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  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A pipeline burst at a power plant in southern Egypt has spilled diesel over 1.5 kilometers of the Nile River near Assiut. Thirteen drinking water stations in Assiut and Minya were closed shortly after the spill occurred on August 29th,
  • 24 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The international consultancies charged with carrying out studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam were given a new deadline of September 5th to submit their technical report to experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. The
  • 21 Aug 2015- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia A planned meeting today involving the irrigation ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and representatives of the companies carrying out studies on the Grand Renaissance Dam project has been cancelled, according to local news
  • 19 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Per capita freshwater consumption in Egypt decreased by 11.1 percent in during 2013-2014 compared to the previous year, dropping from 116.3 cubic meters to 103.4 cubic meters, according to data released this week by the country’s Central
  • 18 Aug 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Tripartite National Committee, made up of experts from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, will meet in Addis Ababa this week to discuss the latest developments with regard to the as-yet undelivered consultants’ report on Ethiopia’s Grand
  • 12 Aug 2015- 08:23 by Local Press Report FAYYOUM Egypt State Information Service Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has earmarked $7.5 million for completing drinking water projects in Fayyoum. This is a part of $17 million that have been earmarked for drinking water projects in many governorates, said
  • 12 Aug 2015- 08:22 by Local Press Report ASWAN Daily News Egypt Dozens of families have been moved from their homes in the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan after sewage piping flooded in an area called Baraka Demas. An operations room with officials from local water, sanitation and electricity
  • 27 Jul 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached a compromise agreement that paves the way for two international consultancies to move forward with studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation
  • 23 Jul 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan Water and irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan began a new round of talks in the Sudanese capital on July 22nd to resolve issues related to Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam. Also present at the meeting are
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The tripartite technical committee for Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam is meeting in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on July 22nd to review proposals from firms bidding to carry out the technical evaluation for the project. The meeting,
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 6 Jul 2015- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan will resume talks on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project in Khartoum in mid-July, Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Hossam Moghazi said over the weekend. He told
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan A $3.47 billion USD funding gap threatens efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people in host communities in neighboring countries, the UN refugee agency warned
  • 25 Jun 2015- 10:59 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt Tourist resorts threaten to build private water desalination plants away from area’s drinking water network, under Red Sea Water and Wastewater Company’s plan to increase insurance prices and periods. Access Corporate Risk Regulation
  • 23 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on June 22nd received reports on two studies of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project. The studies by France’s BRL and Netherlands-based Deltares “showcase an updated review of the

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