Who's Online

Error message

  • Warning: include(/home/waterinf/public_html/profiles/option.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in include() (line 6066 of /home/waterinf/public_html/includes/common.inc).
  • Warning: include(): Failed opening '/home/waterinf/public_html/profiles/option.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/opt/alt/php54/usr/share/pear:/opt/alt/php54/usr/share/php') in include() (line 6066 of /home/waterinf/public_html/includes/common.inc).

Unquenchable thirst

Documents: 
Water News: 

SONAULLAH PHAPHO has spent half a century picking a living from Wular lake high in Indian-controlled Kashmir. Today he is lucky if he scoops a fish or two out of the soupy mess. Push a boat into the knee-deep lake and the mud raises a stink of sewage. A century ago Wular and its surrounding marshes covered more than 217 square kilometres (84 square miles), making it one of Asia’s larger freshwater lakes. Now, thanks to silt and encroachment, the extraction of water by nearby towns and tree planting on the shore, it measures only 87 sq km and is shrinking.

Diamer-Bhasha Dam: ADB asks govt to focus on people, not just water, power

Documents: 
Water News: 

While Pakistan frets over megawatts generated and million acre feet of water stored, the lead financer of the Diamer-Bhasha Dam says the country should focus on social aspects of the affected population and address issues of environmental degradation and revenue sharing between contesting territories.

With an estimated price tag of $11.2 billion, the project is planned to be completed in 12 years. It will generate 4,500 megawatts of electricity, besides storing 8.5 million-acre-feet of water for agriculture purposes.

India plans to use Chenab to irrigate Jammu land

Documents: 
Water News: 

After endangering the Indus Water Treaty by carving out a plan to connect Chenab with Beas River, in yet another blow to country's water interests, India, has chalked out a strategy to use the remaining Pakistan' water in Chenab to irrigate the land of Jammu city.

To this effect, the water authorities in India have planned to construct the Rs990 million Naigad Canal in Kishtwar, reveal the official documents arranged from India with irrefutable evidence and exclusively available with The News (a local newspaper).

Pages