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  1. Nepal to Partially Drain Glacial Lake to Prevent Floods

    6 Jun 2016- 09:07 by Local Press Report KATHMANDU Hindustan Times Nepali soldiers have kicked off efforts to partially drain a giant glacial lake near Mount Everest, fearing possible flooding that could threaten the lives of thousands, an army official sa ...

    Local Press Report - 06/06/2016 - 09:07

  2. UNEP Report Highlights Dam-Building as Source of Geopolitical Risk in Trans-boundary River Basins

    4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 ye ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 11:31

  3. One Year After Quake, Thousands Face WASH Challenges in Nepal

    27 Apr 2016- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the country, thousands of people throughout Nepal still lack adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) access. In a statement issued on April ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/27/2016 - 10:45

  4. Nepal Quake Affected Springs in Himalayan Foothills: Study

    25 Apr 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A year after two major earthquakes devastated the Himalayan nation, many people in Nepal are threatened with the loss of the mountain springs that have been their main water sources. A study b ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/25/2016 - 10:57

  5. India to Build 20 Water Recycling Plants Along the Ganges

    18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India plans to build 20 water recycling plants along the Ganges River in order to treat all sewage before it enters the water body, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/18/2016 - 10:32

  6. River Flows From Tibetan Plateau Could Increase in Coming Decades: Study

    21 Jan 2016- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GOTHENBURG, Sweden Water supplies on the Tibetan Plateau will remain stable-- and may even increase-- in the coming decades, according to new research from Sweden’s University of Gothenburg. The findings fly i ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/21/2016 - 11:05

  7. Many Water Sources Threatened Due to Declining Snowmelt: Study

    12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by research ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/12/2015 - 10:42

  8. Climate Change, Agriculture, Population Growth Could Affect Water Availability in Nepal: Study

    21 Oct 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WACO, TX, United States Climatic changes, alongside increased agricultural land use and population growth, could have negative effects on water availability in Nepal, according to a new study from Texas’ Baylo ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/21/2015 - 10:22

  9. Pakistan's Prime Minister Approves $70 Million Water Supply Project for Murree

    2 Sep 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistani Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has given approval for the Murree Bulk Water Supply Project, which will transport water from the Jhelum River to the tourist resort of Mur ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/02/2015 - 10:16

  10. Bangladeshi Environmentalists, Officials Concerned Over River-Linking Project in Northeastern India

    28 Aug 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladeshi environmental groups this week held protests against a planned river-linking project on trans-boundary waterways in northeastern India. Delegates at a conference arranged by envir ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/28/2015 - 10:24

  11. China Considers Setting Up Drinking Water Industry in Tibet

    31 Jul 2015- 09:39 by Local Press Report BEIJING Economic Times China will set up a natural drinking water industry in Tibet at a cost of more than USD 6 billion in the next three to five years to tap the Himalayan region's high- quality and abundant ...

    Local Press Report - 07/31/2015 - 09:39

  12. Doctors Warn of Potential Hepatitis E Outbreak in Nepal

    19 Jun 2015- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal An international group of doctors is warning of a potential hepatitis E outbreak in Nepal during the country’s monsoon season, which typically begins in July. The disease is spread through con ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/19/2015 - 10:14

  13. Himalayan Glaciers Could Shrink by 99 Percent by 2100: Study

    4 Jun 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal If greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, glacier volume in the Nepalese Himalayan region could shrink by 70 to 99 percent by 2100, according to a new study by researchers in Nepal, Fra ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/04/2015 - 10:04

  14. India to Spend $3.13 Billion for Ganges Clean-Up in Next Five Years

    21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government will spend $3.13 billion over the next five years to clean up the Ganges River. The funding was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting of the National Missi ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/21/2015 - 10:23

  15. Ganges Clean-Up Program Launches $25 Million Ramana Sewage Treatment Plant

    13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India The National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG) has launched a long-delayed $25 million USD project to build a sewage treatment plant at Ramana, in Uttar Pradesh state. The NMCG is the impl ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/13/2015 - 10:20

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