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  • 2 Mar 2019- 12:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on development partners to amplify their support for implementation of sanitation programs that would enhance delivery of Africa’s promise to the continent. The call came at this year
  • 26 Feb 2019- 11:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New Delhi, India India’s Minister for Water Resources has again questioned continuation of the longstanding Indus Water Treaty (IWT) with Pakistan, as tensions between the countries escalated dramatically this week. Speaking to a public meeting in
  • 21 Feb 2019- 09:06 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN News24 The SA National Defence Force's (SANDF) intervention at the severely polluted Vaal River has received a whopping R240m cash injection, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) heard on Wednesday. However, there is still a
  • 19 Feb 2019- 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPE TOWN, South Africa The City of Cape Town, South Africa, released its draft water strategy this week, opening the plan to public comment. The strategy comes in the wake of an unprecedented three-year drought when the city famously approached a &quot
  • 30 Jan 2019- 08:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAHORE, Pakistan Per requirement of the Indus Waters Treaty and the agreement announced in mid-January, a three member delegation of Pakistani water experts arrived in India on January 27. The purpose of the visit is to inspect Indian hydro-electric
  • 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
  • 9 Jan 2019- 07:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QUETTA, Pakistan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Provincial Government of Balochistan, Pakistan have signed project agreement of a $107 Million USD loan and grants to improve irrigation infrastructure and water resource management in Balochistan
  • 4 Dec 2018- 06:17 by Local Press Report QUETTA The Express Tribune The Senate Standing Committee on Planning, Development and Reforms here on Thursday expressed its annoyance over the non-functioning of two million gallons desalination plant at Karwat in Gwadar and asked the department concerned of
  • 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
  • 29 Oct 2018- 13:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PRETORIA, South Africa A new report from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and South Africa's Pegasys Institute assesses the history ofcolonial-era “water grabbing” policies in sub-Saharan Africa and argues for a “de-colonizing”
  • 29 Oct 2018- 10:29 by Local Press Report DURBAN IOL The idea of using desalination as an alternative to augment Umgeni Water’s water resources will be written off unless industries can be convinced to buy-in and support the concept. Umgeni Water chief executive Thamsanqa Hlongwa said that
  • 25 Sep 2018- 07:57 by Local Press Report LAHORE GEO TV Several villages in Pakistan were flooded after India released water in River Ravi, River Sutlej, and River Chenab on Sunday. The Indian action to release water from its reservoirs comes days after Indian authorities revoked its decision to
  • 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
  • 31 Aug 2018- 06:53 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG News 24 Johannesburg Water has placed water tankers at strategic locations across the city to assist residents after a power outage caused by a fire at the Eikenhoff pump station resulted in large parts of Johannesburg being without water. The
  • 21 Aug 2018- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa The Water and Sanitation Committee of the parliament of South Africa reported this week that "lack of investment in maintenance of the sewage infrastructure” by the Sedibeng District and Emfuleni municipalities has led to

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