on the edge of the emirate of
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report Zambia, NDOLA The Times of Zambia — The Nkana Water and Sewerage Company is demanding more than $1.5 million USD from Konkola Copper Mines as compensation for the mining company's pollution of the Kafue River water supply. The water utility says it has
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUNIS, Tunisia — After an initial mixed response, Tunisian officials say there is growing international interest in the country's El Attar wastewater project. The project will construct a 50,000 cubic-meter-per-day wastewater treatment plant. The
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government has allocated $511 million to improve11 water treatment plants in the Greater Cairo region in the next three years. The plan aims at increasing the total productivity of water facilities in the area (consisting of
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya Petroleum Refineries, Ltd. is constructing a wastewater recovery and treatment plant, the first such facility in East Africa. The project will be on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate and Transfer) contract. The plant will have two
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Under pressure from the World Bank, Sierra Leone is mulling over whether to privatize its water supply. But human rights groups in the country oppose the move, saying it will put a basic commodity beyond the financial reach of
  • 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

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