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  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • The executive chairman of one of Ghana’s biggest environmental sanitation companies, the Zoomlion and Jospong Group, warned a water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) last week that the country’s water and sanitation failures were due to systematic failures of policy.
  • Qatar is widely known as a major supplier of natural gas, but the country has had to start looking to renewable energy sources for a simple reason – it needs to be able to provide more of its water resources to the agricultural sector, Fahad bin Mohammed Al-Attiya, Chairman Qatar National Food Security Program, told a ministerial panel, "Renewable Energy Policy Evolution in Economically Challenging Times," at the International Water Summit on January 15.
  • The final panel of the day explored the increasing links between water and energy, as each is critical for the other, and both are being demanded in greater quantities by a growing global population. 
  • The Handan Winter Swimming Association, a local NGO, on January 9 took legal action against the company responsible for a toxic chemical spill that threatened drinking water supplies to thousands of homes in northern China. The public interest lawsuit was submitted to Handan Intermediate People's Court in Hebei province.
  • Provincial officials in China’s Shanxi province on January 8 ordered the Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group to shut down production at its facility in Changzhi City until it can meet safety requirements.