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  • Morocco To Cooperate With MRC In Water

    CASABLANCA, 2017/07/08 In an effort to enhance South-South cooperation, Morocco, a rising star in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, recently signed a Memorandum of Considerate (MoU) with the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to cooperate in the areas of sustainable water-resource development and management. “This partnership will foster exchanges and cooperation in water-resource development and management through the sharing of available technical expertise and lessons learned by both parties. Some of the common interests of both parties range from energy to agriculture and food security to water quality,” the MRC said in a press release.
  • Water and power: Mega-dams, mega-damage?

    WORLD, 2017/04/30
  • Rwanda: Japanese Grant to Boost Access to Clean Water in Rural Areas

    JAPAN, 2017/03/12 Japanese government has given a grant amounting to $147, 075 (approx. Rwf121 million) to two local organisations that will supply water in the districts of Muhanga and Bugesera. The two projects will increase access to clean water in areas where residents had for long experienced water shortages. The recipients are Movement for the Fight against Hunger in the World (MFLM) and Rwanda Environment Conservation Organisation (RECOR). A portion of the grant, $72,925, will be used by MFLM to construct 20 water points, a filtration system, water tank, equilibrium chamber and 11-km-long water pipes in Shyogwe sector in Muhanga district.
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan for cambodia irrigation system

    CAMBODIA, 2015/09/29 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a 60-million-U.S.-dollar loan to increase agricultural production by rehabilitating, modernizing and climate- proofing irrigation systems in Cambodia's two provinces, its statement said on Tuesday. "Low agricultural productivity is a critical problem for Cambodian farmers, who depend on poorly maintained irrigation systems to grow rice," Raza Mahmood Farrukh, Water Resources Specialist in ADB's Southeast Asia Regional Department, said in the statement. "This funding will support the government's efforts to expand irrigated land, manage water resources additional efficiently, and make farmers less vulnerable to natural hazards such as floods as a consequence of climate change," he said.
  • Turkmenistan and South Korea have exchanged data on their experiences in water management.

    SOUTH KOREA, 2015/07/09 Turkmenistan and South Korea have exchanged data on their experiences in water management. The exchange was conducted as part of a forum on water management organized by Turkmen Water Resources Ministry and the Korean Embassy in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government reported on July 8. Korean companies gave presentations on their experiences in the creation of an advanced integrated system of water supply management, water purification and desalination, quality control, and the development of the Smart nuclear power plant.
  • 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.
  • Floating gardens in Cambodia

    CAMBODIA, 2015/02/19 Outcomes by a French organization to protect a vast wildlife park in Cambodia, the floating village is a charity and sustainable project Water-recycling-thanks-to-flowersCambodians often live on water or right above water in houses perched on stilts and grow gardens on rafts. Osmose and Aster, two French-Cambodian NGOs, inspired by these floating gardens, came up with the idea of building several floating platforms on the Tonlé Sap lake. Their objective? To create a sustainable and solitary economy with the help of ecology and tourism by offering a garden, a restaurant, a school, a shop with handmade objects and bathrooms equipped with a recycling compost garden. Each raft works with the help of the others. The litter from the toilets is used as fertilizer for the garden and the plants recycle the water before releasing it into the lake.
  • EBRD backs Tajikistan’s water rehabilitation network

    TAJIKISTAN , 2015/01/30 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is planning to allocate a loan of up to $8 million in two tranches to Tajikistan’s Central Regional Water Company (CRWC) and Khojagii Manziliyu-Kommunali (KMK) on a joint and several basis. The major purpose is to support the Tajik Water II - Central Water Rehabilitation Sub-Project, EBRD said on January 28. The bank will as well seek an investment grant of $8 million from an international donor to facilitate implementation of the significant investments within prevailing affordability constraints.
  • EBRD, SECO modernize wastewater treatment plant in Tajikistan

    EUROPEAN UNION, 2014/10/17 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Improvment(EBRD) and the Swiss National Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) have joined forces to enable Tajikistan's Khujand city to modernize its sewerage network and to reconstruct an old wastewater treatment plant that had fallen into disuse next the collapse of the Soviet Union. This cooperation follows two previous successful projects by the EBRD and SECO to improve the city's water supply, the bank said on October 16. The EBRD is providing a $3.5 million loan, and SECO is providing a capital grant of $5.35 million, for Khujand Water Company, the water and wastewater utility.
  • Japan gives Benin FCFA 60m for water project

    JAPAN, 2014/04/06 Japan will grant Benin 60 million CFA francs to enable the West African country to improve access to drinking water in villages of the commune of Dassa-Zoumè in the central part of the country, PANA learned in Cotonou on Thursday from official sources. This grant will enable Benin to purify the water from a river through a system developed by the Japanese company, Yamaha Motors. The objective is to improve access to drinking water to prevent water-borne diseases due to the consumption of water from the river.