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  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QENA, Egypt Five water stations in southern Egypt’s Qena governorate have been shut down as a precautionary measure after a 1.5-kilometer oil spill appeared in the Nile River there, according to official news agency MENA. In a statement released on
  • 7 Dec 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France The sixth day of climate talks in Paris on December 5th saw the launch of the Global Clean Water Desalination Alliance-- H20 minus CO2 initiative, which aims to tackle the water-energy nexus and climate change. The initiative includes an
  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Investing in renewable-energy technology presents the most affordable option for African countries to increase the amount of water available to meet rising demand due to expanding economic growth, rising population and
  • 15 Sep 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASWAN, Egypt Egyptian authorities have contained an oil spill on the Nile River in Aswan governorate, according to Mohamed Mostafa, secretary to the Aswan Governor. "Once concerned authorities discovered the oil spill, which came from an unknown
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A pipeline burst at a power plant in southern Egypt has spilled diesel over 1.5 kilometers of the Nile River near Assiut. Thirteen drinking water stations in Assiut and Minya were closed shortly after the spill occurred on August 29th,
  • 8 May 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) announced this week that it had awarded four contracts to international water companies to develop low energy-intensive desalination facilities, as part of a pilot program first
  • 1 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Egyptian and UAE governments this week signed $4.9 billion USD worth of loan and aid agreements to finance development and infrastructure projects in Egypt, including water, sanitation and power projects. “UAE aid has
  • Egypt’s Holding Company for Construction and Development (HCCD) on May 19 announced a new $34 million USD drinking water pipeline project in Abu Dhabi.
  • Six consortiums have qualified to bid for Abu Dhabi’s Al Marfaa power and desalination plant project, UAE officials said on March 7.
  • The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $37.7 million USD water pipeline project in Abu Dhabi, company officials announced last week.
  • The Middle East’s water and energy sectors will experience significant growth in 2012, as 97 new projects worth some $32.7 billion USD have started or will start construction in 12 countries, according to a new report from market research specialists Ventures Middle East.
  • The French Development Agency (ADF) is allocating $43.6 million USD for a national irrigation improvement project in Egypt, a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministers’ Council announced last week. The Egyptian government has approved the funding and it will be referred to the parliament for ratification.
  • Arab countries, which host 60 percent of global desalination capacity, plan to announce targets soon aimed at minimizing the adverse effects of desalination on the environment, both in terms of carbon emissions and brine discharge. The Arab Water Academy last week noted that many of the problems related to desalination could be reduced by replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Assiut said it would continue construction of two sewage treatment stations in the villages of Minqibad and al Awamer. The first project includes the upgrading of al Walidiya sewage treatment station to meet the needs of
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources unveiled a strategy aimed at replacing and renovating old irrigation and drainage pumping stations nationwide. According to ministry officials, some 1,650 stations are scheduled to be

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