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  • 26 Mar 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Ongoing tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan around the Grand Ehiopia Renaissance Dam could escalate into conflict with "severe humanitarian consequences," according to a March 2019 report from think tank International
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The drought currently affecting much of Europe-- particularly Hungary, the Czech Republic, France, Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg), Germany, and the northern areas of Italy and Spain-- is one of the worst since the
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium During a meeting in Brussels this week, European Union foreign ministers discussed the possibility of increased tensions over lack of access to water that could lead to instability in many regions of the world in the next 10 years. The
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • 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
  • 20 Jun 2011- 14:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union spends on average more than $2.9 billion USD annually to support water and sanitation projects in the developing world, helping to fund infrastructure, storage and irrigation in needy countries. But aid advocates say
  • 9 Jun 2011- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 7 Jun 2011- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Bacteria, parasites and viruses found in water kill or sicken millions of people every year, and security officials have long feared that reservoirs are effortless targets for a biological attack. Now European researchers involved in
  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Cairo-based Arab Water Council (AWC) organized the first Arab Water Forum in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in late November to discuss the best ways to deal with water scarcity and Arab water security. "The forum also focused on the
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — It has become a common feature of Egyptian streets in the past few years to see main bursts every now and then. The phenomenon grabbed attention in the past few months as the number of bursts rose, especially in the capital city, Cairo.
  • 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&