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  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK Some communal farmers in Namibia's eastern Otjozondjupa region owe the country's water utility, Namibia Water Corporation Ltd. (NamWater) over $6.5 million USD. Opposition party the Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA) has
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The World Bank and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have offered $670 million USD in grants to support the activities and projects of the Arab Water Council, according to Arab Water Council president and Egyptian Water and
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, OMAN, MUSCAT — Top-level bilateral negotiations are taking place between Sierra Leonean and Chinese water officials "to address the acute shortage of water" in the West African state, according to President Ahmad Tejan
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report united arab emirates, ABU DHABI Emirates News Agency (WAM)/Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Abu Dhabi is establishing a new legal authority to oversee protection of government-owned facilities, including power and water utilities. The new authority,
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — A committee mandated by the Jordanian Parliament to investigate the causes for the failure of the Karameh Dam found "shortcomings" on the Jordan Valley Authority's side, but said they have not decided whether to pursue a
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — "Seventeen Arab countries will be under the poverty line as per individual's share of water, due to the fact that demand on water has increased fourfold," an official of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report GHANA, ACCRA Ghanaian Chronicle — The government is expected to issue a new building code that will require a separate apparatus for harvesting rain water before a building permit can be approved. Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing Hackman Owusu
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TUNIS, Tunisia- Water prices in the Middle East and North Africa are on the rise, reflecting a global trend, especially when it comes to agricultural uses, despite efforts to reduce water transportation and excavation costs. According to the World Bank,
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — A parliamentary committee is expected to conclude its investigation into the failure of the $85 million USD Karameh Dam this month, according to Parliamentary deputy Mamdouh Abbadi. Abbadi said it was too soon to accuse any
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Spanish utility group Sociedad General deAguas de Barcelona SA (Agbar) won a five-and-a-half-year water purification, management and supply contract for the city of Oran in northwestern Algeria. Agbar's offer was the most
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMAN, MUSCAT — Bidding has been opened for the consultancy contracts for the Batinah independent water and power project, Omani officials said. Initial indications by the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company SAOC are that the greenfield project is
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Nigeria, ABUJA This Day (Nigeria) — A lawmaker is calling on the federal government to provide $6.8 million USD to co-finance the dredging of the endangered Yobe River. The Jamhari-Kamodugu-Yobe River Basin is drying up, threatening the water supply in Yobe
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Chimhanda Dam in the Rushinga district of Mashonaland Central is under threat from invasive water hyacinth plants and siltation. Chimhanda is one of the medium dams built by government to provide irrigation water to dozens of
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, TEL AVIV, Israel — ElSheikh Zayed Drinking Water Treatment Plant has started operations in the city of Al-Mahmoudiya, about 180 kilometers northwest of Cairo. Operated by the Beheira Drinking Water and Sewage Company, the new plant

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