17 May 2013 - 10:11 by Local Press Report
NEW DELHI (Bloomberg ) — India’s biggest lender, State Bank of India, plans to work with Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.
15 May 2013 - 07:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Germany, BERLIN — There is no simple solution to water problems in Central Asia and potential for conflicts there is huge, according to Matthias Kramer, a professor at the Dresden University of Technology and partic
15 May 2013 - 10:22 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (UkrAgro (Ukraine)) — Romanians should brace themselves for another period of drought during July and August, according to the country’s Agriculture Ministry, which warned farmers they should use irrigation systems in o
14 May 2013 - 08:25 by Local Press Report
13 May 2013 - 07:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PERU, LIMA — The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) plans to increase its financial support for Peru’s agricultural and irrigation programs to some $15 million USD.
13 May 2013 - 09:33 by Local Press Report
SHANGHAI (China.org.cn) — Shanghai is promoting the sale of recycled water among corporations as a way to save the resource, the Shanghai Water Authority said yesterday, the beginning of the annual water saving week
10 May 2013 - 07:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — The Indian government's planning commission has asked the northern states of Haryana and Punjab to make changes to their water management practices and increase water use efficiency.
6 May 2013 - 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Some 116 million cubic meters of polluted wastewater were discharged into surface water bodies in Kyrgyzstan last year, the country’s National Statistics Committee said last week.
1 May 2013 - 09:23 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Andina) — Peru is expected to add 120,000 new hectares of farmland in order to increase produce exports the next two to three years, Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture has announced.
30 Apr 2013 - 08:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexican Federal Deputy José Antonio Rojo García de Alba, who heads the Agriculture and Irrigation Systems Commission, has proposed joint actions with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural D
29 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TURKMENISTAN, ASHGABAT — Turkmenistan is creating an artificial lake at Garashor to collect and treat drainage water and sewage and then reuse it for irrigation, according to the project’s planning engineer.
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
Conversations With Water Leaders: Pat Mulroy on Urban Water Conservation and Trans-Boundary Cooperation
25 Apr 2013 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, NV, LAS VEGAS — First in a series “Conversations With Water Leaders” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.
15 Apr 2013 - 08:38 by Local Press Report
TAIPEI (Focus Taiwan News Channel) — Irrigation for the second rice crop in southern Taiwan in June might face challenges, despite recent days of rain, water officials said Sunday. The recent rainfall put 15 million metric tons o
12 Apr 2013 - 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, OAKLAND, CA — Millions of hectares of fertile land, approximately seven times the size of France, have being snatched up in the developing world since 2007 for large-scale industry and plantations, according to
12 Apr 2013 - 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CIUDAD VICTORIA — Forty percent of the water used for irrigation in Mexico’s Tamaulipas State is wasted, largely due to the poor quality of irrigation canals, according to studies carried out by the National Water C
9 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
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
2 Apr 2013 - 09:54 by Local Press Report
GEORGETOWN (NCN Guyana) — A total of $30.5 million USD has been allocated to complete and start new drainage and irrigation projects countrywide for this year. This was disclosed by Finance Minister Dr.
1 Apr 2013 - 09:17 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Go-Jamaica) — Farmers have been urged to irrigate their crops using the National Irrigation Commission’s (NIC) water systems instead of the National Water Commission’s (NWC) resources in light of the prevailing
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 - 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.
22 Mar 2013 - 10:10 by Local Press Report
MONROVIA (The New Dawn) — The Acting Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation (LWSC) Charles Allen has blamed the acute water shortage in Monrovia and its environs to problems and compromises of the c
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,
14 Mar 2013 - 07:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Mexico is only capturing 3 percent of the approximately 1,500 cubic kilometers of rainwater that it could be capturing annually; that amount could supply the 15 million residents of the country tha
12 Mar 2013 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Increasing demand for water recycling and reuse technologies at China’s power plants are driving growth in the country's water and wastewater management market, according to a new analysis released
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
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Arab countries will need $75 billion USD annually to meet their water, power and food security challenges, officials said during the Arab Water Council meeting, which concluded in Cairo on February
4 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, JAIPUR — The Rajasthan state government is asking for a $9.2 billion USD special package from the Indian government to boost water supply and improve water quality in all habitations in the state.
4 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The per capita share of water in Egypt has reached 660 cubic meters, representing a continuous decline in available water resources, according to a government report released last week.
Three Years After Earthquake, Chile Says 100 Percent of Irrigation Infrastructure Repairs Are Complete
27 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — Three years after an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Chile’s central coast, the country has repaired two-thirds of the damaged infrastructure, according to Chilean President Sebastian Piñe
26 Feb 2013 - 09:22 by Local Press Report
AKMOLA (Central Asia Online) — A UN Development Program project is helping residents of Arnasay village, Akmola Oblast, conserve considerable amounts of water for agriculture, the UNDP said in February. The "Every Drop Coun
21 Feb 2013 - 10:18 by Local Press Report
BROWNSVILLE (The Monitor) — More letters are expected to flow south to Mexico’s ambassador to the United States and the International Boundary and Water Commission requesting that Mexico release water owed to the U.S.
21 Feb 2013 - 10:38 by Local Press Report
HARARE (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — Harare City Council has negotiated a $80 million USD loan with a Chinese bank to overhaul water treatment plants and replace ageing pipes to ensure at least 80 percent of the city receives constant
14 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MANILA, Philippines — Changing water use patterns and big cuts in non-revenue water in the Philippines capital region have postponed by several years the reckoning date when existing water supply begins to fall short of