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  • 21 Jun 2017- 11:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States A new study suggests that the environmental impact of Amazon dam-building will have worse environmental impacts than anticipated. “Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin”, published by Nature, observes that more than a
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 9 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The US government this week pledged support for Pakistan’s massive $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on the Indus River. During a Business Opportunity Conference at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC on
  • A seven- person team with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has expressed interest in supporting Pakistani water and power projects. However, it is not giving special attention to the nation’s largest and most expensive projects like the controversial Diamer Basha Dam and Neelum Jhelum hydropower project.
  • The United States could provide funding for Pakistan's $13 billion USD Diamer Bhasha Dam project, which has stalled over funding issues and objections from neighboring India.
  • 23 May 2012- 09:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) is supporting the Egyptian government reform its national water management and irrigation programs, Egyptian officials said on May 19. Egypt’s ministries of irrigation and water
  • Over-exploitation of groundwater resources due to irrigated farming, climate change and growing demand from residents and industries has reached crisis levels and now poses a threat to global water security. A new report from the UN Environment Program (UNEP) provides a snapshot of the state of groundwater resources around the world. 
  • 23 Jan 2012- 17:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A joint Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian committee met in Al Rosiris, Sudan last week to assess the impact of Ethiopia’s Millennium Dam project on the Nile River. During the meeting, Sudanese members of the committee for the first time expressed