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  • 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
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 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