28 Feb 2012 - 22:50 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Thai News Agency) — Thailand’s Constitution Court was set to rule on the constitutionality of two executive decrees allowing the government to borrow $8.6 billion USD in loans and to transfer the debt of the Financi
28 Feb 2012 - 23:04 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (Xinhua (China)) — The unavailability of safe and hygienic drinking water has increased the sale of bottled water many times in Pakistan, local media reported on February 22.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:47 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (AsiaOne (Singapore)) — The quality of water in the Premprachakorn canal -- one of Bangkok’s main drainage channels -- has deteriorated badly, the Environmental Quality Promotion Department has reported.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — The Kyrgyz parliamentary committee on foreign affairs on February 13 gave its approval to a $22 million USD agreement between the government and two international financiers, the European Bank fo
23 Feb 2012 - 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — More than 2.5 million tons of untreated wastewater are discharged into Kazakhstan’s rivers every year, according to the country’s environmental protection minister, Nurlan Kapparov.
23 Feb 2012 - 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Some 80 percent of surface water in Tajikistan meets the top “A” standard for international water quality, Sangin Samiev, who heads the water laboratory department of the national environmental m
22 Feb 2012 - 00:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Heeding warnings that the already wide disparity between water demand and supply in the state will grow in the next few years, the Delhi government is turning to treated sewage water to help brid
22 Feb 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka is planning a new reservoir project in the north central dry zone as part of the government’s efforts to improve irrigation and drinking water facilities in rural areas.
22 Feb 2012 - 06:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System, the government water agency in the capital region, is moving to consolidate management of four watershed areas that provide 97 percen
22 Feb 2012 - 06:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — China’s Linyi Jinmin Water Co. Ltd. plans to enter the Indian market by forming technical partnerships and establishing a distribution network to promote its products in the country.
22 Feb 2012 - 06:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladesh is hopeful that it can reach an agreement with India on sharing water from the Teesta River during the coming dry season, Water Resources Minister Ramesh Chandra Sen said on February 1
22 Feb 2012 - 22:21 by Local Press Report
BAKU (News.az (Azerbaijan)) — The level of contamination in the Kur and Araz rivers was found to be above the norm during monitoring in the first 10 days of February.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:19 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced a tender for the construction of water supply and sewerage networks at Agdash, funded through the second tranche of a multitranche investment program
22 Feb 2012 - 22:17 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator OJSC Azersu last week met with the World Bank to discuss issues of project implementation of the National Water Supply and Sewerage Services, as well as prepara
22 Feb 2012 - 22:15 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — Azerbaijan’s national water operator OJSC Azersu last week announced plans to replace water meters that broke down as a result of frost with new ones at their own expense.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:26 by Local Press Report
YEREVAN (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) — Journalists from Radio Azatutyun (RFE/RL) recently conducted an extensive investigation into Armenia Water and Sewerage based off user complaints surrounding wrongful billing.
22 Feb 2012 - 22:23 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — The president of Azerbaijan has approved the memorandum of intentions signed on November 14, 2011 in Baku between national water operator Azersu OJSC, the Korean International Cooperation Agency (K
21 Feb 2012 - 23:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, BHOPAL — The Madhya Pradesh government ordered water department officers to develop five new drinking water projects for each of the state’s 230 assembly constituencies.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Israel’s IDE Technologies is seeking partnerships with large water companies in India in hopes of gaining entry to the country’s municipal desalination market.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, DC -- — Urban flooding is a serious challenge for fast-growing low- and middle-income countries in East Asia, according to a World Bank guidebook released last week.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:28 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily (China)) — The rapid growth of the chemical industry has caused an increase in water pollution which is outstripping the government’s ability to monitor it, a senior official said last week.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:41 by Local Press Report
PHNOM PENH (Phnom Penh Post (Cambodia)) — Five primary schools in Ratanakkiri province are set to receive water and sanitation facilities following donations by Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific and development efforts from Plan International Cam
21 Feb 2012 - 23:14 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Business Mirror (Philippines)) — METRO Pacific Investments Corp. and DMCI Holdings-led Maynilad Water Services Inc.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:26 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (South Asian News Agency) — The Nepal-India Joint Ministerial Level Commission on Water Resources will mainly dwell on the feasibility study of Saptakoshi high dam project, Pancheshwor multi-purpose hydroelectric project and
21 Feb 2012 - 23:39 by Local Press Report
MACAU (Macau Daily Times) — The government lost a new battle over the contract for the operation of the Macau peninsula wastewater treatment plant, after the top court confirmed that a second bidder had been wrongfully exclud
21 Feb 2012 - 23:12 by Local Press Report
21 Feb 2012 - 23:25 by Local Press Report
PARIS (SeeNews Asia Pacific) — Veolia Eau, the water services unit of French environmental services group Veolia Environnement, said last week it had won a contract to manage and maintain drinking water plants servicing the sout
21 Feb 2012 - 23:37 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (China Daily) — The State Council, China’s cabinet, unveiled guidelines last week to ensure sustainable supplies of freshwater and to protect water resources by raising China’s capability to desalinate seawater.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:10 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra’s adviser on water management has proposed the construction of a dam on the Salween River to solve floods and droughts as well as to produce electricity for the c
21 Feb 2012 - 23:23 by Local Press Report
KUALA LUMPUR (AsiaOne (Sinagpore)) — Another 142 new acute gastroenteritis cases were detected in the Batang Padang and Hilir Perak districts yesterday, bringing the total number of suspected cases to 2,686 since late last month.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:35 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xinhua (China)) — More than 3 million people in China are facing a shortage of drinking water because of droughts, authorities said last week.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:08 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Bangkok Post (Thailand)) — Thailand could be inundated by up to 20 billion cubic meters of water this year but Bangkok will not be flooded, Science and Technology Minister Plodprasop Suraswadi said.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:21 by Local Press Report
RANGOON (Mizzima (Myanmar)) — Water in Rangoon, already in short supply in some areas, is going to cost more starting April 1.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:33 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) last week rejected an environmental assessment of a long-stalled reservoir project in southern Taiwan presented by the Water Resources Agency (WRA)
21 Feb 2012 - 23:06 by Local Press Report
HANOI (VietnamNet Bridge) — Vietnam has a dense network of rivers which accounts for about 2 percent of the total flow of the rivers in the world.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:19 by Local Press Report
YANGON (Bernama (Malaysia)) — Myanmar and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed on a country program action plan as part of their cooperation.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:30 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Xinhua (China)) — Ten people have been arrested over industrial waste discharges that polluted a river in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
21 Feb 2012 - 23:43 by Local Press Report
KABUL (UN News Center) — The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is boosting its technical support to help rebuild Afghanistan’s dilapidated traditional irrigation systems, which have been neglected for
21 Feb 2012 - 23:17 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Philippine Inquirer) — MANILA Water Company Inc.
20 Feb 2012 - 19:25 by Local Press Report
ABU DHABI (Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)) — Drake & Scull International, or DSI, on Monday reported a 36 percent growth in net profit on newly-acquired companies that attracted more contracts.