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A young girl drinks water from a water stand in Gaza. ( Photo taken by: Iyad Al Baba, Oxfam)

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December 20, 2018
Egypt, which lies in north-eastern Africa and extends into the Sinai Peninsula in Asia, covers a total area of 1 million...
December 20, 2018
About 98% of Egypt’s fresh water resources originate outside of its borders, such as the Nile River and groundwater aq...
December 20, 2018
In general, surface water quality deteriorates as one moves downstream, with the worst pollution occurring at the Northe...
December 20, 2018
Water use in Egypt is growing due to a rising population and improving standard of living as well as the government poli...
December 20, 2018
The main water infrastructure in Egypt is on the Nile River, notably the Aswan High Dam, the Aswan Old Dam and a number ...
December 20, 2018
In 2005, the government implemented its Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) plan, which ran until 2017. Another...
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July 12, 2017
The Zayandehroud, which means ‘life-giving river’, is the largest river in central Iran and has traditionally been a...
May 2, 2017
In 2016, Fanack, Land Life Company (LLC) and the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) initiated a pilot project ...
April 3, 2017
For many years, negotiations between Turkey and Syria over the Orontes or Asi River were linked to issues concerning th...
March 19, 2017
Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants from water through engineered physical, chemical and biolog...
September 15, 2015
The Gaza Strip has been facing a steadily worsening water crisis for the past decade. Overall, more than 96% of water in...
November 26, 2014
Besides news, interviews and in-depth reports on a range of water-related topics in the MENA region, Fanack Water also...
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