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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries plan to launch a global dry land alliance in 2014 to deal with water scarcity and food security in 51 countries, according to officials with the regional grouping.
  • China will cooperate with Egypt on number of major irrigation and water projects, Egyptian officials announced last week.
  • 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.
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad. There was further agreement to cooperate on joint management of common aquifers, and share experiences in dealing
  • 5 Dec 2011- 18:23 by Local Press Report DOHA Gulf Times (Qatar) A project to build mega reservoirs would help Qatar ensure uninterrupted water supply to residents in emergencies, according to the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa). The project is part of the Qatar Food
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government and the World Bank are co-chairing a number of working groups charged with finding areas for collaboration on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects as part of the memorandum they signed on World
  • 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

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