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  • 9 Nov 2008- 19:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Faced with the challenge of diminishing supplies, Jordan has applied to the United States' Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) to fund four major water projects. Jordan's Steering Committee for the Millennium Challenge Account
  • 9 Nov 2008- 19:24 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) granted some $11.5 million USD for the water, health and education sectors. Under the agreements signed with the Jordanian
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan's Government Tenders Directorate has issued a tender for the reconstruction of a water distribution network in Mazar. Bids are to be submitted by January 21, 2009. The Mazar reconstruction and rehab tender is part of the Karak
  • 26 Oct 2008- 20:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan is losing $186 million USD a year to water scarcity and environmental degradation, which is undermining a government-sponsored program to impose green standards on the country's cities. In mid-October, Jordan's Environment
  • 19 Oct 2008- 20:11 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The per capita water share in Jordan has dropped to less than 150 cubic meters, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. The ministry announced October 16 that demand for potable water in the country was expected to reach 1,671
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan The Jordan Times Jordan and France on September 30 signed an agreement under which French nuclear firm AREVA will assist Jordan with exploration and mining of uranium. The deal paves the way for a long-term partnership between AREVA and the
  • 22 Sep 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times A four-day halt in water supply to Jordan from Lake Tiberias, also known as the Sea of Galilee, ended on September 20. Israeli authorities had informed the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation of the halt in water pumping
  • 8 Sep 2008- 19:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Syria and Jordan are currently discussing setting up a fair distribution system for water resources of the Yarmouk River. Musa Jamaini, Secretary General of the Jordan Valley Authority, has been discussing the issue with Syrian officials
  • 8 Sep 2008- 19:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan last week issued a warning to farmers in the Jordan Valley about water availability in the coming months, saying that they are likely to receive less than 40 percent of their water needs next year if the coming winter fails to bring
  • 1 Sep 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN The Jordan Times Jordan is considering desalinating water from underground aquifers to help meet the kingdom's drinking water needs. The Ministry of Water and Irrigation has presented a proposal to the Ministry of Planning and International
  • 25 Aug 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN The Jordan Times Jordanian farmers will continue to receive the scheduled amount of water for irrigation, according to officials. Minister of State for Media Affairs and Communications Nasser Judeh said on August 20 that Minister of Water and
  • 25 Aug 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times A study will start this month to identify sources of pollution in the Zarqa River Basin, according to Ministry of Environment Secretary General Fares Juneidi. "In addition, the team will also examine the conditions of municipalities
  • 4 Aug 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ), which has been working to foster cooperation between the public and private sectors to curb water losses in the kingdom, says it will launch a program to outsource maintenance and
  • 21 Jul 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan The Jordan Times Several pilot projects, worth some $1.3 million USD are set to begin in Jerash governorate in the next two weeks. "Theproject aims to improve people's living conditions through sustainable development and water
  • 14 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A group of members of the People Assembly, Egypt's lower house of parliament, have objected to the move by some hotels in the Red Sea coastal town of Taba to obtain potable water supply from neighboring Israel. A recent visit paid by

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