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.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:08 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Wall Street Journal) — Pre-monsoon rains are expected to lash India's drought-struck western parts over the next two to three days, bringing succor to thousands of farmers, weather officials said Tuesday.Rains are also
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
27 Mar 2013 - 07:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BALI, Indonesia — Parliament members and civil society organizations in the Asia-Pacific region this week called for targets for universal water and sanitation access by 2030.
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.
21 Mar 2013 - 08:17 by Local Press Report
BANGALORE (The Ground Report India) — The Cauvery river water issue, which is a bone of contention between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and also entangles Kerala and Puducherry, is now caught up in a new row. This time within Karnatak
20 Mar 2013 - 09:52 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (The Himalayan) — Policy makers from South Asia region on March 19 started the South Asian Sanitation Campaign aimed at exerting pressure for the implementation of the related decisions taken by them. The theme
14 Mar 2013 - 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — A new joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) warns that over 75 percent of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a serious lack of water sec
5 Mar 2013 - 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Australia, BRISBANE — New research released this week finds that climate change is having a direct effect on crop yields -- but not because of temperature increases.
15 Jan 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
LAHORE (The Express Tribune) — “Pakistan’s stance is simply that it just doesn’t trust India regarding the water issue,” said Feisal Naqvi. He was speaking about the Indus Water Treaty, signed in 1960, at a roundtable, Indu
3 Jan 2013 - 10:46 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (My Republica) — Experts from the South Asia region have urged for reframing of bilateral as well as multilateral treaties on water resources and change the base of further negotiation on such issues in order to pr
25 Oct 2012 - 09:30 by Local Press Report
MANILA (Asian Development Bank) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing $300 million USD in loans to overhaul the quality, coverage, and management of water and wastewater services in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. “
12 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Countries and regions that are still suffering from high levels of hunger also suffer from lack of access or property rights to land, water and energy, according to a new report from the Internatio
1 Oct 2012 - 11:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LONDON, United Kingdom — Islamic Relief, an international relief and development charity, on October 1 called on the United Nations, governments and other aid agencies to establish a fund to prevent climate change disaster
28 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Geneva, switzerland — A controversial report released this week by humanitarian organization DARA warns that without fast action, accelerating climate change impacts will cause over 100 million deaths and cut over 3 p
14 Sep 2012 - 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — New scientific evidence published this week has found that most of South Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers are showing signs of melting and retreat.
14 Sep 2012 - 09:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Bangkok, thailand — Countries in South and Southeast Asia waste some 29 billion cubic meters of urban treated water every year, valued at $9 billion USD yearly, due to losses in the supply system, according to the Asi
27 Aug 2012 - 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Sweden, STOCKHOLM — Small scale, farmer-led water management techniques can increase crop yields, leading to increased farming revenues that add up to tens of billions of US dollars, and protect millions of farmers in
27 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Europe’s top development official has pledged to strengthen European Union support for water and sanitation investment in developing countries, despite the bloc’s own mounting financial challenges.
24 Apr 2012 - 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladesh will see an 85 percent reduction in the amount of freshwater that its gets through the Brahmaputra and Ganges rivers if neighboring India implements its proposed river inter-linking pr
24 Apr 2012 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Bangalore and Hyderabad, two southern Indian cities that are home to a number of global IT firms, are facing an acute water crisis mainly due to rapid but unplanned urbanization and lack of fores
17 Apr 2012 - 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — The government of Bangladesh on April 12 signed a $75 million USD financing agreement with the World Bank to provide safe water for around 1.6 million people living in rural areas where the water
10 Apr 2012 - 15:16 by Local Press Report
dhaka (France 24) — Full Story - For the
4 Apr 2012 - 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The World Bank in mid-March approved $250 million USD to support a major irrigation program in Pakistan.
4 Apr 2012 - 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Urban centers in India should adopt decentralized wastewater treatment facilities, according to a new report by the New Delhi-based South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers & People (SANDRP), an in
4 Apr 2012 - 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, karachi — With reduced water flows in the Indus River, Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is projecting water cuts of at least 21 percent for the next two months.
4 Apr 2012 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
KATHMANDU (Himalayan Times (Nepal)) — The Korean Water Corporation (K-Water) and the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has signed a deal to produce around 47 MW power from Upper Modi “A.” Vice Chairman Baiyung Huner Yun of the K-Wate
4 Apr 2012 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
FAISALABAD (Express Tribune (Pakistan)) — Water and Sanitation Agency (Wasa) employees on Wednesday observed a strike to protest the arrest of three men, including a Wasa director, on charges of corruption.
28 Mar 2012 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina last week urged India to acclerate the process of reaching a deal on sharing water from the transboundary Teesta River.
28 Mar 2012 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, AHMEDABAD — Ahmedabad-based water company Doshion Ltd.
28 Mar 2012 - 08:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Desalination plant construction in the southern city of Chennai is costly and capital-intensive, and this could affect the financial sustainability of the local water utility, a new government re
28 Mar 2012 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Pakistan, LAHORE — Punjab province, Pakistan’s bread basket, faces a 50 percent shortage of irrigation water due to premature exhaustion of the water stored in the country’s two mega reservoirs.
28 Mar 2012 - 07:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Three members of India’s high-powered panel on cleaning up the Ganges River quit this month, saying the National Ganga River Basin Authority had become a “toothless organization.”
28 Mar 2012 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka last week launched a new “Water Neutral by 2015” initiative in the country.
28 Mar 2012 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Indian Federal Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has substantially raised the allocation for rural drinking water and sanitation in the 2012-13 budget presented on March 16.
28 Mar 2012 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — The World Bank on March 22 approved a $75 million USD concessional credit for the Bangladesh Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
21 Mar 2012 - 07:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
dhaka, Bangladesh — The Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority has assured city residents that they will receive uninterrupted water supply during the ongoing dry season.