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  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan government has signed a $44.7 million USD loan agreement from the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters for Africa (CIWA) multi-donor trust fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on May 3 announced plans to carry out $200 million USD worth of new irrigation projects throughout the country. “The ministry will work on implementing upgrades at 42 irrigation lifting
  • 24 Apr 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan Tens of thousands of people who fled violence the Southern Sudanese city of Bentiu last week are now at risk of water-borne diseases in overcrowded refugee camps, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). "Those
  • 17 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government needs $20 billion USD to complete previously planned water and sanitation projects, according to Minister of Housing and Urban Development Moustafa Madbouli. “Our target is to attract foreign investments to help
  • 26 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources this week launched a massive national initiative to rationalize water consumption. It involves an intensive advertising campaign urging people to use water resources sparingly. “Egypt’s
  • 24 Feb 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt and Sudan have agreed on an integrated work program to carry out water projects and joint research aimed at reducing water waste in the upper portion of the Nile River, Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:40 by Local Press Report CAIRO The Reporter Egypt's Minister of Irrigation, Mohamed Abdul Muttalib, will visit Ethiopia next week to meet with Alemayehu Tegenu, the Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) under
  • 5 Feb 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Arab Ministerial Water Council discussed adopting a common water security strategy during its meeting in Cairo last week. “The ministers discussed a number of issues, at the top of which was furthering cooperation in adopting a common
  • 23 Jan 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt faces an annual water deficit of 25 billion cubic meters, according to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Muttalib. “Egypt’s annual water needs are estimated at 80 billion cubic meters, but what we currently have
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The United Nations is working to secure the fuel needed to operate vital facilities like wastewater treatment plants and hospitals in the Gaza Strip, according to Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the UN Relief and Works Agency for
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The water ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to completely iron out their differences over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project during their meeting in the Sudanese capital this week, according to Egyptian officials. “We
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia An international panel of experts, formed at the suggestion of Ethiopia’s government to assess the impacts of the country’s planned Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Nile, has found flaws in the foundation design of the dam and
  • 10 Sep 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) has teamed up with the German Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources to conduct an inventory of all trans-boundary surface and groundwater
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many regions of the world in the next 10 years. The
  • 18 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Mohamed Abdel-Motallib was appointed minister of irrigation and water resources in the new Egyptian government, which was formed on July 16. Abdel-Motallib, who headed the Water Research Center, replaces Mohamed Bahaaeddine. Bahaaeddine has

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