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  • Algeria has announced plans to move forward with its controversial shale gas exploration expansion, although experts are warning that it poses a serious threat to the country’s scarce water resources.
  • Over-exploitation of groundwater resources due to irrigated farming, climate change and growing demand from residents and industries has reached crisis levels and now poses a threat to global water security. A new report from the UN Environment Program (UNEP) provides a snapshot of the state of groundwater resources around the world. 
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2011- 13:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya The proportion of people with access to clean drinking water and an improved form of sanitation has increased globally as governments commit a significant portion of national budgets toward these critical sectors, according to the UN
  • 26 Oct 2009- 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAMAKO, Mali T echnology used to create snow at ski resorts in wealthy countries is aiding crops, communities and people in Mali, located in Africa's sub-Saharan desert. Beginning in 2006, meteorologists have tracked clouds, coordinating airplanes
  • 6 Jan 2008- 23:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libya's Great Man-Made River Project could supply water for over 200 years — four times as long as originally estimated, officials say. The original plan for the project was based on a total period of 50 years. But new research
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria has set aside 20 percent of its windfall profits from rising petroleum prices to upgrade and expand the nation's infrastructure, particularly in water and power. Although the country is sandwiched between two large bodies