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4 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
New satellite images reveal construction of a Chinese village inside Bhutan alongside the Torsa River where a narrow strip of land in mountainous terrain between India and China has long been disputed territory.There are concerns for local rice paddy farmers becaause the last time tensions escalated this summer, local governments in Bhutan blocked canals, stopping water flow into rice paddies in India, where farmers protested by blocking a main border road...
18 Nov 2020 KATHMANDU
The Hindu Kush Himalayas may finally get a united eight-country voice to safeguard its ecosystem, if the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan keep the promises made by their ministers and representatives at a virtual summit this October. Given past and present tensions between the countries, this is not going to be easy...
3 Nov 2020 KATHMANDU
For centuries, the Himalaya served as any icy frontier between empires, but even though because of connectivity it is no longer a barrier, the world’s highest mountain range has become a climate and geopolitical hotspot. Recent violent clashes between India and China in Ladakh and a border dispute between India and Nepal over a Himalayan valley have added to existing hostility between India and Pakistan as well as friction between China and Bhutan over Doklam.
30 Sep 2020 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
How Do We Value Our Water? Not Enough!Recorded video footage now available HERE.Water is an essential contributor to human health; food security; environment and ecosystems; interaction with our planetary system; peace. It is also plays a central role in our economies from agriculture to energy production, through manufacturing to tourism...
2 Sep 2020 CALGARY, Canada
Global glacier lake volume rose by about 48% between 1990 and 2018 in response to climate change and glacier retreat, it has been revealed in a new, largest-ever study of glacial lakes. Researchers used NASA data to gather their findings, which were published by Nature Climate Change on 31 August...
30 Jun 2020 THIMPHU, Bhutan
The government of Bhutan has firmly denied media reports that it had deliberately blocked the supply of water along an irrigation canal into the northen province of Assam, India, amid suggestions that the reports were an attempt by vested interests to spread misinformation and misunderstanding.The canal, constructed in the 1950s, is generally maintained from the Assam side, meaning Bhutan permits Indian workers entry in order to clear blockages...
26 Jul 2019 GUWAHATI
A high alert was issued in lower Assam, especially in Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Chirang, Baksa and parts of Kamrup district, after a hydro-electric power company in Bhutan, Druk Green Power Corporation (DGPC) Limited, announced the release of excess water to the neighbouring country on Thursday...
5 Feb 2019 KATHMANDU, Nepal
Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys
A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions would lead to five degrees of warming and cause a loss of two-thirds of the region’s glaciers by the end of this century...
29 Oct 2018 TRASHIGANG
In an effort to deliver uninterrupted, clean and safe drinking water to the town residents, works to substitute the existing water distribution network is going on in Trashigang. The dzongkhag’s four-decade-old water distribution network would be replaced in the next 18 months under the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) project to improve urban water supply.
12 Oct 2018 DHAKA, Bangladesh
Bangladesh can reduce poverty and accelerate growth faster by taking urgent actions to improve the quality of water and sanitation, says a new World Bank report. Despite progress in improving access to water and sanitation, 41 percent of all improved water sources are contaminated with E. Coli bacteria, which suggests a high prevalence of fecal contamination...
3 Mar 2016 CORVALLIS, OR, United States
OOSKAnews Voices: Feeling the Power of Climate Change: What Is Green Hydropower in a Shifting Climate?
OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and individuals to promulgate their views and messages.In this piece, John H. Matthews, co-founder and secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA), which is chaired by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and the World Bank, delves into the controversy over how "green" hydrolectric power really is...
7 Dec 2015 KOLKATA
India's northeast could be the "central actor" in water and energy co-operation in the sub-regional grouping of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) given its rich resources and connectivity to the neighbouring countries, according to regional experts in climate change, water science and politics.