9 May 2013 - 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System’s plans to build a new 2 billion liter per day dam east of Manila to boost supply for the capital region could face resistance from leaders of tribal
9 May 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
LHASA, Tibet — Tibet’s vast mineral resources are necessary for China’s environmental growth, but Tibetan activists say Chinese mining activities have not taken environmental protections seriously, resulting in d
3 May 2013 - 10:01 by Local Press Report
MUSCAT (Gulf News) — Oman’s authorities sought to quell rumours that the country’s biggest dam, now holding back a capacity 100 million cubic metres of water after more than a week of torrential rains, is in imminent d
17 Apr 2013 - 07:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CHIHUAHUA — The government of Mexico’s Chihuahua State has dismantled 18 illegal dams in the Carmen River Basin, as part of a joint operation by the National Water Commission (Conagua) and the Ministry of Rura
16 Apr 2013 - 09:34 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (The Indian Express) — An inter-ministerial expert panel on the Brahmaputra has asked the government to intensify monitoring construction projects in the middle reaches of the river by China.
15 Apr 2013 - 10:16 by Local Press Report
HAVANA (Prensa Latina) — Cuba is seeking a better use of water in crops by improving water storage and supply systems, according to Head of Research and Innovation of the Agricultural Engineering Research Center (IAgric)
12 Apr 2013 - 09:59 by Local Press Report
GWERU (Financial Gazette) — A severe water crisis is looming in the Midlands provincial capital as the main water source for the city and the satellite town of Shurugwi, Gwenhoro Dam, has water supplies to last until August
11 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, BERKELEY — There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hur
10 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The UAE Environment Ministry is considering a $62 million USD project to build 61 small dams throughout the country, according to sources in the ministry.
8 Mar 2013 - 10:56 by Local Press Report
WINDHOEK (Namibian) — The City of Windhoek, together with NamWater, yesterday cautioned water users in central Namibia, and Windhoek in particular, to start using water sparingly as the wells supplying water to these
5 Mar 2013 - 10:47 by Local Press Report
BEIRUT (Daily Star (Lebanon)) — The Energy and Water Ministry is going ahead with plans to build a dam in Janna despite several reports warning that the barrier will be ineffective and potentially damaging to Jeita Gr
18 Feb 2013 - 09:07 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Times of India) — Thousands of people were evacuated after a dam in north China's Shanxi province collapsed, causing heavy flooding and damaging highways and rail tracks. The top of an irrigation water duct of
15 Feb 2013 - 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, SAO PAULO — Brazil is already receiving 67 percent of its total energy production from hydropower, and this is expected to steadily increase as the country completes several more mega dams, primarily within
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, LEÓN — A reduction in the height of the controversial Zapotillo Dam will not affect the amount of water the city of León, in Guanajuato state, receives from the project, authorities at the city water syst
12 Feb 2013 - 10:23 by Local Press Report
ADDIS ABABA (Addis Fortune) — The two rivers, Gerbi and Sibilu, which are the tributaries of Abay through Muger River will be used as a source of water for capital in the coming five years. Addis Abeba City Water & Sew
5 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, LERDO — Approximately 500 farmers broke into a meeting of the Hydraulic Committee for Irrigation District 017 in the city of Lerdo, in Mexico’s Durango State, last week to demanded 800 million cubic mete
4 Feb 2013 - 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — India last week lodged a formal complaint with the Chinese government over China’s recently announced plans to construct three dams on the trans-boundary Brahmaputra River in Tibet.
28 Jan 2013 - 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese government last week decided to lift its self-imposed ban against dam construction on the Nu River in Yunnan province.
8 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya has completed two of the five large dams the government approved three years ago, and plans to commission them soon, according to senior officials at the Ministry of Water and Irrigation.
2 Jan 2013 - 11:01 by Local Press Report
ASMARA (Shabait.com ) — The Administration of the Central region indicated that it implemented various development programs this year at a total expenditure of $24.9 million USD with a view to improving the inhabitants'
12 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — The Argentine government has issued a new call for international tenders for construction of two dams in Santa Cruz province.
6 Dec 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has re-started construction of the stalled $655 million USD Assiut Barrage project in Upper (southern) Egypt.
20 Nov 2012 - 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China’s Communist party selected the nation’s seven new leaders last week, with the more conservative elements of the party receiving overwhelming support over the country’s outgoing, more moderate
16 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, SANTIAGO DE QUERÉTARO — Members of the National Action Party (PAN) in Mexico’s Querétaro state are presenting an initiative to the state legislature on November 16 that would create a human right to potable water.
12 Nov 2012 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MAPUTO, Mozambique — Mozambique’s Cabinet is pointing the finger at an Indian consortium that it says has failed to complete part of the $38 million USD Nacala Dam rehabilitation project.
7 Nov 2012 - 10:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — An inspection by Punjab province’s Irrigation and Power Department found that 20 small dams in the province have failed to meet their irrigation targets over the past 10 years.
1 Nov 2012 - 10:06 by Local Press Report
nairoBi (The Star (Nairobi)) — Water minister Charity Ngilu has accused her rivals of stalling the multimillion shillings Umaa dam project in her Kitui central constituency. Ngilu said the rivals have conspired with the c
31 Oct 2012 - 08:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Environmental groups in the Philippines are gathering evidence in preparation for filing charges against Philex Mining Corp.
31 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Peru needs to pick up the pace of dam-building to meet the country’s water and power needs by 2050, according to the country’s National Committee on Big Dams.
29 Oct 2012 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CIUDAD VICTORIA — Mexico’s Tamaulipas state needs to build more dams to prevent the negative impacts of drought conditions currently affecting the state, Juan Báez Rodríguez, president of the National Farmer’s Confe
24 Oct 2012 - 09:10 by Local Press Report
HUILA (Colombia Reports) — Almost $193 million USD in environmental damages is to be paid by the controversial Quimbo hydroelectric plant in Colombia's western Huila department, reported media Tuesday. A six
15 Oct 2012 - 10:03 by Local Press Report
PATNA (Daily News & Analysis) — Airing scepticism over the inter-linking of rivers serving the desired purpose, social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday charged Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar with embarking on the project in t
27 Sep 2012 - 08:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — The water company in Argentina’s San Luis province has presented its Water Plan for 2012-2015, which authorities claim will “elevate the province” to a “world class” level of water management.
21 Sep 2012 - 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GUADALAJARA, Mexico — The Congress of Mexico’s Jalisco State is asking Mexico’s Supreme Court to order that the controversial Zapotillo Dam project be suspended and that the original project agreement between the federa
19 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — Mining Company Canteras del Hallazgo (CDH), a joint venture between South Africa-based mining firm Gold Fields and Peruvian miner Buenaventura,has announced plans to extract 7.6 million ounces of g