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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:05 by OOSKAnews Info RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Contemporaneously with this year's Hajj season, the government of Saudi Arabia announced investment in new water developments totalling in excess of $825 Million USD. The projects include construction of a pipeline from the desal plant
  • 3 Aug 2019- 13:10 by Local Press Report BISHKEK 24 News Delegations of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan will discuss the implementation of the agreement on the joint use of water resources of Orto-Tokoi (Kasansai) reservoir in narrow and expanded formats. Orto-Tokoi water reservoir is located on the
  • 30 Jul 2019- 06:51 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Thailand Though dam operator CK Power PCL has strongly denied it is storing water in Laos' Xayaburi Dam’s reservoir and causing an extraordinary reduction of water levels downstream, hydrological information cited by Montree
  • 5 May 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Gulf News Saudi Arabia has warned against potential perils of an Iranian nuclear plant on the Gulf region. Iran’s Bushehr nuclear reactor is located around 200km from the Arabian Gulf along an active earthquake zone, the official Saudi news agency SPA
  • 22 Apr 2019- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Multinational Tullow Oil is continuing negotiations to secure a water rights deal with officials of Turkana County in northern Kenya, for Kenya's first oil project, with a final investment decision expected by the end of the year.
  • 4 Mar 2019- 08:18 by Local Press Report RIYADH Trade Arabia ACWA Power, a leading developer, owner and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, said its consortium with Saudi Brothers Commercial Company (SBCC), has signed senior financing and hedging agreements for the SR2.62
  • 31 Jan 2019- 09:23 by Local Press Report RIYADH Saudi Gazette Almar Water Solutions, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, has been awarded a contract to develop a desalination plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Over $600m will be invested in the project, creating 700 jobs,
  • 13 Jan 2019- 07:38 by Local Press Report RIYADH Trade Arabia Saudi Arabia's Water & Electricity Company (WEC) has prequalified eight major international engineering groups as supervision consultants for the upcoming desalination projects in the kingdom. The Saudi utility pointed out that
  • 20 Dec 2018- 12:33 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Nation Academics warn that a dam newly approved for southern Nakhon Si Thammarat province will intensify conflicts between citizens and the authorities and destroy a bountiful forest ecosystem, while bringing no substantial benefit in terms of
  • 10 Oct 2018- 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenya's Council of Governors and Ministry of Water and Sanitation have intervened in the dispute between the city of Nairobi and the county of Murang'a over benefits to be derived from Ndakaini Dam (also known as Thika Dam)
  • 3 Oct 2018- 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Following a protracted procurement dispute, the UK GBM Engineering Consortium has been confirmed as building contractor to Kenya's $2 Billion USD High Grand Falls Dam project on the country's Tana River. After months’ long
  • 4 Aug 2018- 06:58 by Local Press Report BANGKOK The Bangkok Post Somkiat Prajamwong, secretary-general of the Office of the National Water Resources (ONWR), said a joint task force centre will be set up on August 3 at the Royal Irrigation Department with officials to analyse information on the
  • 1 Aug 2018- 07:58 by Local Press Report NAIROBI ESI Africa Kenya's Geothermal Development Company (GDC) will commence with the operation of drilling wells in Baringo County, in search of steam power. The company’s general manager in-charge of drilling and infrastructure, George Kinyanjui, said

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