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  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation denied that Nile River water is contaminated with H5N1 (bird flu) or any other disease. “The ministry is taking samples from the Nile, canals and water courses and analyzes them on a
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government is preparing two new laws to regulate irrigation and the water and sewerage sectors. “The new irrigation law is aimed at making best use of irrigation water to make the highest productivity possible, preserving the
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A report by the Egyptian Irrigation, Health, Environment and Housing ministries warned that the average concentration of organic substances in the Nile River, the main source of drinking water in Egypt, has exceeded safe limits. According
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation announced it will start two major projects to applying integrated management of water resources in agricultural areas. The two projects will involve a partnership between the
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, TEL AVIV, Israel, Iraq, BAGHDAD — A recent meeting of experts drawn from the Nile Basin countries unanimously endorsed establishing an institutional framework for full and equitable utilization of the Nile River&
  • 8 Jan 2007- 06:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian water and ecological experts are concerned over the effects of a joint project by Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority to connect the Dead Sea to the Red Sea. The National Committee on Seas, a body affiliated with the
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, CAIRO, Egypt, JEDDAH — The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development loaned $20 million to the Egyptian government to build a sewage treatment plant in Al-Shorouk, northeast of the Cairo. The loan agreement calls for Egypt to repay over
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Arab countries need to establish an industrial base to develop water technologies, according to water sector representatives who attended the Third Arab Water Conference in Cairo. "The participants have agreed on the importance of
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Analysts have been warning for years that a new regional war could erupt in East Africa, not caused by mineral rights or petroleum reserves, but due to conflicts over water. The main source for water supply to all East African countries,
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources plans to recycle agricultural wastewater to avoid water shortages in the country. The ministry's draft plan aims to increase water resources by recycling about 8 billion cubic
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian government officials indicate they will launch the country's first private irrigation project in November. The $500 million USD project, which will be on a design-build-operate basis, is to set up a new irrigation system in
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda — Two villagers have died and more than 200 fell sick from drinking sewage-contaminated water in the Egyptian governorate of Daqahliya, 120 kilometers north of Cairo. Health officials said that the victims were suffering

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