Legislation

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  • 16 Nov 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A number of Egyptian legislators this month warned against excessive use of groundwater in the Owainat area, located in the far southwestern part of the country. These MPs accused the government of allocating thousands of hectares to Arab
  • 21 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he Egyptian Ministry of Investment last month announced a number of sewage and drinking water projects to be carried out on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The projects to be implemented in the near future are worth more than $1
  • 7 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he Egyptian government is currently preparing a draft law aimed at unifying legislations combating water pollution. The new law, according to government sources, will replace a number of articles in the Water Resources Law, the Irrigation
  • 17 Aug 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt H undreds of people in five Egyptian governorates have tested positive for typhoid over the past month. The infections were mainly blamed on potable water contaminated with sewage. Qalibuiya govemorate was the worst hit with 276 people
  • 10 Aug 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Egypt, ALEXANDRIA The Nile Basin countries postponed signing an agreement on the distribution of Nile River waters for six months because of objections from Egypt and Sudan. The decision came after the four-day meeting of the 10 Nile Basin countries in
  • 27 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt warned the upstream River Nile countries of the ramifications of signing a framework cooperation agreement without involving downstream countries (Egypt and Sudan), according to spokesman of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry. "Such
  • 13 Jul 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt gypt and Jordan are locked in a silent disagreement over the 'Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project, which Jordan hopes will end water shortages in the kingdom. Israeli vice premier Silvan Shalom announced late last month that the World Bank
  • 22 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he Egyptian government has introduced new legislation to prevent encroachment on water resources. The Egyptian Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has finished a draft law to govern the use of drinking water in the future. One of
  • 22 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Shura Council, Egypt's upper house of parliament, approved an amendment to the facilities management agreement signed between the Egyptian government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Under the amendment, $1
  • 15 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Two reports issued in the last week of May by the World Bank and the Arab Forum for Environment and Development warned of a water crisis in the Arab world if prompt action is not taken to prevent it. The 525-page World Bank report, Water in
  • 1 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government will cut the budget allocated to sanitary sewer projects from $2.8 billion USD in the 2008-2009 state budget to $781 million USD in the next fiscal year. The cut in the sanitation projects budget comes as a result of
  • 11 May 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt of drinking water treatment plants in order to measure the amount of untreated water taken up by plants, according to Alfi. gyptian MPs earlier this month called for criminalizing use of 'potable water for purposes other than drinking.
  • 11 May 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt 1—4 gypt has completed 91 percent of the infrastructure for the Toska project in southern Egypt, according to Egyptian irrigation officials. "The Toshka project will witness a breakthrough in the coming period, as the Ministry of
  • 4 May 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A "water war" is unlikely in the Arab world, but most of the region does face scarcity, according to Maghawri Shehata, president of the third Arab Sanitary Water Conference. Only 5 percent of the Arab world has sufficient water
  • 13 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources issued a decision earlier this month to fine rice growers who violate rules on growing the waterconsuming crop. Sources said that the fine imposed on a farmer who is in violation of

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