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  • 21 Sep 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The world’s first and largest seawater desalination and cooling plant has opened near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adsorption Desalination and Cooling (ADC) will be used commercially in Saudi Arabia initially, with interest in the
  • 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
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONG KONG The US government is considering partnering with the Chinese state companies that are expected to win the contracts to construct the controversial $12 billion USD Inga III dam project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3 Aug 2011- 19:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Spain, MADRID Spanish company Sociedad General de Aguas de Barcelona (AGBAR) has set a new strategy of shifting to solutions and technology, where it sees a growth market.  AGBAR has also begun to expand its operations and presence in Latin America and

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