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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 30 Nov 2019- 10:55 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt A second meeting of experts in the series of four tripartite talks brokered by the US government on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) will convene in Cairo, Egypt, 2 December. The two-day meeting will be chaired by the Ministers of
  • 2 Dec 2019- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) are concerned about a possible humanitarian crisis in northern Syria arising from a lack of access to clean drinking water. An attack by Turkey
  • 4 Nov 2019- 07:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States The Foreign Ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan reaffirmed 6 November a commitment to reach a comprehensive, cooperative, adaptive, sustainable, and mutually beneficial agreement on the filling and operation of the
  • 23 Oct 2019- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAMASCUS, Syria UNICEF reports that water supply to Al-Hasakeh, Syria, partially restarted 21 October after repairs to the electric power supply at the Allouk (Alok) water pumping station. The facility had been out of operation since airstrikes by Turkish
  • 21 Oct 2019- 07:43 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to press for an external mediator in its ongoing dispute with Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) when he meets Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Russia this week.
  • 16 Oct 2019- 06:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has said that he will meet with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Moscow, Russia, in the next step of stop-start negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egyptian state-owned
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report CAIRO Zawya The Egyptian government has started implementing a plan for water conservation at a value of EGP 900 million, according to  the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly. The plan includes shifting to modern irrigation systems, treating
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews Coverage OF GERD (30-plus articles) Shoukry’s comments, in an interview in
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:45 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi ratified on Thursday a loan agreement worth KD15 million with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) to establish four desalination plants in South Sinai. The president also ratified an
  • 17 Sep 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Tripartite ministerial negotiations around the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have stalled, according to the Egyptian ministry of irrigation. A 16 September statement by the Egyptian Ministry of
  • 3 Aug 2019- 11:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat BAGHDAD, Iraq Meeting Turkish envoy Veysel Eroglu July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq President Barham Salih confirmed that the two countries’ water issues are shared priorities, and that a long-term solution that guaranteed the rights of both parties was required.
  • 30 Jul 2019- 06:51 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Egypt’s annual share of the Nile water decreased by 5 billion cubic meters in 2019, and a state of emergency was announced nationwide, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation stated on Saturday. The Nile flow has been affected by the
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report KONYA Daily Sabah Uncontrolled and negligent use of groundwater threaten the Konya Plain in the eponymous central Turkish province, which is known as the "grain silo" of Turkey for its vast wheat fields. The number of sinkholes has rose

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