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  • 25 Sep 2017- 07:51 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Nation Scarcity of potable water in Islamabad Capital Territory owing to the negligence of the concerned authorities would create problems for the residents. Ever increasing population, development of new sectors, less rainfall, depletion of
  • 18 Aug 2017- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA Global Water Conflict in Maps A new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The
  • 19 Jul 2017- 12:53 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Nation Authorities in Rawalpindi are investigating the water in the city’s main reservoir after tons of dead fish were found in Rawal Lake. Police have registered a case against unknown mafia residing around Rawal Lake for allegedly mixing
  • 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 –
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan The Irrigation Department in Pakistan’s Punjab province last week started work to assess flood-related damage to water projects in the province, an official said. “Our department has started a province-wide survey to have a first-hand
  • 10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water risk assessment tool that measures river flood
  • 11 Nov 2014- 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MITHI, Pakistan The ongoing drought in the Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s Sindh province has led to the deaths of 61 children in the last 42 days, and as many as 470 people over the last three years, provincial officials said last week. The children
  • 17 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India’s Defense Ministry warned this week that the more than 2 million people affected by severe flooding in the Jammu and Kashmir region are at risk of water-borne disease outbreaks as the floodwaters begin to recede. In a statement,
  • 15 Jul 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The UAE government announced last week that it would spend over $10 million USD to fund 76 clean drinking water projects in several areas in Pakistan. The projects include digging wells and building desalination plants,
  • 7 Jul 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) – the country’s highest authority for authorizing  development activities-- has approved $272.9 million USD for projects to rehabilitate and strengthen river
  • 16 Jan 2014- 09:57 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The Express Tribune The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on January 13 announced that it has completed the detailed engineering design of the Kalabagh dam project, in the light of observations and concerns of the provincial government.
  • 2 Jan 2014- 10:05 by Local Press Report LAHORE The Nation Pakistan’s water storage capacity is just for 30 days against the minimum requirement of 120 days while most of the developed countries have 1-2 years water storage capability. “The agriculture productivity in Pakistan in the wake of just 30
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Pakistan needs to move from traditional, structural measures to a more holistic approach to flood control, in order to avoid a repeat of the devastating Indus River floods of 2010, which killed 1,600 people and cost the country some
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 28 Aug 2013- 10:08 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The National While economic stagnation, terrorism and religious intolerance remain in the spotlight, the South Asia scholar Anatol Lieven warns that water shortages "present the greatest future threat to the viability of Pakistan as a state

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