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  • 12 Feb 2020- 11:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The World Bank has announced a $10-15 Million USD grant for desalination in Gaza, Palestine. This funding, announced 10 February, will supplement funds already committed by the Partnership for Infrastructure Development in
  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 26 Nov 2018- 08:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Washington, United States The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to permanently close its mission in the West Bank and Gaza in early 2019 in a move certain to exacerbate an ongoing water crisis in the region. Israeli
  • 21 Aug 2018- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Info GAZA, Palestinian Territory The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Jamie McGoldrick, called August 20 on the donor community to immediately fund the procurement of emergency fuel to prevent essential services in the
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal
  • 19 Oct 2016- 11:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India The Indian state of Karnataka’s government said on October 19th that it would abide by the nation’s Supreme Court directive to release 2,000 cusecs of water per day to downstream state Tamil Nadu. Earlier this week, the Court asked
  • 7 Oct 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Tamil Nadu Ministers met on 7th October with state governor Vidyasagar Rao at his request to discuss ongoing issues related to upstream release of water related to the Cauvery river system. “The governor enquired the Ministers about the
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BENGALURU, India Representatives of both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (Secular) parties in Karnataka have today (September 28th) urged the State government against releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. The call comes in the aftermath
  • 23 Sep 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BENGALURU, India A special session of the Legislative Council of the Indian State of Karnataka on September 23rd resolved with cross-party support that "in this state of acute distress" the government will ensure that no water from the present
  • 8 Aug 2016- 10:50 by Local Press Report GAZA International Middle East Media Center As every year, during the summer, the water shortage in the Gaza Strip is accentuated. At the same time, the energy shortage caused by the blockade prevents engines and water pumps from pushing it from wells and
  • 14 Jul 2016- 09:14 by Local Press Report ANKARA International Middle East Media Center The Turkish Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs announced, Tuesday, that Turkey is to establish a seawater desalination plant to solve water crisis, estimating the cost of the project to $300,000,000 USD.
  • 9 Jun 2016- 08:14 by Local Press Report HAIFA Ynetnews Ashkelon desalination facility has been distrupted for years as masses of Gazan sewage has piled up; Israeli Electric Corporation is planning on supplying Gaza’s sewage treatment plant with power to reduce the level of pollution washing up on
  • 6 Jun 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) is considering a proposal to waive $15 million USD worth of water bills for those living in economically disadvantaged areas. After hearing complaints from slum residents-- who said
  • 22 Mar 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report ASHKELON Ynetnews Israel has been ignoring Palestinian requests to help them build a new water treatment plant in the Gaza Strip. As a result, one of Israeli's most important water desalinization plants in Ashkelon was recently taken off line due to
  • 16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGALORE, India Untreated wastewater from nearby industries is being discharged into Varthur Lake on a daily basis, and the ongoing pollution has damaged local river ecosystems, a source at the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) told

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