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  • 18 Mar 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India India plans to build 20 water recycling plants along the Ganges River in order to treat all sewage before it enters the water body, Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari announced. He did not say how much the
  • 12 Nov 2015- 10:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PALISADES, NY, United States Due to the effects of global warming, many regions worldwide that depend on snowmelt to feed water sources are at risk of future shortages, according to a new study led by researchers from Columbia University’s Earth
  • 21 May 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The Indian government will spend $3.13 billion over the next five years to clean up the Ganges River. The funding was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG). The
  • 13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUCKNOW, India The National Mission for Clean Ganga (Ganges) (NMCG) has launched a long-delayed $25 million USD project to build a sewage treatment plant at Ramana, in Uttar Pradesh state. The NMCG is the implementation wing of the government’s National
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.
  • 14 Sep 2012- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, WASHINGTON DC New scientific evidence published this week has found that most of South Asia’s Hindu Kush Himalayan glaciers are showing signs of melting and retreat. But the report from the US National Research Council, “Himalayan
  • 13 Dec 2010- 23:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world. Scientists say glaciers are melting
  • Rapid melting of glaciers in the world's largest mountain ecosystems, accelerated by global warming, presents new challenges to attainment of water security for millions of people around the world.
  • 28 Jun 2010- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Nearly 60 million people living in the Himalayan region are expected to suffer food shortages in the coming decades as glaciers shrink and the water sources for crops dry up, a new study warned. But the impact would be much less than
  • 24 Mar 2008- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India- India and China run the risk of water and food shortages in the coming years due to the melting of Himalayan glaciers. A new UN report has raised the alarm over rapid melting of Himalayan glaciers due to global warming. They may