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  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report AMMAN PV Magazine The EU is providing a €30 million ($31.8 million) grant to help the Water Authority of Jordan build a new solar PV plant to power three-to-five water pumping stations across the country. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report AMMAN Engineering News-Record Jordan’s Water and Irrigation Ministry has short-listed five teams,out of 17 original proposals, to submit definitive bids for the $1.1-billion first phase of the project to pump water from the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea
  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report PORT-AU-PRINCE United Nations News Centre Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) for Haiti and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), inaugurated on 8 December a water capture and distribution
  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report IRBIL CNN At least half a million people caught in the crossfire inside the Iraqi city of Mosul now have no access to running water, according to a United Nations statement yesterday. One of three major water pipelines was struck as Iraqi troops fought back
  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON DC The Washington Post The country is in the midst of its worst drought in 25 years, as three reservoirs that supply its largest city, La Paz, are almost entirely dried up. Experts say the country’s water shortages are caused or exacerbated by
  • 14 Dec 2016- 11:06 by Local Press Report TORETSK Irish Times On Tuesday, a complete ceasefire was agreed around Toretsk to allow a mine removal team to make the area safe for workers to fix a pipe, which lies in a buffer zone between government and separatist positions, damaged in a blast on Nov.
  • 22 Nov 2016- 09:22 by Local Press Report NICOSIA Cyprus Mail Agriculture Minister Nicos Kouyialis on Monday denied that drought-stricken Cyprus has asked Turkey for water.“Cyprus uses desalination facilities which can produce all the potable water to meet the needs of all citizens.” Access Climate
  • 22 Nov 2016- 09:22 by Local Press Report GABARONE African Review A "first-of-its-kind" self-sustaining rural water treatment system that operates without grid electricity or solar power will launch in Botswana to help accelerate clean water provision. Scotmas Bravo Hydro, which generates
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUHANSK, Ukraine The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has urged members of the Minsk-based Trilateral Contact Group on Eastern Ukraine to take urgent action to provide water supply in the Luhansk region. To avoid cut-offs affecting 600
  • 22 Nov 2016- 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewage Systems (IDAAN) has been unable to resume production of water at the Parita treatment plant in Herrera province after a week of outages. High levels of sediment from the plant’s intakes
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAVANA, Cuba Cuba has carried out nine projects to reduce water losses, with $221 million USD in financial support from Arab nations, according to Rosemarie Ricardo Batista, director of international relations and foreign trade at the country’s National
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Crimea urgently needs to address the problem of water supply for irrigation, Crimean Agriculture Minister Andrew Ryumshin said last week. Ryumshin said agriculture on the peninsula was deteriorating due to the lack of creditworthiness
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:16 by Local Press Report HAVANA Cuba Headlines Japanese ambassador to Cuba Masaru Watanabe signed a contract on Wednesday to set up a desalinization plant in the eastern Holguin coastal community of Caletones, Gibara municipality, in order to supply the people higher quality
  • 21 Nov 2016- 13:17 by Local Press Report LONDON Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Royal Dutch Shell this week is facing fresh environmental claims in a London high court as well as in the Netherlands, from two Nigerian communities who have suffered pollution episodes following repeated
  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the