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  1. Bangladesh’s Ground and Surface Water Supply Are Inadequate for Food Production: UN

    17 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladesh’s ground and surface water supplies are inadequate for food production, particularly during the country’s dry season, according to the recently launched United Nations Water ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/17/2013 - 10:02

  2. Nepal Government Declares First Open Defecation Free District

    9 Sep 2013- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal The government of Nepal announced this week that it plans to declare Bhaktapur the first Open Defecation Free (ODF) district inside the Kathmandu Valley. The official declaration will be made ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/09/2013 - 10:07

  3. Private Sector Could Close Service Gap for World’s Poor: World Bank

    3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The domestic private sector in developing countries could likely reach many of the poorest, un-served people there with water and sanitation services, according to a new report ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/03/2013 - 10:01

  4. Summit Identifies Legal, Policy Obstacles to Hydropower Growth in Nepal

    28 Aug 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Power sector experts attending a forum in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, this week blamed lack of political will and unclear policy for the sluggish growth of the country’s hydropower sector. ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/28/2013 - 10:12

  5. Experts Urge Bangladesh to Expedite Rural Water and Sanitation, Invest in Climate Adaptation

    27 Aug 2013- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh The World Bank this week called on the Bangladeshi Department of Public Health Engineering to expedite the $92.6 million USD Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project, which is ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/27/2013 - 10:22

  6. Officials Deny That China’s Drinking Water Is at Risk for Arsenic Contamination

    26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China An expert from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC) said this week that the nation’s drinking water is not at risk of arsenic contamination. He was responding to a recent ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/26/2013 - 10:02

  7. Bangladesh Announces Flood Insurance Program for the Poor

    22 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladeshi Disaster Management and Relief Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali this week introduced the country’s first-ever flood insurance program aimed at compensating poor and vulnerable ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/22/2013 - 10:04

  8. Study Finds Arsenic Contamination in Deep Wells in Vietnam

    13 Aug 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STANFORD, CA, United States Scientists at the Stanford University School of Earth Sciences in California have found arsenic contamination in even very deep wells located in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Digging ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/17/2013 - 13:59

  9. Melting Glaciers Could Help Meet South Asia's Water Needs

    6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent UTRECHT, The Netherlands Accelerated melting of Himalayan glaciers – a result of global climate change – will allow the watersheds of the Ganges and Indus rivers to supply enough water to meet the region’s ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/06/2013 - 10:08

  10. Nepalese Politicians Pledge to Promote Sanitation Activities

    31 Jul 2013- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepalese political leaders pledged to incorporate drinking water and sanitation issues into their parties’ political agendas for the nation’s upcoming Constituent Assembly elections. They were ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/31/2013 - 10:11

  11. Bangladesh Proposes Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna Basin Water-Sharing Deal

    30 Jul 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has proposed a water-sharing agreement that would include the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river basins. The minister proposed the common basin approach ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/30/2013 - 10:00

  12. High Salt Contant in Bangladeshi Drinking Water Causing Health Problems

    29 Jul 2013- 10:13 by Local Press Report DHAKA The China Post The presence of excessive salt in drinking water in the southwestern coastal districts of Bangladesh is posing multiple health risks, including that of high blood pressure, kidney failure and ...

    Local Press Report - 07/29/2013 - 10:13

  13. Indian State Leader Wants to Delay Water-Sharing Agreement With Bangladesh

    15 Jul 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KOLKATA, India Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of India’s West Bengal state, has once again voiced opposition to a Teesta River water-sharing agreement with neighboring Bangladesh, calling on the federal ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/15/2013 - 10:10

  14. Bangladeshi Factory Workers Sick from Contaminated Water

    17 Jun 2013- 10:19 by Local Press Report DHAKA Channel News Asia More than 140 workers, mostly women, at two Bangladeshi garment factories near the capital Dhaka fell ill on Sunday after drinking suspected contaminated water in their workplace, police ...

    Local Press Report - 06/17/2013 - 10:19

  15. Bangladeshis Ill From Possible Water Contamination

    7 Jun 2013- 09:45 by Local Press Report DHAKA Telegraph Investigators from the government's health ministry were testing the water at the Starlight Sweater Factory for possible contamination, area civil surgeon Syed Habibullah said. The sick workers ...

    Local Press Report - 06/07/2013 - 09:45

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