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  • 1 Sep 2015- 09:28 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Bawaba Suez Canal Area Development Project will depend on desalinated sea water not to pressure the state's network of drinking water, said Egypt's Minister of Irrigation Hossam Moghazi. He added, in a statement on Monday, that a
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 28 Nov 2011- 14:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is currently conducting a study to assess the amount of groundwater in Qattara Depression, in order to start using the water for agricultural purposes, according to ministry officials. “The
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A new desalination plant was inaugurated in October in Egypt’s Matrouh governorate. The plant, located in the city of Negeila, can produce 1,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water, according to governorate officials. The total cost
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Matrouh, located in northwestern Egypt, announced the start of construction of the desalination plant in Baghoush. Considered the biggest desalination plant to be built in Egypt, the plant will produce 24,000 cubic meters
  • 13 Sep 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian governorate of Ismailia, 140 kilometers northeast of Cairo, will build its first solar energy-powered wastewater treatment plant at a cost of $20.2 million USD, according to governorate officials. "Implementation of the
  • 10 May 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water in Barcelona, Spain, last month failed to reach agreement on a water strategy for the Mediterranean region due to a disagreement between Israel and Arab countries over a reference to
  • 20 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Residents of a number of villages in the Egyptian governorates of Assiut in southern Cairo and Ismailia in the northeastern part of the country are complaining of bad quality drinking water. In Assiut, the chairman of the Drinking Water and
  • 9 Nov 2008- 19:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Since its launch in Paris in July, there have been positive speculations about what the new Union for the Mediterranean could achieve for the peoples of the Mediterranean countries. However, the union has hit a stumbling block when it failed
  • 23 Jun 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Regional Program for South Sinai Development has supplied eight potable water trucks to four cities in the South Sinai Governorate in the Sinai Peninsula in eastern Egypt this month. The eight trucks, which cost a total of $1.3 million
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has completed the Eastern Qantara-Arish water pipeline, which will carry fresh drinking water from Al Qantara City in eastern Ismailia governorate to the city of Rafah, in the Northern Sinai
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A group of experts have warned against using water from the recently established Al-Salam canal in the Sinai Peninsula. The Scientific Research and Technology Academy conducted a study on the water of the new canal, which was established