Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

Displaying 1 - 15 of 17
  • 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
  • 18 Feb 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) Common Water Network will initially be carried out on a bilateral basis, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Merza said last week. “The network will be built on a bilateral basis
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, both of which are pursuing nuclear energy programs to meet growing demand for power and desalinated water, are cooperating to build and operate nuclear plants, according to UAE
  • 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.
  • The Saudi government has signed 32 contracts, worth a total of $220 million USD, for water and sanitation projects across the country this year.
  • Six consortiums have qualified to bid for Abu Dhabi’s Al Marfaa power and desalination plant project, UAE officials said on March 7.
  • Water technology manufacturer Xylem Inc, which celebrated its first birthday barely a year ago after being spun off from ITT, announced expansion plans for the Middle East region last week at the International Water Summit (IWS) 2013 in Abu Dhabi.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.
  • The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global population. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 2 Aug 2011- 09:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Indian water infrastructure company Pratibha Industries is focusing on the overseas market, scouting for contracts in Middle Eastern and other South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Most of the contracts are on

Pages