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  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 7 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New analysis of water in the world's largest fossil water aquifer system has revealed elevated levels of radium. Research into the Nubian aquifer at the eastern end of the Sahara desert, follows on from research in a
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report SHARM EL-SHEIKH Ahram Online Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880
  • 15 Oct 2018- 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border
  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 7 Jun 2018- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ERBIL, Iraq The water crisis spreading  in southern and central provinces of Iraq and the counttry's Kurdistan Region has been blamed on dams built by Turkey and Iran slowing river flow. There are fears that up to seven million people will be
  • 2 May 2018- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Info CAIRO, Egypt Egypt Today The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW). Raslan
  • 11 Apr 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The Islamic Development Bank is set to pump $3bn in the period between 2018 and 2020 to support a number of developmental projects in Egypt, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr revealed. Nasr has agreed with
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Independent Egypt did not receive any notification from Ethiopia about filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an official source familiar with GERD negotiations said on Saturday. The source, who spoke on condition of
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Arabiya There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest
  • 3 Feb 2018- 08:58 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online The building of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the River Nile and its effects on Egypt’s share of Nile water have led the government to increase the country’s water desalination projects to be ready for possible water
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday that the Egyptian state would not allow the nation to be hit by a water shortage, pointing to steps taken to protect water resources and ensure they are properly managed. El-Sisi made
  • 18 Aug 2017- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA Global Water Conflict in Maps A new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al-Monitor Satellite images taken July 10 and showing around 200 million cubic meters (almost 53 billion gallons)of water pooled at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir site have sparked controversy in Egypt amid fears that Ethiopia has

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