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  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The water supply in the city of Mbale is contaminated with human waste and suspended solids, making treatment difficult and expensive. Residents in the Manafwa River area dump human waste into the river, which then
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent turkey, ANKARA — In 1991 Turkey switched off a river, stopping the flow of the mighty Euphrates for three weeks. Its downstream neighbors have never forgotten. Turkey was filling its enormous Ataturk Dam, infuriating Syria and Iraq in the process.
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Self-help groups in Kenya's rural areas are starting their own water projects, with approval from the government, donors, and members of the communities. Kenya's rural populations are severely underserved in terms of access to
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria has set aside 20 percent of its windfall profits from rising petroleum prices to upgrade and expand the nation's infrastructure, particularly in water and power. Although the country is sandwiched between two large bodies
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has used an estimated $17 million USD for its service delivery improvement program "The Institutional Strengthening of the New Service Delivery Framework Component" project includes
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, OMAN, MUSCAT — For many years one company has dominated the Kenyan water industry. Davis & Shirtliff has become a leader in the water business, and the firm is growing at a rate of more than 20 percent per year. The company's
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel and the emerging Palestinian state live in parallel universes when it comes to water. In one universe, water can be pulled from the ground or, if necessary, coaxed from the sea. In the other universe people can't use
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Tanzania, DAR ES SALAM — The World Bank is extending $200 million USD to support Tanzania's five-year Water Sector Development Program. The program is the third currently drawing funds from the World Bank in Tanzania. According to Francis Ato Brown
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — A major water and sanitation project around Lake Victoriawill increase access to drinking water in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Funds for the project come from the water and sanitation development project of the UN Human Settlements
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The ministry of water and irrigation is moving to enhance the Kenya Water Institute's training capacity. The changes were prompted by an increase in demand for training as a result of the government-driven reforms in the water
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — When Geoff Lawton met Jordanian farmers, 2 kilometers north of the Dead Sea, they thought his ideas were out of this world- he was proposing to salvage a totally dried, salted land and turn it into a self-sustainable farm. The alkaline
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company is stepping up its fight against illegal water connections in the city. Outgoing company Chairman Kabando wa Kabando, announced last month that the private utility is finalizing plans for a
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ANGOLA, HUAMBO — United Technical Services (UTS), a UAE-based technology services company) will target new sectors for its new improved wastewater treatment system. Instead of focusing on the water sector, the company
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Thousands of activists and protesters from all over the world appealed to governments and international financial institutions to halt further moves to privatize water services in Africa. The groups gathered in Nairobi for a the-week

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