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  • 25 Jul 2019- 08:06 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO AFP From the sky, the glistening emerald ponds of northern Chile are almost beautiful, but closer to the ground they harbor an ugly and dangerous secret: the reservoirs, filled with toxic waste from the country's mining industry, are ticking
  • 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.
  • 26 Mar 2019- 06:07 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO Mining News Agency Antofagasta needs access to water for the future development of its Zaldivar copper deposit, which is near BHP`s Escondida mine, the world`s largest copper mine. Zaldivar`s size, however, does not justify investing in its own
  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:43 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile SQM, the world’s second largest producers of lithium, is to reduce excessive water extraction from Chile’s Atacama salt flats after a government crackdown. After approval of a $25 Million USD compliance plan by Chile's environmental regulator
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The Ethiopian Ministry of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity (MOWIE) and Xylem Inc have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing Xylem to explore how the company's skills and technologies can be used to help Ethiopia
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 2018- 07:31 by OOSKAnews Info SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean water authorities announced August 23 that the government is preparing new restrictions on the extraction of water from the lithium-rich Salar de Atacama salt flats. Existing permits allow for extraction that is six times more than what
  • 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
  • 9 Jun 2018- 12:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile. Upon
  • 31 May 2018- 10:32 by Local Press Report NAIROBI Standard Digital The national and county governments have entered into a deal with Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) for supply of clean water to locals. The agreement will be expanded with time. Mr Irungu said the water project would be
  • 26 Apr 2018- 08:43 by Local Press Report NAIROBI The Standard The low water levels in Nairobi’s main water reservoir despite the heavy rains is puzzling. Residents and environmentalists have questioned if there was sabotage at Ndakaini Dam in Murang’a to create an artificial water shortage in the
  • 31 Jan 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA MENAFN President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said Monday that there are no crises between Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), state media reported. He also added that the three countries speak up in one voice
  • 28 Nov 2017- 09:14 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA Daily News Egypt In a press conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation, and Electricity Minister Sileshi Bekele told reporters on Saturday, that the GERD has no significant impact on downstream countries. “When Ethiopia says that GERD

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