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  • 13 Jan 2019- 11:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT). A Pakistani team
  • 19 Nov 2018- 13:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan In what might be considered a completion of “Phase 1”, the first of six turbines of Tajikistan’s controversial Rogun hydroelectric dam went online on November 16. The $3.9 Billion USD 3600 megawatt project will double the country’s
  • 18 Sep 2018- 08:07 by Local Press Report QUETTA The Nation Director General National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan Mirza Muhammad Irfan Baig on Thursday took notice of corruption in three water desalination plants costing more than Rs1 billion for the people in Pasni, Jeevani and Gadani
  • 1 May 2018- 09:17 by OOSKAnews Info KARACHI, Pakistan Several new "mega" projects will be initiated in Karachi and assistance will be provided from Pakistan's central government for several of the provincial government’s pending projects, The Tribune reports. In his budget speech on
  • 26 Apr 2018- 10:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's Council of Common Interests (CCI) formally approved April 24 the country’s first ever National Water Policy (NWP) while also signing a charter calling for a water emergency in the country. The chief ministers of all
  • 6 Mar 2018- 09:00 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD Gulf News Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the foundation stone of a key desalination plant in the port city of Gwadar. The project, supported by the governments of the UAE and Switzerland, is aimed at meeting the
  • 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
  • 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 –
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India. The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is
  • 13 Sep 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GLASGOW, United Kingdom OOSKAnews Voices  is a series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to
  • 15 Dec 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has proposed increasing water consumption charges in all provinces, in order to generate funds to maintain existing irrigation system and build new reservoirs. The amount paid by the provinces will be
  • 16 Nov 2015- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARACHI, Pakistan The Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week issued a no-objection certificate to the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB), effectively giving the go-ahead for construction of the long-delayed, 650-million-gallon-per
  • 13 Nov 2015- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government this week announced plans to build a $114 million USD water treatment plant to meet the current and future needs of the water-stressed city of Gwadar. Gwadar is an important part of the $46 billion USD China
  • 9 Nov 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has decided to approach the World Bank about financing a $1.2 billion USD project that would supply drinking water from Tarbela Dam on the Indus River to the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi, both of

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