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  • 26 Jan 2015- 11:03 by Local Press Report TOKYO Bangalore Mirror A sophisticated flood forecast model developed by Japanese scientists will enhance early warnings and help mitigate the impact of climate change in the flood-ravaged trans-boundary river basins of India, Pakistan and even China.
  • 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
  • 10 Jan 2012- 11:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Fourteen of India’s major rivers and 55 minor ones, all major sources of freshwater in the country, have become dumping grounds for wastewater, according to the first-ever water pollution audit in India, carried out by the country’s
  • 27 Sep 2011- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Bangladesh, expected by many to be among the nations most severely affected by climate change, can look forward to an increase in freshwater shortages in the future, according to Ali Riaz, professor and chair of the
  • 12 Jan 2009- 19:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Over 300 million people dependent on the 2,525 kilometer long Gages River, viewed as the "holy water" by millions of Hindus, face new constraints with the deposit of over 900 million liters of sewage/industrial waste into the
  • 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
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent dhaka, Bangladesh — The Indian government is preparing to seek international funds for a river-linking project to divert vast quantities of water from three major transboundary river systems, despite widespread concern over the effects on the ecology