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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launches 'Global Water Organisation' in Riyadh
Kingdom aims to strengthen efforts to address shortages through technological advancement and research
September 04, 2023, 3:29 PM
Acwa Power signs pacts with Italian companies to explore green hydrogen projects
Six deals between the Saudi Arabian company and Italian businesses include study to develop water desalination and exchange of expertise
September 04, 2023, 12:18 PM
Iraq President meets Turkish envoy for talks on sharing water as drought continues
For decades, Iraq has pushed for a bigger share of water from its two major rivers flowing through Turkey and Iran
August 30, 2023, 3:37 PM
Latest Nile dam negotiations between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan begin
New round of talks indicate a warming of ties between Cairo and Addis Ababa
August 27, 2023, 1:54 PM
How UAE firm helps vulnerable communities in Africa get access to clean water
Project Maji was launched after children were spotted drinking from puddles in Ghana
August 25, 2023, 12:32 PM
Cop28 to 'drive water up climate agenda' with three-part plan
UAE presidency to focus on restoring freshwater, protecting cities and bolstering food systems
August 24, 2023, 12:10 PM
Turkish Foreign Minister calls for Iraq to define PKK as terrorist group
Hakan Fidan urges Iraqi officials to 'not allow our mutual enemy to poison our bilateral relations'
August 22, 2023, 10:25 PM
Climate change could add to Middle East water scarcity
Talks in Sweden preparing for Cop28 hear concerns over poor sanitation and lack of rainwater
August 22, 2023, 4:35 PM
UN warns Iraq's water crisis could have broader regional consequences
Iraq has been categorised as the fifth most vulnerable country to climate change
August 09, 2023, 9:09 PM
Drake & Scull subsidiary bags $84m contract to build waste water treatment plant in Jordan
The facility will be developed in the north-west city of Ar-Ramtha by a DSI subsidiary in consortium with a local Jordanian company
August 04, 2023, 11:11 AM
UAE farmers innovate to overcome climate change challenges
Rising temperature and dwindling water supply pose many difficulties for farmers already dealing with arid weather
July 11, 2023, 3:22 AM
Kurdish authorities blame Turkey for water shortage in north-east Syria
Allouk water station, under Ankara's control since 2019, is the only source of drinking water for approximately 1 million people
July 04, 2023, 1:33 PM
Iran hit by severe water shortage in Tehran and Karaj
Online footage shows long queues in streets where tankers distributed drinking water
June 15, 2023, 9:10 AM
Dubai can now produce nearly half a billion gallons of water a day
Emirate's network losses are one of the lowest in the world, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority says
June 03, 2023, 12:24 PM
Afghan Taliban move weaponry to Iran border amid tensions over water
Deadly clashes broke out last week as Tehran insisted on its quota of Helmand River water
June 02, 2023, 3:37 PM
Iran and Afghanistan face off over sharing Helmand waters
Tensions boiled over into violence on Saturday, leaving at least three dead
May 28, 2023, 12:35 PM
Egypt criticises Ethiopia over claim Gerd dam dispute has become Arab-African conflict
Foreign Ministry says Addis Ababa wants to drive wedge between Arab and African nations
May 24, 2023, 9:33 AM
Iraq will only be able to meet 15% of its water needs by 2035, UN official warns
Ninety per cent of country's rivers are polluted, with seven million people currently grappling with limited access to clean water
May 18, 2023, 5:56 PM
UAE and Netherlands to focus on water and food security projects ahead of Cop28
Diplomats say aim is to extend benefit of projects and research to other nations
May 17, 2023, 3:00 AM
Basra's water supply hangs in balance as critical project delayed
Iraqi cities need large-scale desalination plants to alleviate water woes, but projects have been slow to get moving
May 10, 2023, 3:00 AM