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  • Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors Company has qualified for the final stage of a $300 million USD desalination and drinking water pipeline network project in the southern Iraqi governorate of Basra, company officials said on May 6.
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 23 Jan 2012- 17:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Arab Water Ministerial Council plans to unveil its water security strategy during the upcoming Arab Summit in Baghdad this March. The ministerial council, which met in Cairo last week, has tasked concerned agencies with developing a
  • 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
  • 12 Apr 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt gyptian public and private companies flast week announced 10 tenders in the water and drainage sectors. The Potable Water and Sanitary Drainage Company of Sohag this week announced six tenders for rehabilitation/replacement of different
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, TEL AVIV, Israel, Iraq, BAGHDAD — A recent meeting of experts drawn from the Nile Basin countries unanimously endorsed establishing an institutional framework for full and equitable utilization of the Nile River&