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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 29 Aug 2011- 16:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  A series of demonstrations have been held in various Egyptian governorates over the past few weeks to protest a severe lack of drinking and irrigation water. These protests swept through the governorates of Minya, Sharqiya, Assiut, Fayyoum
  • 22 Aug 2011- 13:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Giza will start building a new drinking water treatment plant in the city of Hawamdiya, located in the southern part of the governorate. “The governorate has allocated $8.5 million USD to the construction of a new drinking water treatment
  • 11 Jul 2011- 13:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Orascom Construction Industries’ (OCI) Saudi subsidiary, Orascom Saudi Limited Company (OSL), won a $450 million USD contract for infrastructure work including supply and installation of 146 kilometers of pipe for stormwater, wastewater and
  • 23 Mar 2008- 21:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, MONROVIA, Liberia, ABU DHABI-Abu Dhabi needs to stop dragging its heels to speed up decision-making on a new power and water plant. The Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (ADWEC) is urging the government to decide on the plant
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A giant water pumping station in Toshka is set to start operations. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave the go-ahead to start operating the station in southern Egypt. Mubarak will also inaugurate the third branch of Sheikh Zayed Canal in
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is starting projects to improve supply and sanitation in Giza governorate as well other parts of the country. "The ministry will do its best to finish the water network carrying water