20 Mar 2012 - 12:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Developing countries in Africa stand to gain from European Union plans to refocus foreign aid and to commit more to water and sanitation.
20 Mar 2012 - 23:34 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (Himalayan Times (Nepal)) — Though Nepal is rich in water resources, above three million people are still deprived of safe drinking water and nearly 21 million people have no access to improved sanitation.A report on “Progr
14 Mar 2012 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, YANGON — Representatives of 130 organizations from 20 countries held demonstrations on March 1 to protest the China-Burma dual oil and gas pipelines, citing social and environmental concerns.
14 Mar 2012 - 08:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, GANDHINAGAR — The government of Gujarat announced last week that it will establish a new regulatory authority to manage water resources in the state.
14 Mar 2012 - 08:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India’s Supreme Court is taking steps to address severe pollution of the Yamuna River, a major source of water for Delhi and other northern Indian states.
14 Mar 2012 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations says developing countries have achieved their 2015 goal of drastically cutting the number of people without regular access to improved drinking water, and it gives much of the
14 Mar 2012 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, AMRITSAR — The final report from a seminar on water security and climate change, published last week, concludes that inadequate knowledge of policy frameworks and poor implementation of water management pro
13 Mar 2012 - 15:47 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Hindustan Times (India)) — China denied on March 2 that a dam it was building on a major river in Tibet was impacting the lower reaches of the waterway in India, despite complaints that water-levels there were plunging.
12 Mar 2012 - 23:43 by Local Press Report
duBai (Drake & Scull (Press Release)) — Drake and Scull Water and Power L.L.C, a wholly owned subsidiary of Drake and Scull International PJSC, a regional market leader in integrated design, engineering and construction disciplines of
7 Mar 2012 - 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangladesh — The Bangladeshi government reacted sharply to the Indian Supreme Court’s order last week calling for immediate implementation of National River-Linking Project, saying it could cause an ecologica
7 Mar 2012 - 11:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian federal government is expected to increase funding for rural water supply this year.
7 Mar 2012 - 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Israel’s IDE Technologies is targeting the Asia-Pacific and Latin American regions, where governments are expected to increase investment in desalination.
7 Mar 2012 - 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Finnish chemical industry group Kemira Oyj is considering adding a second manufacturing unit in India to meet growing demand in the country and the region as a whole.
7 Mar 2012 - 10:45 by Local Press Report
ITANAGAR (Deccan Chronicle (India)) — The Siang (Brahmaputra) river originating from Tibet was suddenly found to have almost dried up at a town in Arunachal Pradesh, a state government spokesperson said on February 29.
7 Mar 2012 - 10:47 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (Bloomberg) — India’s water desalination business is set to triple to $1.2 billion USD by 2017 as rising demand from industry spurs the South Asian country to build more purification plants, according to a res
29 Feb 2012 - 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India’s Supreme Court on February 27 directed the national government to move ahead with plans to inter-link 30 major rivers in the country to prevent floods and droughts.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MUMBAI, India — Maharashtra state’s water regulator is considering allowing farmers to trade water rights as a way to promote more efficient water use.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India has emerged as the top virtual water exporter in the world, with 90 percent of those “exports” in the form of food products, a new global study reveals.
29 Feb 2012 - 08:08 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Hindu (India)) — Bangladesh, Nepal and India are discussing collaboration in river water sharing, an emotive issue in all three countries, highly placed sources said.
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 - 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.
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 - 23:26 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
15 Feb 2012 - 08:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MYANMAR, RANGOON — The Chinese government is pressuring neighboring Myanmar to resume the controversial Myitsone Hydropower Dam project in Kachin state.
15 Feb 2012 - 08:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Delhi High Court has asked state-run water utility the Delhi Jal Board to turn over all documents related to the contract for the Bhagirathi water treatment plant, after workers at the utilit
15 Feb 2012 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Chennai-based water treatment solutions provider Salacia Water Technology wants to tap into the Middle East and South Asian markets, while at the same time working to consolidate its position in
15 Feb 2012 - 08:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Delhi government may set up pay-and-use “water ATMs” in slum areas of the city in an attempt to resolve water shortages there.
15 Feb 2012 - 08:28 by Local Press Report
CO, BOULDER (The Guardian (United Kingdom)) — The world’s greatest snow-capped peaks, which run in a chain from the Himalayas to Tian Shan on the border of China and Kyrgyzstan, have lost no ice over the last decade, new research shows.
8 Feb 2012 - 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government is proposing a “gradual shift” towards privatizing water supply and a change in the state’s role in the sector in its Draft National Water Policy 2012.
8 Feb 2012 - 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MUMBAI, India — Mumbai has to find a way to streamline and expand water supply and sewage services to meet growing demand.
8 Feb 2012 - 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, HYDERABAD — The long, hot summer months are not yet here, but Hyderabad is already feeling the effects of low water levels.
8 Feb 2012 - 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, BANGALORE — Anticipating severe water shortages in the city by 2020, a Bangalore-based think tank is proposing a seven-point, $4.9 billion USD action plan to prevent a crisis.
31 Jan 2012 - 12:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Australia’s Water Resources Group Ltd. teamed up with Mandala Water Ltd. for a joint venture that will target the growing desalination market in South Asia.
31 Jan 2012 - 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, DARJEELING — The Indian government this month released nearly $31 million USD in funding to streamline the 60-year old water distribution system in Darjeeling, in the country’s main tea-growing area.
31 Jan 2012 - 12:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government plans to invest $398 million USD to provide safe drinking water in the drought-prone Bankura district of West Bengal state.
31 Jan 2012 - 12:25 by Local Press Report
CHENNAI, India (OOSKAnews Correspondent) — Authorities in Chennai are planning a 45-million-liter-per-day wastewater plant, as part of a pilot project to augment treated wastewater supply for local industries.
30 Jan 2012 - 21:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ROME, Italy — The poor “are bearing disproportionate costs, but reaping few benefits” from large land and water deals in developing countries, according to a recent report released by the International Land Co
30 Jan 2012 - 21:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Over-exploitation of groundwater resources due to irrigated farming, climate change and growing demand from residents and industries has reached crisis levels and now poses a threat to global wat
30 Jan 2012 - 20:29 by Local Press Report
duBai (Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates)) — A high-level delegation representing UK companies recently visited Abu Dhabi and Dubai to explore business opportunities in the emirates’ water and wastewater treatment sector.