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  1. Climate Change Threatens Loss of Two-thirds Of Hindu Kush Himalaya Glaciers, 1.65 Billion People Live In Downstream Valleys

    5 Feb 2019- 11:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal A new report commissioned by the eight countries in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan, warns that current levels ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/05/2019 - 12:37

  2. India Support For New Afghanistan Dam Likely To Upset Pakistan

    13 Aug 2018- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KABUL, Afghanistan India agreed last week to assist in building a new dam in Afghanistan, in a move that is likely to provoke protest from Pakistan over sharing of water resources. India’s support to the Afgha ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/13/2019 - 11:09

  3. India, Afghanistan Inaugurate $290 Million Hydropower Dam

    6 Jun 2016- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on June 4th inaugurated a $290 million hydro-electric dam in Afghanistan’s Herat district, an area bordering Iran. The dam ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/06/2016 - 10:10

  4. WRI Launches Global Flood Risk Assessment Tool

    10 Mar 2015- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Washington-based global research organization the World Resources Institute (WRI), in partnership with four Dutch research organizations, last week launched a new global water ris ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/10/2015 - 11:03

  5. International Toilet Festival Highlights Sanitation Issues in Asia

    18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India The International Toilet Festival, being held in India this week, will bring together representatives from seven Asian nations-- India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam and Afghanistan- ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/18/2014 - 10:20

  6. World Water Congress: Dr. David Molden Looks Forward to Scotland

    7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent EDINBURGH, Scotland, United Kingdom The XVth World Water Congress of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will meet in Edinburgh, Scotland, on May 25-29, 2015. OOSKAnews caught up this week with ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/07/2014 - 10:31

  7. Pakistan Postpones Diamer-Bhasha Dam to 2037

    9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has postponed commissioning of the $14 billion USD 4,500-megawatt Diamer-Bhasha Dam to 2037. The dam, originally scheduled to be completed by 2020, has been put on the back burner d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/09/2014 - 10:30

  8. South Asia Water Management Must Include China: Official

    3 Jul 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW DELHI, India Bringing China into the discourse on effective water management in South Asia is necessary, since many of the important Himalayan rivers originate in China, Suresh Prabhu, the former power mini ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/03/2014 - 10:11

  9. Drought in Asia-Pacific Region Has Caused $53 Billion in Damages

    1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Drought has negatively affected more than 1.3 billion people and caused more than $53 billion USD in damages in the Asia-Pacific region over the past 30 years, Shamika Sirimanne, Director of ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 07/02/2014 - 10:38

  10. Experts Call for “Urgent” Response to Looming Water Crisis in Pakistan

    6 Jun 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Water experts participating in a national consultative workshop in Islamabad on June 3rd called for urgent policy responses and actions to prevent the looming water crisis in the country. Pa ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/06/2014 - 10:19

  11. Pakistan's Finance Ministry Releases $254 Million for Diamer-Bhasha Dam

    19 May 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Finance Ministry last week announced it was releasing $253.8 million USD to start construction of the 4,500-megawatt, $14 billion USD Diamer-Bhasha hydropower dam. Construction w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/19/2014 - 10:05

  12. South Asia Aims to Become Open Defecation Free by 2023

    29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal At the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), which concluded on in Kathmandu, on October 24, governments from eight South Asian countries committed themselves to becoming an op ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/29/2013 - 10:03

  13. Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree on Joint Hydropower Project

    29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan and Afghanistan this week signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly build a multipurpose hydropower project on the Kunar River, whose water the two countries share. The facil ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 08/29/2013 - 09:59

  14. Iran to Host Second International Drought Meeting


    Local Press Report - 04/30/2013 - 11:25

  15. South, Central Asia Expecting Floods

    Heavy floods are expected in mountain ranges of Himalaya, Hindu Kush, and Pamir again this year. Possible affected countries include China, Northern India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. ...

    Local Press Report - 06/25/2012 - 09:29