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  • 23 May 2012- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is supporting the Egyptian government reform its national water management and irrigation programs, Egyptian officials said on May 19. Egypt’s ministries of irrigation and water
  • 23 Jan 2012- 17:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A joint Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian committee met in Al Rosiris, Sudan last week to assess the impact of Ethiopia’s Millennium Dam project on the Nile River. During the meeting, Sudanese members of the committee for the first time expressed
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA Moammar Gadhafi’s retreating loyalists apparently sought to turn the tide of Libya’s civil war in late August by cutting off water supplies to Tripoli, the rebel-held capital, from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The $33 billion USD
  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River-- a $33 billion USD irrigation system built by the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, to provide water from a vast underground aquifer in the desert for the country’s densely populated coastal belt-- could become a crucial element in his fight to preserve his embattled regime. The GMMR, as the project is known, is the crowning glory of Gadhafi’s four decades in power, the showpiece of Libya’s revolution. Gadhafi himself calls it “the eighth wonder of the world.”   Hailed as a masterpiece of engineering, it provides nearly 5 million cubic meters of water a day to the cities along the Mediterranean coast in northern Libya, where most of the country’s 6.5 million people live. Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Only 5 percent of the land gets at least 10 centimeters of rainfall a year. 
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A n Egyptian study has found that large amounts of groundwater are moving from Egypt toward Israel. "The reason is that there are a number of valleys in the Egyptian Peninsula of Sinai that are sliding toward the Israeli side that lead