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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...
2 May 2020 MUMBAI, India
Jayantika Kutty, Research Analyst with think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG), speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) OOSKAnewscast / Water Diplomat audio interview.This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the occasion of the release of an SFG "Blue Peace Bulletin" titled "Alternative Dispute Resolution"...
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...
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...
18 Mar 2019 ISLAMABAD
The World Bank has warned of cancelling its soft loan of $38 million to support the management and development of water resources in the Indus River, after finding little progress on the project since its approval in 2008. The mid-term review of the project has been planned to be undertaken in June this year, and if this review does not find significant improvement in implementation process and disbursement of project funds, partial or even full cancellation of the credit will need to be considered, to enable these funds to be more usefully deployed within Pakistan, a report of the bank said.
13 Mar 2019 New Delhi, India
An Indian government Minister said this week that the country had stopped more than a half-a-million acre-feet of water of three eastern rivers, the Ravi, Beas and Sutlej, from flowing into Pakistan. India's move is not in breach of the 1960 Indus Water which allocates these rivers for India's own use...
13 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The government of India will permit Pakistan officials to inspect two controversial dam sites in the Chenab basin in a sign of some thawing in relations between the two signatories of the Indus Water Treaty (IWT).A Pakistani team will visit facilities January 27 to February 1, the The Express Tribune reported this week, the first inspections since talks resumed in summer 2018 after a four year suspension...
9 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
The Pakistan Supreme Court on Saturday issued a notice to the Indus Water Commission (IWC) over a petition filed against water theft from River Indus. The petitioner contended that India was stealing water from River Indus, hence route of Marala Link Canal should be changed. After hearing the arguments, the chief justice issued notice to the IWT commission and sought report in 10 days.
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.
26 Apr 2018 WASHINGTON DC
The government of Pakistan has asked the World Bank for a meeting in Washington, DC for talks on the country's ongoing water dispute with India.Miftah Ismail, Adviser to Pakistan's Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, conveyed Pakistan’s concerns to World Bank Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in Washington, and drew her attention to particular concerns over 2 major Indian hydropower projects, Kishanganga and Ratle, which Pakistan believes violate the 1960 Indus Waters Treaty which governs water-share of the Indus River and its tributaries...