Post Tagged with: "Water"

Jordan readies the taps on controversial water project

Jordan readies the taps on controversial water project

Featured, Mineral & Natural Resources July 17, 2013 at 11:00

                                                                 Noriko Hayashi / Panos By Nehal Lasheen – […]

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Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

Agriculture, Featured, Green Technologies July 4, 2013 at 04:05

By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet’s rainiest yet driest deserts, according to a study, which proposes […]

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Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

Agriculture, Featured, Humanitarian April 2, 2013 at 08:50

Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS […]

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Water ravenous Middle East and North Africa look to membrane bioreactors, says Frost and Sullivan

Water ravenous Middle East and North Africa look to membrane bioreactors, says Frost and Sullivan

The total water consumption of the Middle East is expected to rise to 319 billion cubic meters (BCM) by 2020, with agriculture utilising the bulk. Population and economic growth, paralleled […]

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International desalination association convenes first meeting of global energy task force during international water summit

International desalination association convenes first meeting of global energy task force during international water summit

The International Desalination Association (IDA) will convene the first meeting of its global Energy Task force in conjunction with the International Water Summit, which takes place 15-17 January in Abu […]

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At any one time, one third of water pumps in rural Africa are broken, say researchers
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Researchers design ‘smart’ water pumps for rural Africa

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 11 July 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains An unexpected consequence of using mobile phone technology to improve the efficiency of water pumps […]

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Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share […]

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Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

Africa may struggle to extract groundwater, experts say

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 May 2012. New technologies required to extract ground water as many of the aquifiers found are deep underground. This will require political […]

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Science academies urge action on environmental issues

Science academies urge action on environmental issues

Education, Green Technologies, Research May 15, 2012 at 17:44

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 15 May 2012. G8 countries to meet and discuss ways of integrating research and policy with regards to food security, energy needs and […]

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Long hospital stays make Buruli ulcer a costly disease Flickr/ ReSurge International

Africa’s hidden scourge needs an integrated approach

Healthcare, Research May 14, 2012 at 16:13

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 14 May 2012. Excessive tillage and poor irrigation systems exacerbate Buruli ulcer. The Benin branch of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture are to […]

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