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8 May 2018 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israeli media outlet Haaretz is posing potentially awkward questions in the last 2 weeks about the relationship between “Watergen”, a start-up water technology company, and the country’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Watergen, a start-up company controlled by Israeli-Georgian billionaire Michael Mirilashvili which has developed technology for harvesting water through condensation of vapors in air, made a presentation to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at an event hosted by Netanyahu in Israel In August 2017...
31 Jul 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new report indicates that the cost of providing infrastructure to support global economic growth and to start to close infrastructure gaps will reach $94 trillion USD by 2040, with a further $3.5 trillion USD needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal household access to drinking water and electricity by 2030, bringing the total to $97 trillion...
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
16 Jul 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
The French government is providing a $265 million USD soft loan to finance three water and energy projects in Jordan, French Ambassador to Jordan Caroline Dumas announced this week. The financing includes $167 million USD for a water sector policy loan, $43 million USD for the Wadi Al Arab conveyer project in Irbid, which is also co-financed by the European Investment Bank, and $55 million USD to support the kingdom’s green corridor project...
12 Feb 2015 AMMAN, Jordan
The Jordanian Cabinet this week approved an $11.3 million USD grant agreement with the Germany government. The funds would be used to improve water supply for Syrian refugees and host communities in the kingdom’s northern governorates.It is the sixth such agreement signed between the two countries; Germany has provided over $95 million USD between 2013 and 2014 to support communities hosting refugees in Jordan...