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  • 29 Jan 2008- 18:33 by Local Press Report new yorK, united states, PURCHASE PepsiCo (USA) — The PepsiCo Foundation has give a $6 million USD grant to the Earth Institute at Columbia University for projects to improve water access, increase water productivity and recommend waterefficient agricultural
  • 29 Jan 2008- 18:33 by Local Press Report BEIJING, China Times of India — China plans to increase spending for projects in Tibetan farming and herding communities by nearly a third in 2008. About $278 million USD will be allocated for development of lowincome rural areas, with a third of the funds
  • 21 Jan 2008- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — It was a case of too little water inside the country, a danger of holding even what there is of it all in, and too many threats from outside last week, as the short and long-term threats to China's supplies were revealed. First,
  • 21 Jan 2008- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — China has assured India that it will ensure the "protection and rational use" of water resources in the transHimalayan rivers that flow into this country from the upper reaches of the mountains on the Chinese side. Indian
  • 21 Jan 2008- 19:00 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI VietNam Net — Water levels are lower than normal in all Vietnam's reservoirs, and the water shortages could lead to a shortage of electricity in the northern part of the country. Vietnam's northern provinces have putting this year&
  • 20 Jan 2008- 23:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE- The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is calling for more than $9 million USD for water provision in the country. UNICEF plans to dig boreholes and to connect water to camps for people displaced by the government's 2005
  • 20 Jan 2008- 23:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Uganda, KYOTERA — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) has declared Kyotera, in Uganda's Rakai district, a dangerous area for human settlement due to widespread use of untreated water from polluted sources and the lack of a
  • 20 Jan 2008- 23:05 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa) — South Africa's bottled water industry experienced 20 percent growth last year, according to the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA). The growth is in
  • 15 Jan 2008- 18:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- India's water industry is emerging as one of the largest and most attractive markets for foreign companies in the world. Bullish on the potential and growth possibilities, several foreign companies engaged in various activities in
  • 15 Jan 2008- 18:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, RAE BARELI — Thirty years after it was envisaged, water from the Sharda Sahayak Canal has started to flow again to irrigate farmland in the constituency of one of India's most powerful politicians, Sonia Gandhi. The canal was constructed
  • 15 Jan 2008- 18:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, KEERANWALA —A $1.1 billion USD government program that works with farmers to upgrade local irrigation facilities is improving harvests and cutting water losses. Last May, the Punjab government began promoting the National Program for the
  • 15 Jan 2008- 18:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India- Engineering and construction company Larsen and Toubro Ltd (L&T) is forming a separate division within the company for a big push into water treatment business. "We are planning a big thrust in this area and would bid for water
  • 15 Jan 2008- 18:51 by Local Press Report BEIJING, China ScienceDaily News — Lake Baiyangdian in northern China contains high levels of mercury and arsenic, according to a study by Dartmouth College researchers. The researchers studied three different locations on the lake. In all three they found
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Water bottlers in Egypt took a major hit this month when the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) released a comprehensive study, conducted over the past two months, which found bacteria in six out of 21 samples of bottled water brands.
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BABIL — A project to construct a new water treatment plant in Iraq's Babil governorate is underway. When complete, the plant, which is being built in the Majariyah area, will supply 200 cubic meters of water per hour. The project will benefit

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