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4 Dec 2018 Islamabad, Pakistan
Pakistan’s Supreme Court has ordered mineral water companies to pay a correct price for groundwater extraction and fix water quality or be shut down.On December 3 Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar gave the companies seven days to comply with his court’s direction, saying "They are taking water from Indus River and canals...
17 Oct 2018 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Scientists of the European Union’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have used a new machine-learning approach to investigate pre-conditions and factors that are likely to lead to water management issues in shared water bodies.In a recent report that focuses on mapping the factors that lead to either cooperation or tension over transboundary water resources, the study links freshwater availability, climate stress and human pressure (urban growth and migration) on water resources and socio-economic conditions...
13 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) on Saturday said that about 80,000 cusecs water will go waste to sea in next few days due to lack of water conservation system in the country.
11 Jun 2018 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan's Foreign Office has said the matter of river waters is as important to it as a jugular vein, but that the country wants to resolve all issues with India through dialogAddressing a weekly news briefing June 7, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammed Faisal said: “For Pakistan, water is its jugular vein, as we are largely an agro-based economy...
2 Nov 2017 ISLAMABAD
The Indus River System Authority (Irsa) told the Senate Forum for Policy Research on Thursday that Pakistan dumps water worth approximately $21 billion into the sea each year due to a lack of water conservation systems. In a meeting of the forum, chaired by Nayyar Husain Bukhari, members of Irsa and the Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) made shocking revelations while briefing attendees about Pakistan's lack of water conservation systems and water distribution to provinces.
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
16 Aug 2017 WASHINGTON DC
Pakistan is South Asia’s fifth most vulnerable country in terms of water availability, and Karachi is the sixth most water-stressed city in the world. Predictions indicate that the country will face absolute water scarcity as soon as 2025. While population and demand for water steadily increase, freshwater quantity and quality are decreasing...
21 Jun 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
A new study suggests that the environmental impact of Amazon dam-building will have worse environmental impacts than anticipated.“Damming the rivers of the Amazon basin”, published by Nature, observes that more than a hundred hydropower dams have already been built in the Amazon basin and that numerous proposals for further dam constructions are under consideration...
12 Jun 2017 NEW YORK NY, United States
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement – and urged the world to take lessons from the catastrophe to ensure that such tragedies are not repeated...
12 Oct 2016 NEW DELHI, India
China’s state-owned “Global Times” has suggested that China is ready to join a multilateral cooperation mechanism with India and Bangladesh to share the contentious resources of the Brahmaputra River system.In a 9th October article, the news outlet suggested that “China-India relations should not be affected by an “imaginary water war”...
5 Oct 2016 WASHINGTON, DC, United States
In a new twist on disputes surrounding the future of the Indus Waters Treaty, China has blocked the Yarlung Tsangpo tributary of the Brahmaputra River in Tibet which flows into India.The Tibetan Plateau in the Himalayas is the source of Asia’s ten river systems, which affect 11 countries and more than two billion people...
4 Aug 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The Pakistani government will turn to a court of arbitration to intervene in its dispute with India over that nation’s hydropower projects in the Kashmir region, power and water ministry officials said this week.“It would not be The Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration," the officials told Pakistan’s The Nation newspaper, speaking on condition of anonymity...