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  • 28 May 2020- 10:58 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAMASCUS, Syria Continuing and sporadic water shortages are making hygiene precautions next to impossible in north-east Syria while millions face coronavirus risk amid continued fighting, destroyed infrastructure and lack of critical basic services. Only
  • 18 May 2020- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria For the sixth time since October,  actoins by Turkey and Sunni rebel allies cut water service from the Allouk (Alok) pumping station 7 May. Water authorities sent out an alert asking households to manage water consumption but the action
  • 30 Mar 2020- 06:15 by Staff- Water Diplomat Damascus, Syria Turkish-backed armed forces cut off the water supply of up to 460,000 Syrians in March, exacerbating a perilous humanitarian situation in the East of the country. Much of the population is already in lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • 3 Feb 2020- 08:01 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD The News Dr Muhammad Wakil Shahzad, a Pakistani national, has won the Innovative Individual Award and Youth Award category in the second edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award. His project, ''24/7 Solar
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:36 by Local Press Report KARACHI Dawn Establishing an independent committee of experts to calculate the availability of water, building reservoirs and installing a telemetry system to remove doubts about water theft are some of the recommendations made by a body appointed by the
  • 27 Dec 2019- 10:29 by Staff- Water Diplomat ANKARA, Turkey Flash flooding in northern Syria has particularly affected over 230,000 children who have already been displaced by conflict in 2019, according to NGO Save the Children. In Northwest Syria, several camps were inundated, with the rain
  • 2 Dec 2019- 10:08 by Staff- Water Diplomat GENEVA, Switzerland The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) are concerned about a possible humanitarian crisis in northern Syria arising from a lack of access to clean drinking water. An attack by Turkey
  • 7 Nov 2019- 07:30 by Local Press Report KARACHI Daily Times Dhabeji Water Pumping Station (DWPS) has been revamped and with this development Karachi would start getting required amount of water in terms of millions of gallons per day and that would lessen the water paucity gravity to a great extent
  • 23 Oct 2019- 10:32 by Staff- Water Diplomat DAMASCUS, Syria UNICEF reports that water supply to Al-Hasakeh, Syria, partially restarted 21 October after repairs to the electric power supply at the Allouk (Alok) water pumping station. The facility had been out of operation since airstrikes by Turkish
  • 16 Oct 2019- 05:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The World Health Organization (WHO) is gravely concerned about the humanitarian health situation in northeast Syria, where up to 200,000 people have been displaced as a result of increased military operations since 9 October, and almost
  • 21 Aug 2019- 12:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan authorities August 19 warned that release of water from an upstream dam may cause flooding in Pakistan’s Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. The Indian-administered part of the majority-Muslim region, known as Jammu and
  • 3 Aug 2019- 11:37 by Staff- Water Diplomat BAGHDAD, Iraq Meeting Turkish envoy Veysel Eroglu July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq President Barham Salih confirmed that the two countries’ water issues are shared priorities, and that a long-term solution that guaranteed the rights of both parties was required.
  • 2 Aug 2019- 09:53 by Staff- Water Diplomat LONDON, United Kingdom Human rights watch-dog Global Witness has launched its 2018 annual investigative report on attacks on "defenders" of land and environmental rights.  According to "Enemies of the State? How governments and business
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report KARACHI Associated Press Pakistan President Arif Alvi here on Sunday said a desalination plant with the capacity to treat 1100 to 1400 million gallons of water per day was a viable option to meet the challenge of water scarcity in Karachi. He said to turn
  • 10 Jun 2019- 07:39 by Local Press Report KONYA Daily Sabah Uncontrolled and negligent use of groundwater threaten the Konya Plain in the eponymous central Turkish province, which is known as the "grain silo" of Turkey for its vast wheat fields. The number of sinkholes has rose

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