Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 7 Apr 2019- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Director General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO) has emphasized the necessity to “scale-up” innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. Citing
  • 21 Jun 2016- 08:58 by Local Press Report OSKEMEN Kazakh-TV Flood situation still remains critical in East Kazakhstan region. For the first time in 50 years the level of water in the Black Irtysh exceeded the critical level. At the same time 2/3 of the filling of Bukhtarma reservoir goes from here
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QENA, Egypt Five water stations in southern Egypt’s Qena governorate have been shut down as a precautionary measure after a 1.5-kilometer oil spill appeared in the Nile River there, according to official news agency MENA. In a statement released on
  • 15 Sep 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASWAN, Egypt Egyptian authorities have contained an oil spill on the Nile River in Aswan governorate, according to Mohamed Mostafa, secretary to the Aswan Governor. "Once concerned authorities discovered the oil spill, which came from an unknown
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A pipeline burst at a power plant in southern Egypt has spilled diesel over 1.5 kilometers of the Nile River near Assiut. Thirteen drinking water stations in Assiut and Minya were closed shortly after the spill occurred on August 29th,
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 9 Jan 2015- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is considering building dams on the trans-boundary Ili River to maintain water levels in Lake Balkhash, an agricultural ministry committee said earlier this week. However, environmentalists have warned that the project is
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent URGENCH, Uzbekistan International donors last week pledged $2.9 billion USD to help save the Aral Sea, which was once the world’s fourth-largest inland lake but is now almost completely dry. The funding-- announced by Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Rustam
  • 12 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report AKTAU Tengri News A severe dust storm has left Aktau city in western Kazakhstan without water and electricity,Tengrinews reports citing Aktau Business. The disaster hit the city in Mangistau Oblast on Sunday, August 10. The city is located on the shore of
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The situation has led to conflicts among local
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan Water levels in rivers in East Kazakhstan province have risen significantly in the last few days, flooding cities and overwhelming drinking water and sewerage systems, according to local authorities. The province’s administrative
  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week called for the largest ever amount of funding for a single crisis, when it appealed to the international community to provide a record $6.5 billion USD to help the 16 million victims of the
  • 15 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Extensive flooding in Sudan this week has affected more than 150,000 people and killed dozens, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). More than half of those affected are in areas