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1 Jun 2021 LAHORE
There has been a shortage of water this year and this shortage has to be shared equally by all the provinces of Pakistan, according to Punjab Minister for Agriculture Hussain Jahanian Gardezi.>
7 Apr 2021 NEW DELHI, India
India maintains its position that construction activities on the Chenab River are treaty-compliant. Pakistan requests information share re planned projects.
13 Aug 2020 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The outgoing World Bank Country Director for Pakistan has said that the international institution is unable to make an independent decision on either the appointment of a court of arbitration or the appointment of a neutral expert in the settlement of a dispute between Pakistan and India over the Indus Waters Treaty...
5 Feb 2020 MUMBAI, India
A February 2020 Blue Peace Bulletin from Indian think-tank Strategic Foresight Group examines tension between Pakistan and India over the Indus River, assesses the current situation and makes recommendations on how to build cooperation.Read Blue Peace Bulletin -- Water and Violence: The Indus HEREThe Indus River System contributes 4 per cent of India’s water resources whereas it contributes almost 70 per cent of Pakistan’s water resources...
11 Dec 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
Almost 2 billion people could be negatively affected by the decline of natural “water towers” (glaciers and snow that store water in winter and release it gradually in warmer seasons) due to rising temperatures, according to a new report. Asian river basis face the greatest demands but there is increasing vulnerability in Europe and North America...
10 Nov 2019 New Delhi, India
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised by the Pakistan government after he promised supporters that river waters that currently flow into Pakistan per terms of the 1960 Indus Water Treaty would be diverted to Indian farms and households in the region, claiming that despite the terms of the agreement, the water “belongs” to farmers of Haryana and Rajasthan...
5 Oct 2019 NEW DELHI
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take up canalization of the state’s three eastern rivers of the Indus Water System as a national project, to enable conservation of water and enhancement of the region’s economic growth.In his proposal presented to Modi during a meeting here, the Chief Minister suggested construction of high speed economic corridors on 985 km-long river embankments, apart from river training works, flood protection measures and lining of internal side-slopes of the Sutlej, Ravi and Beas.
7 Sep 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
The inaugural Blue Peace Index, an assessment tool to measure the extent to which countries and water basins manage shared water resources in a sustainable and collaborative manner, was launched at World Water Week in Stockholm.The need for such an index is increasing as efforts to share rivers, lakes and aquifers that cross national boundaries are falling short, raising a growing risk of conflict as global water supplies run low...
12 Aug 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved development of the ambitious “Sindh Barrage” on the Indus River.Located about 28 miles upstream from the mouth of the river at the Arabian Sea and about 80 miles east of Karachi, the Sindh Barrage was proposed by Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) to address water issues in the region...
8 Jul 2019 SONGBO, Korea
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has issued a $35 Million USD grant for water management and agriculture projects in the Indus River Basin in Pakistan.Home to nearly 90 million people, the Basin produces approximately 90 percent of the country’s agriculture outputs and employs about 25 percent of the labor force...
13 May 2019 NEW DELHI
If Pakistan continues to support cross-border terrorism, India will have no option but to take the "hard" decision of stopping its share of water of three common rivers, Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari has said, in a warning to the neighbouring country. He said in an interview that India is starting a study and a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of all the three rivers over which it has complete right under the Indus Water Treaty and has taken up two projects on these.
22 Mar 2019 STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Dr Jackie King is named the 2019 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for game-changing contributions to global river management. She has advanced the scientific understanding of water flows, giving decision-makers methods and tools to assess the full range of costs and benefits when managing or developing river systems...