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Water in Middle East

  • Water and power: Mega-dams, mega-damage?

    WORLD, 2017/04/30
  • The loan for the water projects will be repaid within fifteen years.

    JORDAN, 2015/09/20 The government and the German Development Bank (KfW) on Saturday signed a soft loan agreement worth 30 million euros to finance the second segment of the Water Resources Management Programme in its third phase. The agreement was signed by Planning and International Cooperation Minister Imad Fakhoury and KfW Director in Amman Florian Rabe in the presence of German Ambassador to Jordan Birgitta Siefker-Eberle, according to a ministry statement. The loan will be allocated to finance several projects aimed at improving water carriers, sewage networks and the reuse of the water provision system in the Kingdom, Fakhoury said.
  • Recycled Sewage Boosts Sydney Water Supply

    INDONESIA, 2015/02/20 Part the majority urgent concerns for the next is to have enough water to sustain a human people projected to reach 9.6 billion people by 2050.[1] The UN Millennium Development Goals recognize that access to water and sanitation is essential to economic development and poverty alleviation.[2] However, world consumption patterns indicate that we are becoming additional water profligate, and the waste that pollutes water supplies generally remains an unmitigated hazard. According to some estimates, 70 % of drinking water in India is contaminated by sewage, which is a significant impediment to equitable development that occurs in a lot of lower-gain nations.[3] The UN estimated that if water consumption trends continue unabated, 1.8 billion people will experience water shortages as any minute at this time as 2025.[4] Part solutions with great potential are the development and deployment of technologies that use wastewater as a resource, which can generate incentives for industries and municipalities to treat waste that is otherwise discharged into vital waterways.
  • ADB to issue $140million for improvement of Georgia’s water supply

    GEORGIA, 2014/09/15 The project on improving the water supply system in Georgia's seven cities, which is being funded by the Asian Development Bank, is continuing in line with the schedule, Georgian Deputy Regional Development and Infrastructure Minister Giorgi Koberidze said on September 12. He made the remarks at a working conference with the representatives of ADB. Under an agreement, ADB's $140 million loan will be allocated this year under the Urban Services Development Investment Program - Tranche 4.
  • Israel knows water technology

    ISRAEL, 2014/08/17
  • New water strategy planned in Saudi Arabia

    SAUDI ARABIA, 2014/01/04 Governor of the General Organization for Water Desalination (GOWD) Abdul Rahman Al-Ibrahim has stressed the importance of rationalizing water consumption in the Kingdom, pointing out that 10 % of water saved translates into 10 % savings in finance and building resources. Speaking about the loss incurred by the Saudi economy because of water wastage, Al-Ibrahim said: "The role of the GOWD is to deliver desalinated water to areas in the Kingdom where no water resources are available, such as majority of the coastal areas." "We are in the process of finalizing a strategic plan following a survey conducted by the Ministry of Water which covered areas that are badly in need of water supplies," he said.
  • Gulf Arab states eye Arabian Sea for safer water supplies

    MIDDLE EAST, 2013/07/20 Gulf Cooperation Council nations (GCC) are planning a joint water supply system that takes seawater from outside the Gulf and distributes drinkable water across member states, an official at the GCC Secretariat General said. Scarce fresh water supply is the biggest challenge for Gulf Arab desert nations, forcing them to build energy-intensive seawater desalination plants to meet rising request. Saudi Arabia is building the world's major desalination plant in Ras al-Khair on the Gulf coast, but the GCC is increasingly concerned that the waters of the Gulf may become undrinkable if there are any leaks from energy installations into the water lying between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.
  • Jordan & EU conference on water resources

    JORDAN, 2013/04/28 Jordanian and EU financial experts have gathered in Amman for a conference on private sector investment into water resources, sponsored by the investment wing of the European Bank. Jordan is one of the majority water-poor nations of the world - a situation which has been exasperated in the last two years as hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees flock to the country. The private sector has by presently played a key role in enhancing infrastructure projects in the water sector, with local and international companies handling most of the projects related to distribution and water conservation.
  • Iraq has completed a new $146-million project to supply drinking water to much of Baghdad’s people.

    IRAQ, 2012/12/23 Iraq has completed a new $146-million project to supply drinking water to much of Baghdad’s people. Saleh al-Mutlaq, deputy prime minister for service affairs, told Al-Shorfa: “The ministry of municipalities opened the Abu Ghraib Great Water Project … It will provide drinking water to houses through modern networks, and will cover about 50% of capital’s residents … The project is designed to serve the area for 25 years, and will be expanded later in consideration of people increase and urban expansion.”