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  • 29 Oct 2015- 09:47 by Local Press Report LONDON International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly Country director for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in Egypt, Philip Ter Woort, has confirmed that EBRD is negotiating with the public private partnership (PPP) unit
  • There has been another embarrassment for the Russian government in its preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year, as a major freshwater leak occurred on the day British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in the city for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • UK-based membrane technologies company Modern Water announced this week that it has raised some $15.5 million USD to expand the company’s presence in China and the Middle East.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on September 18 announced approval for its first investments in “emerging Arab democracies” as a “response” to the “political and economic change” taking place in North Africa and the Middle East. Meantime, some members of the US Republican party have challenged regional aid programs because of violent anti-American protests in parts of the region.
  • In an embarrassment for the Sochi Vodokanal (water company), which is supposed to be preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics, over 5,000 people in 50 apartment buildings were left without water overnight last week. What was a relatively minor incident was made worse by the bungling of emergency repair crews, which has raised questions in Moscow about the management of the water utility.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) decision to expand its mandate to encompass the SEMED (Southern and Eastern Mediterranean) region creates a host of “interesting” new challenges, the bank explains to OOSKAnews.  
  • 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
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Acquisition of fertile land in Africa by rich countries and multi-national corporations, if unchecked, threatens the survival of fragile ecosystems including forests, watersheds and indigenous biodiversity. Experts told a recent
  • 15 Dec 2010- 13:23 by Local Press Report LONDON, Russia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The State Unitary Enterprise Vodokanal of St. Petersburg, is pre-qualifying firms to bid for a tender for a contract under the Neva Direct Discharges Closure Program. Equipment to be supplied
  • 15 Sep 2010- 14:48 by Local Press Report LONDON, Russia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Municipal company Novgorodski Vodokanal is inviting tenders for a program to rehabilitate water and wastewater systems in the city of Velikiy Novgorod. The tender is for construction of a
  • 12 May 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report LONDON, Russia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The Lipetsk Municipal Energy Company is inviting tenders for reconstruction of wastewater pumping stations in the city of Lipetsk. Work includes preparation of detailed engineering design
  • 3 Mar 2010- 13:47 by Local Press Report LONDON, Russia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Kaliningrad Vodokanal has issued a general procurement notice for technological equipment for a wastewater treatment plant as part of the Kaliningrad Water and Environmental Services
  • 21 Jan 2009- 13:46 by Local Press Report LONDON, Russia European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The Kazan Municipal Unitary Enterprise Vodokanal on January 12 invited tenders for a wastewater pumping station near Kazan. The project is being funded with a loan from the European Bank for
  • 23 Jun 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Walta Info (Ethiopia) Ministers of Water Resources of Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan discussed new studies of irrigation and hydropower projects on the Nile during a meeting in London last week, according to Ethiopian Water Resources