Challenges and opportunities – Libya

For the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, groundwater is a hidden but significant problem, as many countries extract more than is being recharged1 and most lack solid legal frameworks and national water policy regulations to determine use.

As a result, there are questions and concerns about the current status of groundwater aquifers, especially with the increasing impact of climate change, as well as the type of sustainable alternative solutions that could assist in conserving them.

Libya is no exception to this broader regional trend, and […]

Challenges and opportunities – Libya2021-12-19T14:29:31+01:00

Indian Va Tech to build new drinking water plants – Libya

Va Tech Wabag is winning new markets in Africa. The Indian multinational has just signed contracts for the construction of drinking water production plants worth 100 million dollars in Switzerland, Libya and Tunisia.

In Libya, its subsidiary Wabag Austria has concluded an agreement with the General Desalination Company of Libya (GDCOL) for the construction of three seawater desalination plants in Bomba, in the east of the country.

The contract includes the design, supply, construction and commissioning of three steam compression desalination systems. In this desalination system, the condensation […]

Indian Va Tech to build new drinking water plants – Libya2021-02-15T15:51:10+01:00

In battle for Libya’s oil, water becomes a casualty – Libya

While Libya’s oil lies at the heart of three months of fighting over Tripoli and years of power struggles before that, water is becoming a far bigger concern for its people.

Interruptions to water supplies are common after eight years of near-anarchy since Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, but a wider crisis is now coming to a head in a country made up mainly of arid desert and split between competing administrations.

In western Libya, finding clean water has become difficult because […]

In battle for Libya’s oil, water becomes a casualty – Libya2019-07-02T17:10:28+02:00

Conflict Closes Libya City’s Water Treatment Plant, 125,000 Have No Water Access. Publication Argues The 2011 NATO Invasion Was A Water War.

Unprecedented levels of fighting” last week forced closure of the Derna, Libya, desalination plant.

The port city of Derna, in the east of the country, is facing severe water, food and medicine shortages, and electricity and water has been completely cut off for 125,000 residents.

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Conflict Closes Libya City’s Water Treatment Plant, 125,000 Have No Water Access. Publication Argues The 2011 NATO Invasion Was A Water War.2018-06-05T14:32:47+02:00

Tobruk water crisis said to be imminent – Libya – Tobruk

… Tobruk’s sole working water treatment plant is again on the verge of collapse meaning that some 400,000 people could in the town could soon be without safe drinking water.

The town’s problems are nothing new. It has long been short of water. But since 2015 outdated and poorly maintained equipment has been threatening disaster. The steam desalination plant is currently working at only ten percent capacity. But now the boss of the water plant Fatalla Selim is warning that he is running out of chemicals needed to make water potable.

Selim told the Turkish broadcaster TRT […]

Tobruk water crisis said to be imminent – Libya – Tobruk2017-09-19T14:54:31+02:00

Libyan Iron and Steel Company sent operational materials to the desalination plant in Tobruk

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The company reported that it had equally shared its operational materials with the Tobruk desalination plant and sent the due quantities to Tobruk. The Tobruk plant has exhausted its operational materials and was on the cusp of shutting down completely, which would cause a humanitarian disaster in the eastern Libyan city.

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Libyan Iron and Steel Company sent operational materials to the desalination plant in Tobruk2017-08-21T09:37:40+02:00

Tobruk municipality declares humanitarian emergency – Libya

The Tobruk municipality in the eastern Libyan region declared a humanitarian crisis in a meeting with other municipal councils’ officials in Tobruk on Monday.

The municipality said that the city is on the verge of a human disaster as water shortages continue to increase as the city’s water desalination stations has become useless and old because it needs too much renovation.

Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets in Tobruk calling on the officials and the House of Representatives to find out quick solutions to the deteriorated living conditions in the city.

The protesters warned that if […]

Tobruk municipality declares humanitarian emergency – Libya2017-07-25T14:12:49+02:00
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