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  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Info COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's National Water Supply and Drainage Board is investing $1.2 Billion USD to increase access to safe drinking water, but high borrowing costs, leaky pipes, and volatile weather may require more alternative financing, a finance
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Colombo Page The National Water Supply and Drainage Board says that it has been compelled to acquire a certain quantity of water from the Rajanganaya reservoir for the Thambuttegama water supply scheme and related projects due to the heavy demand for
  • 28 Jun 2017- 15:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Last week’s summit of Nile Basin countries did not live up to its billing. Only two heads of state bothered to make the journey to the June 20-22 event in Kampala, Uganda to resolve differences around the contentious 2010 Entebbe
  • 23 Jun 2017- 13:28 by Local Press Report KAMPALA The Independent Prosperity for Nile Basin countries is the best way to protect River Nile and other water systems in Africa, President Museveni of Uganda has said at a plenary session of the first ever Nile Basin Heads of State summit held at State
  • 21 Jun 2017- 12:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda In the first meeting of its kind since 2010, Uganda’s capital Kampala will this week host a summit of Nile Basin heads of states to resolve differences on the Entebbe Agreement. In 2010 Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania signed
  • 31 May 2017- 13:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is reaching the most vulnerable communities affected by the floods in Sri Lanka with clean water and safe shelters as the island's worst flooding in years has impacted almost
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Economy Next France will train senior staff of Sri Lanka’s water utility to better manage water resources and reduce waste at a time it is coping with a severe drought amid modernisation of decades-old pipelines and treatment plants. Access
  • 6 Oct 2016- 08:21 by Local Press Report KAMPALA New Vision Several parts of Kampala and other surrounding areas are to experience a 48-hour water shutdown to allow pipe reconnection works at Nakasero to evacuate more water and improve water supply in the central business district. Access Corporate
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by Local Press Report COLOMBO Asian Tribune Chairman Fred Hochberg of the Export-Import Bank (EXIM) of the United States visited the Badulla site of the $64.9 million EXIM-funded water reservoir project yesterday. The water-supply project will integrate new and rehabilitated
  • 21 Sep 2016- 07:22 by Local Press Report TANGALLE Daily News People resident in and around Tangalle as well as the Angunakolapelessa Divisional Secretariat Division are facing a grave drinking water problem due to the current drought, said Hambantota GA, W.H. Karunaratne. He said pipe borne water
  • 23 Aug 2016- 11:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi emphasized the importance of fostering relations with fellow Nile Basin countries during a call with Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Abdel Atty on August 20th. Al Sisi also stressed
  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa
  • 4 Mar 2016- 10:04 by Local Press Report KAMPALA Daily Monitor Eastern Kampala residents will enjoy improved water services of National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) after the corporation commissioned the Centenary Park water pump on Tuesday. The facility will be used to pump water to
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An agreement among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam project could be reached during talks later this month, Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said this week. "I cannot tell whether I am

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