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  • 4 Dec 2007- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUWAHATI, India — As the governments of India and China work to combat water scarcity, global fund houses specializing in the water sector are betting that the two countries, with their rapidly growing populations, will have to spend heavily in the
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran — China is one of the countries to promise funding for the construction of the world's highest concrete dam on the Bakhtiari River in Iran's southern Khuzestan province. Announcing the deal, Vafa Tabesh, Bakhtiari Dam project
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran — China is one of the countries to promise funding for the construction of the world's highest concrete dam on the Bakhtiari River in Iran's southern Khuzestan province. Announcing the deal, Vafa Tabesh, Bakhtiari Dam project
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon — The Lebanese and Italian governments have signed two development cooperation agreements worth some $103 million USD. According to press reports, the first agreement includes a $58 million USD soft loan, which will be used to finance a
  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by Local Press Report India, FEROZEPUR Times of India — Farmers in Rajasthan are planning demonstrations to draw attention to the inadequate supply of water from irrigation canals. Not only is supply erratic, but water is being pilfered along the course of the canal, the farmers
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — "The next wars in Africa will be fought because of resources," said Prof Wangari Maathai after winning the Nobel Peace Price in 2004. She added that governments in the continent must develop mechanisms that guarantee equitable
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — The annual per capita share of water in Jordan is down to 150 cubic meters, Water and Irrigation Minister Mohammad Shatnawi said. Shatnawi said advanced technologies would be needed to alleviate the kingdom's water shortage.
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, CHENNAI, India, China — It is the longest-running river-water sharing dispute in India, and perhaps one of the oldest such disputes globally: The neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India have been engaged in a prolonged
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GUWAHATI, India — Many civil society organizations in the eastern Indian state of Assam are rejecting the draft water policy released by the state government, which would levy a tariff on water. The organizations have complained that the new water policy
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANA'A, Yemen (OOSKAnews) — Yemeni President AN Abdullah Saleh has announced his country, one of the poorest in the world, plans to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Yemen is looking to harness nuclear power to generate electricity and
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon-The Middle East and North Africa region could solve most of its water shortage issues if countries collaborated to pump water out of trans-border ground water basins. But it is not only political borders that are standing in the way of
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Kenya's Water Services Regulatory Board is calling for a review of the country's 2001 Water Act to give more autonomy to companies rather than to local authorities. The board chair Jane Njagi said that the law did not clearly
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India — The Special Economic Zones the Indian government is moving to set up throughout could have serious implications for the water situation in the areas around them, particularly in areas where infrastructure is weak. In some cases, the

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