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  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Two European water innovators ultimately shared first place in last month’s EIP Water’s Got Talent contest. Candidate organizations pitched their innovations to the 500 attendees at November’s inaugural European Innovation Partnership
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 21 Oct 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report PANAJI Times of India Six major lakes face a serious threat from pollution and rapid development, as a directive of Bombay high court at Goa to prepare a detailed plan for their protection has been relegated to the backburner. The government had constituted
  • 24 Sep 2013- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Pakistan and India on September 22 started four-day talks on water-sharing.   A six-member Pakistani delegation of the Indus Water Commission traveled to the Indian capital, New Delhi, on September 21. In their first negotiations this
  • 3 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua is looking to attract Indian businesses to participate in its planned canal project to link the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. A Chinese company, HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co. Ltd
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s state visits to Russia and China from August 17-23 are expected to culminate in multi-billion deals to finance infrastructure projects in Kenya. The cabinet secretaries of environment, water and natural
  • 20 Aug 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report NEW DELHI Survival International India’s Dongria Kondh tribe has overwhelmingly rejected plans by notorious British mining giant Vedanta Resources for an open-pit bauxite mine in their sacred Niyamgiri Hills, in an unprecedented triumph for tribal rights.
  • 14 Aug 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains have killed at least nine people and left six injured in various parts of Nepal over the past two days, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the agency charged with
  • 1 Aug 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal Climate change in the Himalayan Mountain region of South Asia is causing glaciers to melt at alarming rates, producing glacial lakes that could easily burst through natural earthen dams and cause extensive flooding, according to the
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Over-extraction of groundwater is causing wells to dry up and water tables to fall so fast in the Middle East and parts of India, China and the United States that global food supplies are seriously at risk, according to
  • 5 Jul 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The decade of 2001-2010 saw “unprecedented high-impact climate extremes” across the planet, with floods, droughts and hurricanes killing 370,000 people, a 20 percent increase over the previous decade, according to new report from the
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • The southern Indian city of Bangalore, the country's IT capital, is facing potentially severe water shortages as its main water storage facility, the Krishnaraja Sagar Dam, is currently only holding 28.3 million cubic meters of water, just enough to meet the city’s requirements for 20 more days.
  • A new joint study by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asia-Pacific Water Forum (APWF) warns that over 75 percent of the countries in the Asia-Pacific region have a serious lack of water security, with many facing an imminent crisis unless steps are taken urgently to improve water resource management.
  • 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 Water Management Institute (IWMI) theme leader Mark Giordano told participants at the Innovations in Water Policy Workshop in Singapore last week.

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