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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.
  • Chennai-based global water treatment firm VA Tech Wabag sees opportunities for desalination projects in Arab and North African countries that have started re-development work after periods of social and political unrest over the past two years.
  • 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
  • 15 Feb 2012- 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Chennai-based water treatment solutions provider Salacia Water Technology wants to tap into the Middle East and South Asian markets, while at the same time working to consolidate its position in India. After carrying out some small
  • 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
  • 7 Dec 2011- 12:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Indian water treatment company VA Tech Wabag plans to increase its focus on the desalination and water reuse and recycling industries in the next few years. The company is also looking to expand its portfolio in the build, own, operate and
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India  Some Indian water companies are looking to expand their presence in the arid Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, where they see major growth potential due to rising demand. Chennai-based VA Tech Wabag already has a strong
  • 2 May 2011- 15:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates The continuing civic unrest in North Africa and parts of the Middle East have already affected some water projects in the region and could affect more.   According to analysts, the continuing unrest across the Arab world is
  • 12 Oct 2009- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India I ndian water technology company Shivsu Canadian Clear International Limited announced it has installed $10.8 million USD of desalination water treatment plants for Oman and Egypt. Shivsu was responsible for design, manufacture, supply,
  • 12 Oct 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CHENNAI, India Indian water technology company Shivsu Canadian Clear International Limited announced it has installed $10.8 million USD of desalination water treatment plants for Oman and Egypt. Shivsu was responsible for design, manufacture, supply,
  • 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&