23 May 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — A majority of Indians polled see water shortage as the second biggest threat to the country's security, according to a survey released on May 20.
21 May 2013 - 07:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — As part of overall efforts to improve bilateral relations, India and China this week signed agreements on information-sharing on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River and on water-efficient irrigati
20 May 2013 - 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, SRINAGAR — The long-running dispute between India’s Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir states over the $1.2 billion USD Ranjit Sagar multi-purpose dam project could be coming to an end, after Punjab last week agree
10 May 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government's planning commission has asked the northern states of Haryana and Punjab to make changes to their water management practices and increase water use efficiency.
6 May 2013 - 08:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government claimed last week that its ambitious Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has led to improved water availability as well as generating multiple environmental
23 Apr 2013 - 00:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Chinese government has rejected India's proposal to create a new mechanism to deal with transboundary issues on the Brahmaputra River.
19 Apr 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Representatives from India, Bhutan and Bangladesh gathered this week for the first working group on water resources and hydropower in the Brahmaputra and Ganges river basins.
18 Apr 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — With water scarcity looming in several northern Indian cities, local authorities have asked large-scale users to curb water consumption and find ways to increase use of recycled water.
15 Apr 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Ahead of the local elections scheduled for later this year, the Delhi state government has asked the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) to allocate a major chunk of its annual budget for urban water supply and
11 Apr 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government is setting up an institutional mechanism for efficient use of water at the basin and sub-basin level, Indian federal Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat said on April 8.
10 Apr 2013 - 07:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Indian President Pranab Mukherjee this week called on policymakers to devise measures to bring down the water wasting in the country.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) this week criticized the Delhi state government for failing to keep its promises to supply regular drinking water to its growing population and f
4 Apr 2013 - 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, SRINIGAR — The provincial government of Indian-Administered Kashmir announced on April 2 that it is hiring Halcrow Consulting India Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Halcrow Group, to calculate the economic
2 Apr 2013 - 00:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
South Africa, DURBAN — During the BRICS Summit in South Africa last week, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reached out to new Chinese President Xi Jinping on the contentious issue of the transboundary Brahmaputra R
22 Mar 2013 - 06:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Leading Indian water activists have questioned the viability of the public private partnership (PPP) model in the country’s water sector, claiming that water privatization moves being pursued by st
20 Mar 2013 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
CAN THO (Eurasia Review) — Asian and European representatives meet in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in Vietnam on March 21-22 to discuss closer Asia-Europe cooperation on water resource and river basin management.
15 Mar 2013 - 09:55 by Local Press Report
13 Mar 2013 - 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian delegation headed by President Mohamed Morsi plans to offer a portfolio of public-private partnership (PPP) water and sanitation projects to Indian investors during a visit to New Delhi
13 Mar 2013 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China’s largest-ever Tibetan water control project will begin operations in October, Qiu Zhixing, a project director in charge of construction announced this week.
12 Mar 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — India’s new president, Pranab Mukherjee, became the first Indian president to visit Bangladesh in nearly 40 years last week, with the goal of strengthening ties between the two countries and reso
8 Mar 2013 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, LAHORE — Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) this week received consultancy proposals for the Diamer-Bhasha Dam from three consortia comprising of 20 international and local companies.
7 Mar 2013 - 08:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India's Vice President Hamid Ansari warned this week that the country has created a ticking bomb in public health, since it is able to treat only one-fifth of its wastewater.
5 Mar 2013 - 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India’s federal government last week allocated $3 billion USD to the Ministry of Driinking Water and Sanitation as part of the annual budget.
25 Feb 2013 - 10:43 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Indian Express) — Seeking to bring around Bangladesh to support the construction of two dams in Meghalaya, India is considering offering a stake in the two projects. India has planned construction of Mawphu D
20 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government may introduce a rating system for appliances based on water consumption, along the lines of the one the the Bureau of Energy Efficiency has in place for electrical appliances.
19 Feb 2013 - 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — An agreement between India and Bangladesh on sharing the water of the Teesta River could be reached this September when the Bangladeshi prime minister is next scheduled to visit India, according to
12 Feb 2013 - 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The peaceful production of nuclear energy and other clean forms of energy could play a significant role in sustainable water and electricity production in the United Arab Emirates, according to CEO
31 Jan 2013 - 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government has approved construction of three more hydropower dams on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River in the Tibetan region as part of a new energy development plan for 2015.
29 Jan 2013 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Indian government has postponed talks with the Pakistani government over a navigation project on the Jhelum River in Jammu and Kashmir, at a time when tensions are rising between the two neig
28 Jan 2013 - 11:06 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Eco-Business.com) — Asia requires a ruled-based system to manage its water resources and maintain rapid economic growth in the region but China appears to be a stumbling block, experts say. China does not have
24 Jan 2013 - 10:48 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (The Himalayan) — The seventh meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Committee on Water Resources began here today. The two-day meeting will discuss on the status of the implementation of projects agreed by the sixth
18 Jan 2013 - 19:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Delhi state water authorities have unveiled a draft policy on water that emphasizes recycling and aims to gradually reduce per capita consumption.
15 Jan 2013 - 01:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Construction has stopped on hundreds of apartment blocks in suburban areas of New Delhi following an order from the country’s green court restraining builders from extracting groundwater for constr
14 Jan 2013 - 07:44 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Hindu) — In a move to curb the unbridled use of water and check pollution, the Government plans to introduce a system under which big industries will have to file ‘water returns’, on the lines of income-t
3 Jan 2013 - 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has been working to reassure Indian states that the new National Water Policy for 2012 will not encroach on their rights with regard to water management.
20 Dec 2012 - 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, KolKata — A Teesta River water-sharing agreement, “a contentious issue” between India and Bangladesh, will not happen anytime soon, India’s former Central Ground Water Board member S. P.
20 Dec 2012 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (ynetnews.com) — A mission of top Israeli experts travels to Raipur, New Delhi to further advance two nations' collaboration on urban water management. “There is a an almost uncanny fit between India’s needs i
14 Dec 2012 - 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — An umbrella association of non-government organisations, activists and trade unions has alleged corruption in the award of a major Delhi Jal Board (DJB) public-private partnership contract to a con