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  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Bangladeshi environmental groups this week held protests against a planned river-linking project on trans-boundary waterways in northeastern India. Delegates at a conference arranged by environmental groups the Bangladesh Poribesh
  • 19 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh Developing river basin management plans across all riparian states will be crucial to addressing growing water problems in the Himalayan region, experts said during a conference on water-sharing, held in Dhaka this week. “Without such
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with Dr. David Molden, Director General of the
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LEH, India Chinese army troops entered Indian-claimed territory on the disputed Lake Pangong, in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, earlier this month, Indian media reported this week. India claims the entire lake, which stretches from Chinese-held
  • 26 Sep 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India and Bangladesh failed to make progress toward an agreement on sharing the waters of the Teesta River and signing the Land Boundary Agreement during their third Consultative Commission meeting in New Delhi last week. The meeting,
  • 16 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LEH, India Members of the Chinese Army, as well as a group of Chinese civilians, crossed the border into the Ladakh region of India's Jammu and Kashmir state over the weekend to prevent Indian residents there from completing a drinking water and
  • 17 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DHAKA, Bangladesh A Bangladeshi parliamentary committee this week expressed concern over neighboring India’s plans to expedite a river interlinking project. The standing committee on the Ministry of Water Resources, or Jatiya Sangsad committee, urged
  • 13 Jun 2014- 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Glacier melt in the Himalayan Mountains has the potential to increase tensions between China, India and Pakistan-- all of which receive a significant portion of their freshwater from rivers that originate in the Himalayas,
  • 9 Dec 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan The Pakistani government has asked India to withdraw its troops from Siachen, a disputed Himalayan glacier in the Jammu & Kashmir region on which both countries have built up a strong military presence over the past three decades.
  • India and Bangladesh held talks late last week as part of their Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) to review the proposed cross-border hydropower Tipaimukh Dam. Bangladesh is concerned the dam will adversely affect the flow of the trans-boundary Barak River.
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • Indian and Bangladeshi experts will meet in late August to assess the impacts India’s Tipaimukh multipurpose dam project would have in Bangladesh.
  • 12 Jul 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India The Himalayan river basins in India, China, Bangladesh and Nepal will face massive water depletion — about 275 billion cubic meters of annual renewable water — within the next 20 years, an India-based research group warned. The amount of
  • 7 Jun 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The UK-based Humanitarian Futures Program, with the Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Center and China Dialogue, surveyed the potential for waterrelated crises in the Hindu-Rush Himalaya (HRH) region in a new report: "The