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.
23 May 2013 - 09:24 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (PakTribune) — The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is working on more than 20 projects in water sector with cumulative water storage capacity of about 13 million acre feet (MAF) and power generati
21 May 2013 - 09:09 by Local Press Report
Hours-long load shedding in Islamabad has impacted the water supply in areas dependent on tube wells, which are the second-biggest source of fresh water for the capital after Simly Dam.&n
20 May 2013 - 07:41 by Local Press Report
karachi (Daily Times (Pakistan)) — Chinese company has shown keen interest to invest in a water supply project K-IV of Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) the project will cater the needs of Karachi for 30 years.
15 May 2013 - 10:15 by Local Press Report
karachi (Daily Times (Pakistan)) — Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) on Monday said it was unable to maintain scheduled water supply of 10 million gallons in various areas as WAPDA has not been supplying the required 1.5 milli
10 May 2013 - 08:52 by Local Press Report
ISLAMABAD (The Express Tribune) — When urban residents of the federal capital head to the polling stations of May 11, they will be voting for, among other things, the adequate supply of water to the city during the summers. Wa
8 May 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — A new study by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), released May 3, has found for the first time that increasing carbon dioxide concentrations will likely affect areas wit
8 May 2013 - 08:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) said it is unable to meet irrigation demands after the Water and Power Development Authority failed to comply with its orders to reduce water discharg
7 May 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Asian Development Bank and the Pakistani government have signed a $73 million USD loan agreement to rehabilitate the Pakpattan Canal and Suleimanki Barrage in Punjab province.
1 May 2013 - 08:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's Finance and Water and Power ministries have asked the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to allow it to transfer around $50 million USD earmarked for the delayed $14.5 billion USD Dia
26 Apr 2013 - 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — People and animals are drinking the same water in some parts of Pakistan where clean drinking water is in short supply, representatives of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province told a worksh
23 Apr 2013 - 09:55 by Local Press Report
RAWALPINDI (Pakistan Observer) — Provision of clean drinking water to the residents is one of the basic responsibilities of the government but it has failed to supply potable water to the rural areas of Rawalpindi so far.
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
17 Apr 2013 - 10:43 by Local Press Report
karachi (The International News) — The Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB) has decided to take immediate action of disconnection of water supply to over 500 companies in the city and surrounding areas which according to the wa
16 Apr 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s interim government has put on hold $165.5 million USD in subsidies for agricultural tubewells, citing financial constraints.
11 Apr 2013 - 09:40 by Local Press Report
LAHORE (The Nation ) — Caretaker Punjab Chief Minister Najam Sehti has redirected Wasa to adopt every possible measure for uninterrupted water supply to the citizens.
5 Apr 2013 - 08:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Ahead of the May 11 general elections in Pakistan, lawmakers, journalists and environmental experts are calling on candidate to incorporate environmental issues into their political agendas.
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
2 Apr 2013 - 00:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan could lose 21 percent of irrigation water to leaks during the kharif (summer crop) season, which began April 1, according to an advisory panel of the Indus River System Authority (IR
1 Apr 2013 - 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Geneva, switzerland — Asia has once again topped the United Nations’ list of the regions most a risk for natural disasters, both in terms of the number of disasters and the number of victims, according to a new report
29 Mar 2013 - 07:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, LAHORE — Pakistan has informed India that the designs for three hydropower projects it is building on Chenab River violate the Indus Waters Treaty.
27 Mar 2013 - 08:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
UNITED NATIONS — Poor sanitation facilities in Pakistan cost the country over $4.2 billion USD per year, or 6.3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to figures released by the United Nations last
26 Mar 2013 - 07:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, FAISALABAD — Th gap between supply and demand in Pakistan could increase by another 31 percent by 2025, according to experts who spoke at a World Water Day seminar in Faisalabad on March 22.
21 Mar 2013 - 07:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Thousands of citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka came together on March 19 to launch a regional sanitation campaign for South Asia.
20 Mar 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) on March 15 broke ground on an $88 million USD project in Punjab province aimed at control water logging and seepage on agricultural lands.<
19 Mar 2013 - 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Hague-based International Court of Arbitration’s recent decision on India’s Kishanganga Hydroelectric Plant has restored Pakistan’s confidence in the Indus Waters Treaty, a Pakistani official s
15 Mar 2013 - 07:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, karachi — A prominent Pakistani development worker and water rights activist was shot dead on March 13 in the city of Karachi.
15 Mar 2013 - 07:58 by Local Press Report
LAHORE (Dawn.com) — Two days before the end of its five-year tenure, the government is likely to sign a $500 million commercial loan agreement with a foreign bank to finance the $2.8 billion Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower
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.
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The state-owned National Engineering Services of Pakistan (NESPAK) announced last week that it had won a contract to design a $500 million USD dam in Afghanistan.
5 Mar 2013 - 09:21 by Local Press Report
RAWALPINDI (Daily Times (Pakistan)) — Water shortage in various areas of Rawal Town, such as Babu Lal Hussain Road and Ratta Amral, has made life miserable for the residents. Talking to APP, residents of Babu Lal Hussain Road comp
1 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani political party led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has proposed a policy to cope with the effects of climate change -- a first by any political party in the country.
27 Feb 2013 - 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Officials from three Pakistani agencies on February 26 submitted a written statement to the country’s Supreme Court certifying that Rawal Lake’s water has been cleaned and that water supply in Rawa
26 Feb 2013 - 11:03 by Local Press Report
karachi (Daily Times (Pakistan)) — During a big operation against defaulters in Cattle Colony Landhi, Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) disconnected connections of 65 Cattle Farms (pens) and confiscated 70 water suction motors
20 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Netherlands, THE HAGUE — The International Court of Arbitration at The Hague has ruled that India can move forward with construction of the $687 million USD Kishenganga hydropower project in northern Kashmir, but rejected
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Kazakhstan, ALMATY — Experts from throughout Central Asia gathered in Almaty, Kazakhstan last week to discuss the findings of impact assessment studies for Tajikistan’s proposed Rogun Hydropower Project.
18 Feb 2013 - 09:03 by Local Press Report
FAISALABAD (The Express Tribune) — Speakers at a seminar held late last week called for tangible steps to fight climate change and provide potable water to as many as 1.2 billion people who, they said, lacked access to clean drinkin