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  • 8 Nov 2011- 13:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COPENHAGEN, Denmark Exploitation of water and other natural resources threatens sustainable development globally and could worsen poverty in the least-developed nations of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • 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. 
  • 24 May 2011- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, AHMEDABAD Doshion Veolia Water Solutions Pvt Ltd has acquired Gondwana Engineers Ltd (GEL), a subsidiary of Pune-based Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.  Doshion Veolia Water Solutions is a joint venture between Ahmedabad-based Doshion Limited and France’s
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israel is considering disconnecting the Gaza Strip from its water and power supplies, a move likely to exacerbate water scarcity in the area in the coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Foreign Minister