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  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China-With limited rainfall and dependence on groundwater for as much as 60 percent of its supply, China needs all the water sources it can get. As a majority of its population and economy are concentrated in the coastal zone, desalination is
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — As is true in countries throughout Africa, rapid urbanization is drinking up Ethiopia's water supply and often contaminating its sources. In the last six or seven years, the government and local communities have stepped up soil
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent dhaka, Bangladesh — The World Bank has approved a $102.26 million USD credit to support Bangladesh's efforts to improve national water resources management. The Water Management Improvement Project is designed to enhance water management by
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Storage capacity of Mangla Dam reservoir is gradually decreasing because of sedimentation, threatening land and water resources in the Indus plain- one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Investigations carried out by
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei Times (Taiwan) — The Taiwan government will not raise water and electricity rates, according to local officials. Secretary-General Chen Chin-jun asked residents to conserve water. He said that despite the rise in water treatment costs.
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Taiwanese officials were concerned about the water supply in the wake of Typhoon Wipha, which ripped through Taiwan and headed out to southeastern last week. Taiwan Water Corp. officials said water supply to Hsinchu City
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's multi-billion-dollar economic cities, to be constructed in different parts of the kingdom over a 25-year period, along with its 24 industrial cities, will need wastewater treatment and recycling technology to
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Egyptian Ministry of Investment has earmarked $35 million USD new industrial wastewater stations in four state-run plants, ministry officials said. The decision is an attempt to minimize the harmful effects of pollution caused by
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN, South Africa BuaNews (South Africa) — Cape Town is upgrading the control and security systems at the Langa sewage pump station to stop contamination of the Elsieskraal River Vandalism of control equipment at the station contributed to the sewage
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is increasingly asking its citizens to blow the whistle on industrial polluters. That's in stark contrast to two years ago, when authorities sought to cover up a major chemical spillage. When the 9 million residents of Harbin
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country&
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent sinGapore, SINGAPORE CITY — Singapore's water agency, PUB, has called for a public tender for Singapore's fifth and largest water treatment plant. The plant is to be completed by 2010 — a year ahead of schedule — to meet heightened domestic
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI Vietnam News — Two hydropower plant projects in Cambodia will help with irrigation and flood control, in addition to electrical generation. Electricity of Viet Nam i(EVN) is building the two plants using some $600 million USD in investment

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