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  • 29 Jul 2020- 06:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom New  research from three universities in London reveals that microplastics are present in high quantities across the tidal Thames River in London and are being ingested by the river’s wildlife. While pollution from trace metals
  • 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
  • 15 Jun 2020- 08:21 by Local Press Report LONDON ITV News Easier access to water and sewer networks could be enforced to help the rollout of gigabit broadband, under new Government plans. Ministers are looking into opening up access for broadband operators, so their equipment can be carried through
  • 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,
  • 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
  • 11 May 2020- 11:16 by Local Press Report STIRLING University of Stirling Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle to protect human health. The response to the global pandemic has focused
  • 5 May 2020- 12:02 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic could increase developing countries and development partners’ focus on water and WASH and trigger transformational change in some countries, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 2 Apr 2020- 09:12 by Local Press Report CRANFIELD NEW ATLAS Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) technology has become a very valuable tool widely employed by authorities around the world, and now one of the scientists on its cutting edge wants to use it to help monitor outbreaks of COVID-19. Dr
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 15 Jan 2020- 09:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Irrigation from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan met 14 January in Washington DC to discuss continuing differences around timing and technical regulations regarding filling and operation of the
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:09 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews coverage of GERD (44 Articles)
  • 19 Dec 2019- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Senior representatives of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are set to meet again in Washington DC in January over outstanding issues related to the controversial Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said

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