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  • 4 Oct 2020- 08:04 by Staff- Water Diplomat New YORK NY, United States In addresses to September’s seventy-fifth session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, the leaders of Ethiopia and Egypt have described their countries’ respective positions and views around the contentious, and soon to
  • 2 Sep 2020- 08:34 by Staff- Water Diplomat Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The latest round of negotiations among Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam did not reach consensus on legal and technical differences before concluding 28 August. The three countries'
  • 24 Aug 2020- 11:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Within 18 months, 19 desalination plants worth a total of LE11 billion and whose total daily production is 550,000 cubic meters will be inaugurated. The projects are constructed within a strategy to increase Egypt's water resources,
  • 12 Aug 2020- 05:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Addis ABABA, Ethiopia A scheduled resumption of tripartite talks on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) sponsored by the African Union (AU) has been postponed until 17 August upon the request of Sudan, according to Ethiopia’s Ministry of Foreign
  • 13 Aug 2020- 05:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal has said that his government would consider supplying drinking water from the mainland of Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea in the event of a "humanitarian disaster". "If necessary to
  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:27 by Local Press Report CAIRO Construction Review Online The government of Egypt has announced that it will be putting aside US$2.8 billion for implementation of a five-year plan to construct 47 seawater desalination plants. The implementation of the project will be overlooked by
  • 2 Jun 2020- 09:19 by Staff- Water Diplomat ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The government of Ethiopia has described preparations for land clearing behind the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) ahead of commencing filling its Blue Nile reservoir with water in July. Bashir Abdel Rahim,
  • 28 May 2020- 09:10 by Staff- Water Diplomat Kyiv, Ukraine The government of Ukraine will not restore water supply to Crimea until Russian-backed armed forces “de-occupy” the region, according to Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Oleksiy Reznikov. Further OOSKAnews coverage of water in Ukraine In an
  • 12 May 2020- 22:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, United States The government of Egypt has sent a letter to United Nations Security Council member states detailing the country’s position around continuing failure of negotiations concerning the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
  • 28 Apr 2020- 09:48 by Staff- Water Diplomat ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Differences remain stark between the positions of Ethiopia and Egypt over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Further OOSKAnews Coverage of GERD (70 Articles) Zerihun Abebe, a member of Ethiopia’s negotiating
  • 18 Mar 2020- 11:36 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Following Ethiopia’s effective withdrawal from US-brokered negotiations around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, the governments of both Egypt and Ethiopia are engaging in international lobbying
  • 3 Mar 2020- 09:52 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine The Ukraine Ministry of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Organisation and Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have released a set of infographics mapping the dynamics and trends of environmental change since the 2014 onset of
  • 19 Feb 2020- 10:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Following meetings with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Egypt’s Housing Minister Assem al-Gazzar has confirmed the country’s interest in cooperation with the private sector for seawater desalination. This
  • 10 Feb 2020- 07:44 by Staff- Water Diplomat KYIV, Ukraine The government of Ukraine indicated 5 February that there will be no resumption of water supply to Russian-occupied Crimea through the North Crimean Canal. During a visit to the Kherson region on 11-12 February, the Verhkovna Rada Committee
  • 29 Jan 2020- 09:17 by Staff- Water Diplomat WASHINGTON DC, United States Another two-day round of tripartite meetings between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia over the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) commenced in Washington, DC 28 January. Talks were supposed to be concluded mid this

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