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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.
  • 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
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  Matrouh governorate in northwest Egypt will build a $42 million USD desalination plant, the biggest project of its type in the country, Sherif Faris, chairman of Matrouh Drinking Water and Sanitation company, announced on April 11. The
  • 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
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A new desalination plant was inaugurated in October in Egypt’s Matrouh governorate. The plant, located in the city of Negeila, can produce 1,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water, according to governorate officials. The total cost
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Matrouh, located in northwestern Egypt, announced the start of construction of the desalination plant in Baghoush. Considered the biggest desalination plant to be built in Egypt, the plant will produce 24,000 cubic meters
  • 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
  • 8 Aug 2011- 16:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development announced it will upgrade two drinking water treatment plants in Alexandria governorate, 220 kilometers northwest of Cairo. The two treatment stations, Al Siouf and Alamein, are among the main
  • 9 May 2011- 18:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Supreme Military Council has approved construction of a desalination plant in the governorate of Marsa Matrouh in northwestern Egypt. The new plant will have a total capacity of 20,000 cubic meters per day. It is scheduled to be
  • 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&