20 May 2013 - 10:07 by Local Press Report
JAIPUR (Times of India) — Agriculture sector in the state is likely witness a boost as the government is set to sign an agreement with an Israeli company for transfer of technology that would help produce crops in salinat
13 May 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — China’s Environmental Protection Ministry has fined 88 businesses in the northern part of the country for polluting groundwater sources.
8 May 2013 - 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Australia, PERTH — Second in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
6 May 2013 - 08:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CHIHUAHUA — The Commission for Protection Against Health Risks (Coespris) in Mexico’s Chihuahua State has found high levels of arsenic, fluoride, lead and other substances in the water in 14 municipalities, an
6 May 2013 - 08:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government claimed last week that its ambitious Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act has led to improved water availability as well as generating multiple environmental
30 Apr 2013 - 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The government of India’s Punjab state is turning to reverse osmosis treatment plants to reduce water pollution in groundwater sources.
25 Apr 2013 - 10:35 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Egypt Independent) — Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaa Eddin has called for the prohibition of rice cultivation in desert lands, which is already forbidden by law, so as to reduce overdraft of water
23 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Romania, CRAIOVA — The Dolj County government in Romania is investing another $306.8 million USD on top of the $241.5 million USD already allocated for a project to extend and upgrade water and sewage infrastructure.
22 Apr 2013 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is warning the country about excessive use of groundwater reservoirs.
11 Apr 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lankan environmental group the Center for Environment and Nature (CEN), this week urged the country’s government to withhold permission for a proposed water bottling project, which it said coul
11 Apr 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government is setting up an institutional mechanism for efficient use of water at the basin and sub-basin level, Indian federal Water Resources Minister Harish Rawat said on April 8.
11 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Jamaica Information Services) — A sum of $5 million USD has been allocated to the National Water Commission (NWC) to fund the Kingston Metropolitan Area (KMA) Water Supply Project. Details of the allocation are outlined in
28 Mar 2013 - 07:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — More than 50 percent of China’s rivers with catchment areas of at least 100 square kilometers have been lost, according to the country’s first-ever national water census.
28 Mar 2013 - 10:03 by Local Press Report
26 Mar 2013 - 08:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — A 23,000-square meter trash heap in Henan province is leaching garbage into a river that feeds Yangzhuang reservoir every time heavy rains hit the region.
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.
26 Mar 2013 - 08:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MINSK, Belarus — The city government of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on March 20 announced a new construction project that will see the city relying entirely on groundwater accessed through artesian wells by 2015
25 Mar 2013 - 08:53 by Local Press Report
SAN JOSE (The Costa Rica News) — The absence of a modern law that protects water resources is one of the main threats to the water in Costa Rica, said the environmental sector at the World Water Day conference. The Environm
21 Mar 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CHIHUAHUA — Seventy-one percent of the groundwater aquifers in Mexico’s Chihuahua State will be classified as being in “non-rigid closure” as of March 22, the National Water Commission (Conagua) has announced.
19 Mar 2013 - 08:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Potable water supply must not be used for purposes, such as industrial use or firefighting,Kazakh parliament members told Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov last week.
19 Mar 2013 - 10:15 by Local Press Report
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Globe) — The massive tunnel project that the Jakarta administration has proposed as a way of preventing flooding in the capital could also be used to ensure a steady supply of clean water to city residents,
11 Mar 2013 - 09:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection last week announced plans to create a network to monitor groundwater and detect sources of groundwater pollution in the North China Plain by 2015.&n
11 Mar 2013 - 08:59 by Local Press Report
JAKARTA (Water World) — Indonesia’s National Development Planning Agency has commissioned Mott MacDonald to prepare a water supply master plan to address water shortages in Indonesia’s third largest city, Bandung, and i
7 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — The number of privately owned wells in China has been on the rise since the 1990s, and while the trend has benefitted farmers, it has had a less positive impact on groundwater resources, according
6 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
sinGapore — Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) has become a de facto solution for many water issues, but it sometimes results in negative outcomes and has shut out alternative thinking, International
6 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — A survey released last week by the Chinese Ministry of Land and Water Resources reveals that much of the groundwater in the North China Plain is severely polluted.
5 Mar 2013 - 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, JINAN — Chinese environmental authorities said late last week that they have not yet been able to find any evidence that a local factory in East China’s Shandong province disposed of its wastewater by du
25 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Ak Zhol the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan parliamentary bloc, has called for restoration of boreholes drilled during the Soviet era and handing them over to private and municipal owners.
21 Feb 2013 - 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
China, JINAN — A senior official in China’s Shandong Province announced this week that 324 pollution-prevention projects along the eastern route of the counry’s South-to-North Water Diversion Program in Shandong
14 Feb 2013 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, PASADENA — Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources R
6 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Kazakhstan allocated some $820 million USD from the national budget for the Ak Bulak (Clean Water) program last year, according to Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov.
5 Feb 2013 - 08:38 by Local Press Report
SAN JOSE (Inside Costa Rica) — The herbicide Bromacil is one of the most used by the pineapple sector on their plantations, and the Directorate of Environmental Quality Management (DIGECA), and the Ministry of Environment admi
1 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Australian groundwater management firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) held talks with the Institute of Remote Sensing and Center for Water Resources, Anna University, in Chennai this week on partnering
30 Jan 2013 - 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OMAN, SALALAH — Oman needs to better manage water for agriculture by maximizing the use of treated water and reducing freshwater use, according to a senior Arab Water Council (AWC) member.
21 Jan 2013 - 10:41 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Channel News Asia) — A US spacecraft orbiting Mars has provided evidence of an ancient crater lake fed by groundwater, adding further support to theories that the Red Planet may once have hosted life, NASA said Sunday.
18 Jan 2013 - 19:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Delhi state water authorities have unveiled a draft policy on water that emphasizes recycling and aims to gradually reduce per capita consumption.
15 Jan 2013 - 01:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Construction has stopped on hundreds of apartment blocks in suburban areas of New Delhi following an order from the country’s green court restraining builders from extracting groundwater for constr
19 Dec 2012 - 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Up to 60 percent of Vietnam’s 840 billion cubic meters of surface water originates in foreign countries upstream, making the country highly vulnerable to pollution and water use issues in nearby na