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10 Apr 2021 SHOPIAN
Irrigation canals and water channels in the apple-rich belts of Shopian are running dry due to continuing illegal mining of rivers.
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.
7 Apr 2021 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
The 300 MW hydropower facility in Khyber Province is expected to be commissioned in 2027. Community development programs are planned to enhance resilience.
4 Mar 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan
The government of India has signed a $236 Million USD deal to build the Shahtoot Dam in Kabul which will provide fresh drinking water for roughly 2 million residents and support irrigation efforts across Afghanistan.The Pakistan government continues to express concern about Shahtoot River interventions that will reduce water flow into their country by 16 to 17 percent...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
4 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
India has announced plans to build the Shahtoot Dam on Afghanistan’s Kabul River, which will help residents of Kabul but is likely to unsettle downstream Pakistan.Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India’s union minister for external affairs discussed the plans at a virtual conference held to pledge support of the international community for the reconstruction of Afghanistan...
23 Nov 2020 ISLAMABAD
An inter-ministerial forum on Thursday expressed concern over delays in implementation of water sector projects being funded by the international lending agencies and called for coordinated efforts to address bottlenecks. At present, 15 foreign-funded projects amounting to $3.239bn are currently under implementation...
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...
9 Nov 2020 ISLAMABAD
The recent steps by Capital Development Authority (CDA) will help add 10 to 12 MGD water in the existing system to meet water requirements of the city. This increase will help augment the existing water system to address water shortage in the city, an official of CDA said in this connection, the infrastructure for collection, treatment, and transmission of portable water is being revamped...
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.
7 Oct 2020 ISLAMABAD
An anti-corruption court on Monday charged former Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari in two graft cases, a week after he was indicted in a major money laundering case. In the Thatta water supply case, a private contractor was illegally awarded project contracts. The court has rejected Zardari's plea seeking acquittal in all three cases.
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...