Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India — Chennai has struggled with shortages of clean drinking water for years, and successive administrations in the state of Tamil Nadu have sought ways to overcome the shortfall, with little result. An alternative that has potential to
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China could face severe water shortages next spring as the summer and autumn drought continues into December, the country's weather forecasters warned. And increasingly, city-dwellers as well as farmers face a threat to supply say
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India-An ambitious plan by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to introduce pre-paid water meter connections in India's financial capital, Mumbai, seems to have hit some snags. The local administration is reportedly having second
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, BANGALORE — Most residents in this southern Indian city lack basic knowledge about the sources of their water supply, according to a recent survey. About 80 percent of middleclass residents of Bangalore, billed as India's IT capital, did not
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, AGRA- The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) team has found Agra's drinking water unfit for human consumption, and is looking into funding a project to pipe water from the Ganges River to the city. At a recent meeting between
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report Philippines, CEBU Sun Star (Philippines) — New technologies can bring an end to the water crisis in Cebu, according to Philippine Water Resources Inc. (PWRI) president Antonio Tompar Tompar said desalination plants like the ones built on Mactan Island could
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report KIRAKIRA, Solomon Islands Solomon Times Online (Solomon Islands) — A Japanese governmentfunded program to rehabilitate the water supply in the Makira-Ulawa provincial is now complete. The project funds came via the Japanese Grant Assistance for Grassroots
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report MANILA, Philippines Manila Standard Today (Philippines) — The Manila Water Co. Inc. is expanding into Bulacan with a $266 million USD supply project. The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System signed an agreement with the provincial government of
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report MUMBAI, India The Economic Times (India) — The Export-Import Bank of India has extended a $35.2 million line of credit to Cambodia for infrastructure projects including the purchase of water pumps. The pumps are part of the Stung Tasal Development Project.
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report India, KolKata Sify.com (India) — Electrosteel Castings Ltd will take part in the global tender for a 10year, $29 million USD contract from UK-based Yorkshire Water Services. The tender is expected to be awarded by March 2008. Electrosteel will participate
  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by Local Press Report Malaysia, PENANG The Star (Malaysia) — A senior manager of the Penang Water Supply Corporation was to be charged last week for allegedly accepting a $38,000 USD bribe. A local contractor who won a $7.2 million USD pipe replacement project allegedly offered
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- After the Nile River's floods hit unprecedented levels this year, Egyptian water experts and government officials began looking for innovative ways to make the best use of the extra water. In fact, some experts have criticized the
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are now channeling their investments in a new direction — wastewater treatment — as part of a concerted move to conserve their dwindling water resources. Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank B.S.C., a
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia — The European Commission (EC) office in Liberia has approved new funding to rehabilitate and extend water pipelines in the capital, to increase access to safe drinking water to underprivileged communities in the city, an EC
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties has signed a joint-venture agreement with UK utility company United Utilities. The agreement establishes a new company, Emaar Utilities, which will become the management company for

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