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  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) decision to expand its mandate to encompass the SEMED (Southern and Eastern Mediterranean) region creates a host of “interesting” new challenges, the bank explains to OOSKAnews.  
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • 11 May 2012- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $25.8 million USD contract to build a potable water pipeline in Dubai, company officials announced on May 7. The contract comes at a time when the company is actively seeking to
  • 16 Jan 2012- 15:58 by Local Press Report TX, SAN ANTONIO TradeArabia News Service The world’s largest membrane bioreactor systems will likely be built in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, with the market expected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate of 17.77 percent to reach $280
  • 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.