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2 Jun 2022 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The shortage of fuel and recurring power cuts are severely hindering the country’s working water pumps; should a pumping station go out of service, it will not be possible to secure the funds to repair it.
2 Jun 2022 QUETTA, Pakistan
Nearly 3,000 cases and 6 deaths from cholera have been reported in Balochistan, mostly attributed to drought and human-cattle water sharing.
2 Jun 2022 JAKARTA, Indonesia
‘Building Forward Better for Recovery and Resilience’ seen as a critical opportunity to link water and sanitation with other sectors with a view to the transversal integration of water and sanitation across government policies.
31 May 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Iran has requested formation of bilateral committee to facilitate exchange of views and ensure interstate cooperation on water resources.
31 May 2022 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Iraq’s Ministry of Water Resources has reiterated its intention to take legal action against Iran over shared watercourses. Iran maintains that a lawsuit is legally irrelevant and that it undermined the good relations between the two countries.
31 May 2022 KARACHI, Pakistan
India is withholding information from Pakistan on the planned hydro project on the Chenab River in violation of the provisions of the Indus River Treaty. Talks have stalled while heatwave is devastating agriculture outputs downstream.
17 May 2022 DELHI
While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began early this year with high temperatures from March, when the first heatwave arrived. Average maximum temperatures for the month were the highest in 122 years.
14 May 2022 DELHI, India
The city of Delhi has embarked on a programme to protect wetlands against further encroachments and to restore wetlands where possible.
11 May 2022 TOKYO
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force is satisfied that TEPCO and government have identified appropriate steps in preparation for contaminated water release scheduled for 2023.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
26 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
Instability in Afghanistan has prevented implementation of 1973 water treaty to Iran’s satisfaction. New talks have not achieved a new agreement.