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  • 8 Dec 2010- 13:35 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO GE Chilean water utility Aguas Andinas will install Jenbacher biogas engines supplied by GEfor the wastewater treatment plant expansion and renewable energy project along the Mapocho River near Santiago. The project is part of the government's
  • 6 Dec 2010- 13:48 by Local Press Report CAPE VERDE, PRAIA International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly The Japanese government could fund a desalination plant on the island of Santiago on Cape Verde. Consultants for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have just concluded an
  • 17 Nov 2010- 15:02 by Local Press Report CHILE, SANTIAGO Latin American Herald Tribune French construction firm Vinci SA and non-profit organization Fundacion Chile, are building the $3.85 billion USD undersea AcquaAtacama pipeline project to carry freshwater some 1,000 kilometers from central
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A s Kenyan anti-corruption agencies close in on rampant graft in the water sector, experts, investors and overseas donors have expressed concern over possible reversal or halt to progress the sector achieved since the enactment of
  • 15 Nov 2010- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya R ising tariffs, skewed budget allocations and political patronage have denied poor Kenyans access to clean drinking water and sanitation. The poor in urban slums and rural areas are finding it increasingly difficult to access quality
  • 1 Nov 2010- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya A new dispute has erupted over appointment of the board of directors of the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC). This conflict arose after the Athi Water Services Board (AWSB) in mid-October began advertising for interested
  • 13 Oct 2010- 16:02 by Local Press Report SANTIAGO, Cuba Cuban News Agency Eleven artificial lakes in Santiago de Cuba are filled to an average of 93 percent of capacity, and the Chalons, Charco Mono and Gilbert reservoirs are releasing water to the capital city area. Protesta de Baragua Barrage in
  • 11 Oct 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Taipei Times (Taiwan) The Consumers' Foundation called on the new Cabinet-level Water Resources Agency to address the serious problems with water leakage in Taiwan before increasing water tariffs. The group cited the agency's data, showing
  • 11 Oct 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya T he Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network (KEWASNET) censured Water and Irrigation Minister, Charity Ngilu over allegations of corruption. The civil society groups umbrella took issue with the minister's remarks to the
  • 4 Oct 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report TAIPEI Focus Taiwan News Channel Heavy rainfall last month has eased concerns over water shortages in Taiwan, according to the Water Resources Agency (WRA). The WRA said water levels at Taiwan's major reservoirs are now above 80 percent of capacity,
  • 20 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid population growth in Kenya over the past decade, estimated at one million people per year, has presented new setbacks in attempts to expand basic services such as clean drinking water, proper sanitation, food and shelter to citizens
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government has commissioned a private contractor to carry out a comprehensive census of boreholes in the capital, Nairobi, and outlying regions. According to senior officials in the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, mapping of
  • 16 Aug 2010- 20:58 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, China Etaiwannews.com Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration last week approved water conservation measures for the Central Taiwan Science Park. The park project is controversial; activists have demanded a stop to it, while the
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Japan provided $178.1 million USD in funding to Kenya for the Mwea Irrigation Development Project and improvement of the water supply system in Embu town and surrounding areas. Of the total, $150.6 million USD is a loan to enhance the Mwea
  • 9 Aug 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The Kenyan government recognized irrigation as an integral component of achieving food security in its new agriculture sector development strategy. Ten ministries were involved in developing the strategy, which gives significant attention

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