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  • 13 May 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian authorities found “unacceptable levels” of bacteria and algae in samples of three major bottled water brands-- Nestle Pure Life, Baraka Water Products and Aquafina. A joint statement from the General Directorate of Food Control and
  • 9 May 2016- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Fifty-five million people in the Middle East and North Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance due to widespread violence, conflict and extremism in the region, eight United Nations humanitarian coordinators warned in a statement
  • 26 May 2015- 10:53 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Monitor An intensive media and political momentum is taking place in Egypt in regard to the conflict with Nile headwaters countries over securing Egypt’s annual share of the Nile waters. At the same time, the pollution of the Nile River remains a
  • 30 Apr 2015- 11:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian Health Minister Adel al Adawi said on April 29th that the poisoning of hundreds of people in the country’s Sharqiyah governorate was caused by bacterial contamination in multi-gallon water storage containers. Adawi said the results
  • Oman needs to better manage water for agriculture by maximizing the use of treated water and reducing freshwater use, according to a senior Arab Water Council (AWC) member.
  • The biggest problem in water management, according to National University of Singapore Professor Asit Biswas, is that “the world is playing games.”
  • The Egyptian General Prosecutor last week officially charged six staff members from the Sansaft Water Treatment Plant in Menoufiya governorate with causing the water pollution that sickened thousands of local residents last month.
  • 15 May 2012- 13:40 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily Trust The 4th African Water Week opened this week in Cairo, Egypt with a call to African leaders not to relent on their efforts to increase the access of Africans to clean and safe drinking water. Alhaji Mukhtar Shagari, Sokoto State Deputy
  • 27 Feb 2012- 13:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Sanitation services in rural Egypt are deteriorating, posing a threat to human health and the environment, according to a study published February 20.  The study, by the World Bank in cooperation with Leeds University and Egypt’s Holding
  • 8 Nov 2011- 13:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt German development bank KfW is considering a soft loan to finance the third phase of the Integrated Irrigation Improvement Project, according to officials in the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources. “The bank is pondering
  • 29 Aug 2011- 16:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt German development bank KfW has approved additional funding of $25 million USD to complete an irrigation improvement project in Egypt. The additional funding will be used to finance the first phase of the Integrated Management of Water
  • 15 Aug 2011- 17:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Holding Company for Drinking Water and Sanitary Sewers will start the third phase of qualifying drinking water and sewage treatment plants, according to company officials. This phase, which is part of the Sustainable Technical
  • Libya’s Great Man-Made River-- a $33 billion USD irrigation system built by the country’s leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi, to provide water from a vast underground aquifer in the desert for the country’s densely populated coastal belt-- could become a crucial element in his fight to preserve his embattled regime. The GMMR, as the project is known, is the crowning glory of Gadhafi’s four decades in power, the showpiece of Libya’s revolution. Gadhafi himself calls it “the eighth wonder of the world.”   Hailed as a masterpiece of engineering, it provides nearly 5 million cubic meters of water a day to the cities along the Mediterranean coast in northern Libya, where most of the country’s 6.5 million people live. Libya is one of the driest countries in the world. Only 5 percent of the land gets at least 10 centimeters of rainfall a year. 
  • 13 Jun 2011- 23:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  German development bank KfW has approved $520.6 million USD in the form of a loan and a grant for reconstruction of New Assiut Barrage in southern (Upper) Egypt, and a number of irrigation projects in the northern governorates of Beheira
  • 6 Jun 2011- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  The Water Authority in Gaza has launched a number of water and wastewater infrastructure projects financed by Persian Gulf countries, according to water officials in the territory. The Water Authority started the first phase of wastewater