Water Diplomat News Logo
Water Diplomat Logo
Water Diplomat News Logo

Disasters

Displaying 1 - 15 of 31
  • 25 Oct 2019- 12:10 by Local Press Report HARARE NewsDay Zimbabwe’s State-owned electricity distributor, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC or Zesa), grappling with drought and ageing equipment, yesterday said it would disconnect mines, farms and other users as it
  • 3 Oct 2019- 04:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Government of Zimbabwe has announced the establishment of a special task-force to devise an immediate solution to capital city Harare’s worsening water crisis. The 30 September announcement came a week after Harare City Council shut
  • 5 Jun 2019- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) announced plans June 3 to approach power supplier Eskom of South Africa for relief on a payment plan for power imports as drought hits hydro power production capacity in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe
  • 31 May 2019- 07:45 by Local Press Report HARARE The Zimbabwe Mail Zimbabwe’s largest hydroelectric plant, Kariba Dam, will suspend output in 14 weeks if water levels continue to fall at the current rate, the energy minister said on Thursday, paving the way for deeper power cuts in the country. The
  • 19 Aug 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan has reportedly decided to approach an international court of arbitration to pursue the country’s case against India around the contentious Kishanganga and Ratle Power projects. The decision to move has been reached on the
  • 19 Apr 2016- 07:02 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald Directors of mining companies that pollute and degrade the environment face up to 20 years imprisonment if proposals by Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa are passed into law. In developments that campaigners say are a victory for the
  • 4 Feb 2016- 09:53 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald The Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) has slapped Metallon Gold Zimbabwe (Pvt) Limited with a $500 000 lawsuit over unpaid water bills accrued at the company's mine in Shamva. Corporate Risk Policy Reputational Risk Utilities
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe A Zimbabwean Cabinet Committee has ordered thousands of businesses to install waste interceptors and pre-treatment systems immediately to reduce pollution of potable water sources, or face closure. The committee was set up recently to
  • 10 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HARARE, Zimbabwe Giving evidence last week before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Public Works and National Housing, Harare Mayor Bernard Manyenyeni revealed that a $144 million USD contract to refurbish the city’s water and
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The government of Pakistan’s Punjab state has announced plans to convert the Lahore Water and Sanitation Agency (WASA) into a company. This move parallels the state government’s 2010 conversion of the city’s Solid Waste Management
  • A major mining project in the area near the Gwayi-Shangani Dam is raising concerns over freshwater pollution in Zimbabwe’s Matebeleland North province, in the southwest of the country.
  • 23 Jan 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report LAHORE Daily Times (Pakistan) Up to 14 hours of load shedding has resulted in shortage of drinking water for the residents of Fleming Road, Qila Gujjar Singh, Madina Colony and many other areas of Lahore. Residents of these areas told Daily Times that due to
  • Discrepancies between the policies of the water and mining ministries are jeopardizing the future of the Gwayi-Shangani Dam project in southern Zimbabwe. The Water Ministry said last week that mining activities along the Gwayi-Shangani catchment area must be discontinued due to the threat of water pollution. However, the Mines and Mining Development Ministry says these activities must continue, as mining is the country’s economic mainstay.
  • 29 May 2012- 07:52 by Local Press Report HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government is crafting a national water policy in response to the fast deteriorating quality of surface and groundwater sources in the country, Water Resources Development and Management Minister Sipepa Nkomo has
  • 22 May 2012- 09:34 by Local Press Report LAHORE Daily Times (Pakistan) Due to the government’s silence over Kalabagh Dam, Pakistan is suffering a loss of $1.4 billion USD annually. An early construction of the dam is inevitable for survival of Pakistan because if the government fails to take any

Pages