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  1. Afghanistan Could Take More Water From Amu Darya River: Russian Analyst

    6 Nov 2014- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Afghanistan could start withdrawing a much greater volume of water from the Amu Darya River to irrigate its farms, uner a project funded by Arab nations, a Russian analyst said this week. Yevgeni ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/06/2014 - 10:53

  2. UN Groups Warn of Need to Include Environmental Factors in Humanitarian Aid

    28 Jul 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Environmental considerations should be taken into account at the earliest possible moment of humanitarian action, according to a new study undertaken for the joint United Nations Environmen ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/28/2014 - 10:00

  3. Pakistan Postpones Diamer-Bhasha Dam to 2037

    9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has postponed commissioning of the $14 billion USD 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha Dam to 2037. The dam, originally scheduled to be completed by 2020, has been put on the back burner d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/09/2014 - 10:30

  4. South Asia Water Management Must Include China: Official

    3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Bringing China into the discourse on effective water management in South Asia is necessary, since many of the important Himalayan rivers originate in China, Suresh Prabhu, the former power mini ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/03/2014 - 10:11

  5. Drought in Asia-Pacific Region Has Caused $53 Billion in Damages

    1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Drought has negatively affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused more than $53 billion USD in damages in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 30 years, Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2014 - 10:38

  6. Pakistan Starts Work on $7.5 Billion Dasu Hydropower Project

    27 Jun 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan started work this week on the 4,320-megawatt, $7.5 billion USD Dasu hydropower project. The hydroelectric dam will be built on the Indus River, in the northwestern province of Kybe ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/27/2014 - 10:13

  7. UAE Launches Suqia Campaign for Clean Water

    26 Jun 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates this week launched a new campaign, called UAE Suqia, that aims to provide 5 million people worldwide with clean water by digging wells and providing wat ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/26/2014 - 10:36

  8. World Bank Releases Draft Assessment for Tajikistan’s Rogun Hydropower Project

    20 Jun 2014- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The World Bank this week published its draft assessments of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun Hydropower Dam, for discussion at the fifth information-sharing and consultation meeti ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/25/2014 - 11:46

  9. World Bank Approves $588 Million for Pakistan’s Dasu Hydropower Project

    12 Jun 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The World Bank has approved $588 million USD in funding for Pakistan’s $7.5 billon USD, 4,320-megawatt Dasu Dam on the Indus River. "The World Bank on June 10 approved allocation of $5 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/12/2014 - 10:10

  10. Experts Call for “Urgent” Response to Looming Water Crisis in Pakistan

    6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Water experts participating in a national consultative workshop in Islamabad on June 3rd called for urgent policy responses and actions to prevent the looming water crisis in the country. Pa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/06/2014 - 10:19

  11. Pakistan's Finance Ministry Releases $254 Million for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

    19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry last week announced it was releasing $253.8 million USD to start construction of the 4,500-megawatt, $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha hydropower dam. Construction w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/19/2014 - 10:05

  12. Water Crisis as Big a Threat to Pakistan as Terrorism: Study

    12 May 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A new study released in Islamabad on May 9 found that the water crisis in Pakistan poses as big an existential threat to the country as terrorism is. The study, “Pakistan’s Water Discourse: ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/12/2014 - 10:13

  13. Aid Slow to Reach Afghan Village

    6 May 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report KABUL Al Jazeera Aid groups are struggling to reach survivors of a landslide in northern Afghanistan that buried a village, killing hundreds of people and leaving 700 families homeless in the mountains. Though suppl ...

    Local Press Report - 05/06/2014 - 10:15

  14. Death Toll From Afghan Floods Reaches 150

    1 May 2014- 09:26 by Local Press Report KABUL The Peninsula The death toll from last week's flash floods in northern Afghanistan now stands at almost 150. Some areas are still completely cut off, with no help reaching people because roads were swept ...

    Local Press Report - 05/01/2014 - 09:26

  15. More Than 100 Killed in Afghanistan Floods

    28 Apr 2014- 09:47 by Local Press Report KABUL Zeenews An official says flooding in northern Afghanistan has killed more than 100 people and driven hundreds more from their homes. The Afghan National Army was using helicopters to rescue people trapped by ...

    Local Press Report - 04/28/2014 - 09:47

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