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OEWEC HIGHLIGHTS GOVERNMENT MASTER PLAN 2040

May 22, 2015 According to the Emirates news agency (May 19, 2015), Dr. Rasheed bin Al Safi al-Huraibi, Chairman of the Tender Board officially opened the first Oman Energy& Water Exhibition & Conference (OEWEC) the Oman International Exhibition Centre ...

Cardin, Mikulski Announce Federal Grants for Water Infrastructure Projects in Worcester and Dorchester Counties

May 22, 2015 The office of Sen. Benjamin Cardin, D-Md., has issued the following news release:U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-Md.) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development (USDARD) has awarded a total o...

Over 400 Mexican municipalities seriously hit by drought

May 22, 2015

A total of 404 Mexican municipalities are currently seriously affected by drought, according to a report from national water authority Conagua.

Kalkfeld Faces Severe Water Crisis

May 22, 2015 A possible shortage of drinking water at Kalkfeld is likely to hit residents and their livestock very hard this year.The Namibia Water Corporation supply area manager for Otjiwarongo district, George Diergaardt told Nampa on Tuesday it is a fact t...

Schumer Calls on USDA to Meet with Locals Regarding Expensive Flood Repair and Mitigation Projects

May 22, 2015 The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release:U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to meet with locals in the Village of Avon in Livingston County to help find way...

Sabesp won't cut water investments this year, says governor

May 22, 2015 São Paulo state water utility Sabesp in Brazil will not be reducing its investments this year, despite company announcement stating that there would be cuts to the 2015 budget, according to state governor Geraldo Alckmin, local news service...

Kansas utility says it can't afford to hire someone to straighten out its finances

May 22, 2015 A small water utility that claims it can't afford a bookkeeper will have to find a way to hire one, the Kansas Corporation Commission decided Thursday. The KCC ordered in April that Howison Heights, which serves about 62 customers near Salina, wou...

Iraq: Unimpeded access key to reaching victims of fighting in Ramadi

May 22, 2015 International Committee of the Red Cross has issued the following news release:The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has sent emergency food and water supplies to more than 20,000 displaced people who were forced to flee the recent ...

Mayor John Marchand to Share Lessons from 'Both Sides of the Gavel' During Public Officials Breakfast at AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition

May 22, 2015 The American Water Works Association issued the following news release:Mayor John Marchand of Livermore, Calif., a longtime water quality and systems expert before being elected mayor in 2011, will speak about water from "both sides of the gavel" ...

Sergipe launches tenders for Lagarto, Itabaiana sewerage works

May 22, 2015

Brazil's Sergipe state water utility Deso has called two sewer system construction tenders, according to bid documents.

Budgeted at 72.6mn reais (US$23.9mn), one tender involves expanding the sewer system in the city of Lagarto.

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