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  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's massive water project to channel water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea is reaching its first reality checks as it begins to raise the money for the $3 billion USD undertaking and commissions the studies on how it should be
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD — Iraq's building binge for water and sewer projects shows no sign of letup. Still, service is far from reliable and universal, and filling that demand can be a tale of unremitting difficulty. Ask Bechtel Corp., the giant American firm
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Botswana, GABARONE Mmegi/The Reporter (Botswana) — Botswana's Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) says expansion of the mining sector and growing demand could threaten the water supply in Gabarone. In its 2006 annual report, the WUC said economic growth in
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government is moving to crack down on industries that are dumping pollutants into the Nile. Egyptian Minister of Water Resources MahmoudAbu Zeid has formed an ad hoc committee with the authority to inspect all industrial
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium — Oil may drive Nigeria's economy, but insufficient investment in water resources and other infrastructure in the petroleum-rich Niger Delta threatens to destabilize Africa's most populous country and an important oil exporter
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda —The Egyptian government is giving Uganda an additional $4.5 million USD to eliminate water hyacinth from the source of the Nile in the next three years, extending the $13.9 million USD in 2000 toward the Egypt-Uganda
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA — Syria's worsening water shortages are bringing it closer to conflict with Turkey to the north and Jordan to the south. The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), which has taken the lead role in tackling Syria's
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report TEL AVIV, Israel, ANGOLA, LUANDA Angola Press Agency-Anew Jordanian-Syrian dam could cut off the Jordan River's flow, an environmental group has warned. Friends of the Earth-Middle East said the "Unity Dam" project will cause the river's
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The Monitor (Uganda)- Increased consumer demand, low water levels in Lake Victoria and frequent power outages have contributed to the water shortage in Kampala, according to the head of Kampala Water. Kampala Water General Manager Harrison
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda The New Times (Uganda)- Uganda and Rwanda are working together to deal with the emerging threat from water hyacinth plants. The floating plants have emerged on Lake Victoria and in the Akagera River in Rwanda, Ugandan State Minister James Baba
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report Tanzania, ARUSHA Daily News (Tanzania)- Water levels in Lake Victoria have fallen in recent years, threatening the livelihoods of 30 million people in East Africa. A new report by the East African Legislative Assembly raises concerns about the social and
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a move to quell current humanitarian disaster in the South of Sudan, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has stepped up its investments in the region. According to USAID officials, it has
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Africa's water crisis could be hitting new problems soon, as Egypt and Ethiopia say the Nile Treaty is defunct. Based on historical agreements, in which all riparian states have agreed to a certain split of Nile water resources, East
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda East African Business Week (Uganda)- Water ministers from throughout Africa gathered in Uganda to discuss the continent's water resources and development goals. The conference of African River and Lake Basin Organizations (R/LBOs) was
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON (OOSKAnews)- Expect the Qataris to be back. Although the Qatar Investment Authority's consortium lost in its bid to acquire Thames Water, the tiny Middle Eastern emirate still has the money and the will to buy other public water and sewer

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