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  • 3 Mar 2016- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 5 Feb 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo said this week that the Democratic Republic of the Congo will support fellow Nile Basin country Egypt's stance on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. "We have declared our
  • 10 Feb 2014- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government on February 8 announced plans to carry out $42 million USD worth of water projects in North Sinai governorate. “This budget has been allocated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HONG KONG The US government is considering partnering with the Chinese state companies that are expected to win the contracts to construct the controversial $12 billion USD Inga III dam project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a
  • 18 Jun 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A delegation of Saudi investors has expressed interest in carrying out desalination projects in Egypt’s coastal cities. During a meeting in Cairo last week with Egyptian Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation Facilities Abdel Qawi
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
  • Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources Research.
  • With protests continuing in Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi, the government on January 28 took steps to increase security at the Aswan High Dam to protect construction efforts. The facility is now fully under the control of Egypt’s Armed Forces, according to a source at the dam’s managing authority.
  • Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central Department of Planning at NADWS.
  • Egypt’s Suez governorate this week revealed plans to build a new $150 million USD desalination plant. The 60,000 cubic meter per day capacity plant will be financed and implemented by Saudi and Bahraini investors, according to governorate officials.
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad. There was further agreement to cooperate on joint management of common aquifers, and share experiences in dealing
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Sudan and Libya will use groundwater sources located along their common borders to achieve food security, according to Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamil Amr. “The Egyptian government has reached an agreement with the governments
  • Egypt’s Ministry of Scientific Research on April 24 unveiled a $29 million USD project to build a solar-powered desalination plant in the northwestern city of Borg Al Arab. The plant will produce 250 cubic meters of water per day and generate 1 megawatt of electricity.
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s North and South Sinai governorates revealed plans last week to build $41.1 million USD worth of new drinking water projects to meet increasing demand for water on the semi-arid peninsula. The first set of projects, announced on
  • 30 Jan 2012- 20:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Red Sea governorate announced a plan to upgrade its desalination facilities and build new plants during the coming couple of years. It needs to increase its desalination capacity “in order to avoid extending Nile water pipelines to

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