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  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — The Ministry of Water and Electricity has selected an international consortium to act as consultants on the privatization of the water and wastewater sector in Jeddah. The consortium comprises CRA
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) has launched a project to bring clean, piped water the town of Mutukula on the Uganda-Tanzania border. The $350,000 USD project will extend piped water from Rakai
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Pollution in dozens of Sierra Leone's rivers is hampering efforts to construct at least 10 mini-dams in the country, according to water specialists. If properly harnessed, these sources of water could ease the current water
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM- While progress has been made in addressing water issues, major investment is still needed to meet the Global Millennium Goals dealing with the sector, especially with extra pressure caused by climate change. That was how experts at
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA- In Libya, where water is almost as valuable a commodity as oil, the announcement that France will sell Libya a nuclear reactor to provide drinking water from desalinated seawater has been welcomed. The agreement, with an undisclosed
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD- Iraqis fighting for survival amid an insurgency, sectarian death squads, and scarcities of electricity, water and other essentials, now face a new peril: The Mosul Dam across the Tigris River in the north of the country is in danger of
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent new yorK, ny, united states, MONROVIA, Liberia — For the first time since the country's civil war ended in 1989, the Liberia Hydrological Service has received modern water quality testing equipment. The equipment from the United Nations Children&
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda New Vision (Uganda) — Kampala's water supply meets international standards for quality, according to a statement by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation, the Ministry of Health, the Kampala City Council and the World Health
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has enacted the collective bargaining agreement signed between the employees' union and the company five months ago. Unionized employees will get a 10 percent salary increase, while their
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report Sudan, JUBA Sudan Tribune — Stakeholders in southern Sudan have approved amendments to the regional government's water policy. The new water policy document now will be forwarded to the southern Sudanese government's ministry of legal affairs,
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report Guinea, NZEREKORE UN Integrated Regional — Among the programs to be funded with an $80 million USD aid package from 14 United Nations agencies are projects to improve drinking water availability and sanitation in Guinea's southeast Forest Region. The
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan- The resignation of Jordan's water minister, Zafer al Alem, after contaminated water sickened 1,030 residents in the northern city of Mafraq, saved him from further embarrassment over corruption and mismanagement. However, whoever
  • 30 Jul 2007- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Torrential rains, which meteorologists said are twice the average rainfall for July, have provided relief for water-starved communities in Sierra Leone. But water experts warned that the reprieve is only temporary, and rushed to
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — At the G8 meeting in Berlin last month, civil society groups launched an End Water Poverty campaign, recognizing that bringing water to the poorest is closely linked with to dealing with poverty. In Eritrea, over 66 percent of the
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda — The government of Uganda has launched a project expected to cost millions of dollars to extend water for irrigation and human consumption in the Uganda-Tanzanian border district of Isingiro. The project will pump water from the Kagera

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