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25 Feb 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or acknowledgement of one of the most contentious issues that abounds throughout the region: allocation of water resources...
3 Feb 2020 NEOM
Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, plans to use solar energy to desalinate water in the planned $500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) sustainable city of Neom. The "solar dome", which consists of an array of mirrors, will focus solar radiation on its glass and steel structure to heat seawater. Once it evaporates and precipitates as freshwater, it will then be discharged through outlets to reservoirs and irrigation channels, Neom said on Wednesday...
3 Feb 2020 ISLAMABAD
Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ''24/7 Solar Desalination'' is a hybrid desalination cycle that combines the adsorption (AD) cycle with conventional multi-effect distillation (MED) system to overcome the operational limitations of MED.
20 Aug 2019 BRISBANE QLD, Australia
The Sustainable Minerals Institute Center of Excellence (SMI-ICI) of the University of Queensland and TRENDS Industrial have reached an agreement for collaboration on an integrated desalination supply system for use in Chile’s Atacama region.“SMI-ICE-Chile is drawing on the skills and expertise of researchers in SMI’s Centre for Water in the Minerals Industry (CWiMI) under this agreement, and initial project funding to support the development of tools for planning regional water supplies has come from SMI’s Complex Orebodies program,” said David Mulligan, Executive Director...
8 May 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new technology breakthrough could make desalination processes less energy intensive and less expensive, engineers have claimed.A research team from Columbia University, US, have reported (Ma 6) a new approach that builds on an already-available separation method that is widely used for chemical engineering processes...
7 May 2019 NEW YORK NY, United States
In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from all transboundary political violence in the region.Gideon Bromberg, the Israeli co-director, maintains that even though water is one of the most divisive issues in the current conflict, the technology to resolve differences over water is available and it should be used to promote regional unity...
8 Mar 2019 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A group of US academics have proposed that the US and Mexico collaborate on a large scale energy, water, industry, and education park. The venture would be constructed along the nearly 2,000-mile arid and semi-arid mutual border and would benefits both sides, mitigating illegal immigration and providing an alternative to the proposed physical wall between the neighboring countries...
6 Mar 2019 DUBAI
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has launched a Dh5.8 billion investment plan for new energy and water projects to serve the Northern Emirates. The ambitious plan encapsulates construction of water dams and a federal water network linking the region to Abu Dhabi and Dubai...
2 Oct 2018 SANTIAGO, Chile
A Chilean government commission approved September 28 an environmental impact study into the ENAPAC (Energías y Aguas del Pacífico) project which is slated to become one of the most advanced solar desalination projects in the world, with a combination of reverse osmosis desalination and photovoltaic energy...
6 Aug 2018 BRUSSELS, Belgium
EU Announces Solar Field In Gaza To Power Desal, But Israel Blockade Includes Building Materials For Infrastructure
The European Union (EU) last week announced switch-on of the biggest photovoltaic solar field in Gaza toprovide 0.5 Megawatts of electricity per day to fuel the Southern Gaza Desalination Plant. The EU investment will enable the desal plant to expand its ability to provide drinking water from 75,000 inhabitants to 250,000 people in Southern Gaza by 2020...
18 Jul 2018 HESSEQUA
The French government and the Western Cape provincial government have committed to invest R9m on a 50-50 basis in the country’s first solar-powered desalination plant‚ at Witsand in the Hessaqua municipality. There are at least four desalination plants in the drought-hit province‚ with three in Cape Town and one in Mossel Bay‚ but the one in Witsand will be the first to be powered by solar energy.
9 Jun 2018 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's TRENDS Industrial and Almar Water Solutions of the UAE last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on development of a massive solar powered desalination project for the Atacama region in Chile.Upon completion, the $500 Million USD ENAPAC project will be one of the largest solar desalination projects in the world...