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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...
28 Feb 2019 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan officials announced February 27 that China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) has been selected to construct the 1,124 MW Kohala Hydropower Project (KHPP) along the Neelum-Jhelum River. The $2.7 Billion USD project is the largest project and is expected to take 6.5 years to complete.This is the second such mega project in Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) along the river despite protests against unacceptable environmental issues in Muzaffarabad city caused by the diversion of the Neelum River after commissioning of Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project (NJHP)...
18 Jan 2019 ISLAMABAD
Recharging our water aquifers is one way to help contend with our impending water crisis. Back in 2016, the Punjab government began a four-year project for recharging aquifers as part of its groundwater management and to develop the economical and sustainable technology for aquifer recharging. This project was meant to be implemented by the irrigation department...
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...
23 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD
Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda said on Saturday that the water issue should be taken seriously and all stakeholders should contribute to resolving it on a war-footing. The minister urged experts in the government and private sectors to give advice on adopting alternate sources of energy to create sustainable conditions as the government was planning to take initiatives for permanent solutions to water scarcity and energy problems.
16 Oct 2018 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expanded on his election manifesto pledge to plant 10 billion trees in the country to counter climate change and to “change the weather patterns”.Water levels in Pakistan’s big cities has depleted to around 200 feet, said Khan, citing Lahore as an example...
9 Oct 2018 Washington, United States
The International Finance Corp (IFC) is to help textile manufacturers in Pakistan improve water use and energy consumption practices to drive productivity and efficiency. An agreement has been signed with US-based clothing retailer Gap Inc to increase resource efficiency in its Pakistan operations and improve long-term sustainability...
19 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Margaret Adamson, and Secretary for Water Resources, Shamail Khawaja, on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding between Australia and Pakistan for collaboration on water, food and energy security during the Indus Knowledge Forum.
18 Sep 2018 ISLAMABAD
Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar on Friday took suo motu (on its own initiative) notice of the exploitation of water resources by mineral water companies operating in the country, and sought data regarding water usage by these companies from concerned departments. He also directed the attorney general and all advocate generals to convey his directives to mineral water companies...
6 Aug 2018 ISLAMABAD
A wetter future awaits South Asia, says a new study based on global climate change models that informed the fifth assessment report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The South Asia region will see a 20 – 30 per cent increase in mean annual runoff for the period 2046–2075 relative to the study baseline period of 1976–2005, says Hongxing Zheng, corresponding author of the study published this month (August).
7 Jul 2018 ISLAMABAD
Three of Pakistan’s major rivers are seriously contaminated with potentially toxic elements (PTE) from raw sewage and untreated industrial effluents, posing a risk to communities as well as to flora and fauna, says a new study. The joint Pakistan-China study is based on spectroscopy (an approach used by chemists to detect small amounts of an element) of water, sediment and fish samples collected from sites along the Chenab, Indus and Kabul rivers.
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...