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23 Feb 2018 PHU LY
The population density has increased sharply along Nhue and Đáy rivers. As a result, the amount of rubbish discharged into these rivers has also increased.In addition, rapid urbanisation means more and more companies and factories have been set up there and pollute the water. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment said authorities at all levels, corporations and the public must work together to monitor and deal with the pollution.
25 Sep 2017 LONDON
The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the unprecedented magnitude of storms that can cause disaster: it’s urbanisation.
26 Jun 2017 GURGAON
The city’s water table is shrinking by two metres or more every year, say water experts. “Because of the rapid urbanisation and concretisation, the city is extracting three times more the groundwater than it is recharging,” Vijender Singh Lamba, district hydrologist Gurgaon, said.
11 Jul 2014 KATHMANDU
Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km stretch of the river from Baghdwar to Chobhar– has received increasing support from civil society, the private sector and government agencies...
9 Apr 2014 SINGAPORE
Conversations With Water Leaders: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé S.A. on Nestlé’s Water and Wastewater Management Practices
Thirteenth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.In this edition, Peter Brabeck, Chairman of the Board, Nestlé S.A., shares the concept of Creating Shared Value and how it can improve water and wastewater management...
26 Sep 2013 YANGON
Deltares has started collecting the knowledge and data required to develop an integrated water management plan for Myanmar. Water management, which was severely neglected for decades under the military junta, will have to be built up again from scratch and so the government of Myanmar has asked the Netherlands to direct the development of an integrated water management plan...
19 Sep 2013 DHAKA
The country’s food security and public health will be in danger if the rivers and wetlands are destroyed at the present rate, experts said at a seminar yesterday. The Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) and Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) jointly organised the seminar at BIP’s office in the capital...
4 Sep 2013 BUDAPEST
The Budapest Water Summit will be held in Budapest between 8 and 11 October 2013. The Summit, organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the UN System and the World Water Council, will be one of the major events of the year relating to water and sanitation. The main objective of the Budapest Water Summit is to take stock of the various developments, within and outside the UN System, in preparing water-related goals for the post Rio+20 development agenda...
31 Jul 2013 YANGDOK
Another downpour has hit North Korea as it tries to recover from recent flooding. 105 millimeters of rain was reported in Yangdok, North Korea in the 24 hours up to 31 July. This will cause more problems for the country where flooding has already left 45,000 people homeless and inundated farmland. Last week international observers form the UN’s World Food Programme and the Red Cross were among a group taken to survey the damage of North and South Pyongan Provinces, close to the capital Pyongyang...
3 Jul 2013 NEW DELHI
The National Capital Region Planning Board's (NCRPB) draft revised plan for 2021 projects a bleak outlook, stating that the region's power and water demands will be far more than its present supply capacity. The draft revised plan estimates that the NCR region requires power generation capacity of 29,249MW to meet future demands, while the demand for water is expected to reach 23,467 million cubic meters (MCM) by 2021, against just 13,779 MCM available at present...