Water Quality

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  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Zambia, NDOLA — While Kenya's water and sanitation sectors have undergone reforms over the years, the government has not put sufficient resources into sewerage. Participants attending a forum on water, sanitation and sewerage heard
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — For decades Egyptians depended on tap water to fulfill their daily drinking water needs. Provided mainly by public water companies that get water from the Nile River and affiliated canals, tap water has been used by all the social classes
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — A new water purifying tablet has been launched on the Ugandan market. The tablet, named Aqua Safe, was launched by AFFORD, a health marketing initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). AFFORD said the
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Uganda, MANAFWA The Monitor (Uganda) — The water flowing from most rivers flowing through Mt. Elgon National Park is contaminated and unfit for consumption, according to a recent ecological report. The report, "Water Quality Analysis from Selected Rivers
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates XPRESS (UAE) — Although recycled sewage water is used for irrigation and cooling in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai continues to resist using it for drinking water. "Using sewage as drinking water will never happen," a
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories- Residents of the Gaza Strip, now controlled by Islamist Hamas, could be facing an immense water crisis if Israel cuts off supply now piped into the seacoast Palestinian territory. Palestinians in the West Bank,
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The exponential growth of the real estate and industrial sectors in the Persian Gulf region, due to high oil and gas revenues, could threaten water sector development. Analysts at the Emirates Environment Group said
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE Zimbabwe Standard — Residents' groups in Zimbabwe's main cities threatened to take some type of action if something is not done about severe water shortages. Cities most affected include Harare, Chitungwiza, Chegutu, Mutare, Gweru,
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Spanish utility group Sociedad General deAguas de Barcelona SA (Agbar) won a five-and-a-half-year water purification, management and supply contract for the city of Oran in northwestern Algeria. Agbar's offer was the most
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Some 1.4 million people in five districts will get better access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities under Sierra Leone's National Recovery Strategy Assessment The project is to be "floated for expected
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — The Ministry of Environment will look into the environmental problems in Zarqa Governorate, starting with cleaning up the Zarqa River "Zarqa Governorate poses major environmental challenges as it is home to several
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — Members of the East African Legislative Assembly are calling for a policy to conserve Lake Victoria. "Lake Victoria is being depleted. We should adopt a policy to ensure nobody interferes with its catchments,"
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Chimhanda Dam in the Rushinga district of Mashonaland Central is under threat from invasive water hyacinth plants and siltation. Chimhanda is one of the medium dams built by government to provide irrigation water to dozens of
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by Local Press Report FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Concord Times (Sierra Leone) — Sweden-based Wisstings Water Drilling Company will begin operations in Sierra Leone by the end of the year, according to resident administrator Budou Bangs. Bangs said the company soon would be registered
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has acquired stateof-the-art equipment to analyze the general quality of water and wastewater across the country. The quality of both surface and underground water in Kenya fails to meet World Health