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Water Beyond Borders is an initiative which calls for integrating the views of civil society in decision making processes relating to internationally shared river basins based on mutual understanding of the characteristics of such rivers (physical, social, and ecological). This move towards inclusiveness arises from need to understand rivers as an integrated feature of a larger basin. For such an understanding to be evenly balanced and holistic, concerns of all stakeholders should be factored into the decision making process. continue reading..

Nepal-India

Nepal river to be interlinked to revive Yamuna

 NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to inter-link rivers (ILRs) across the country will have one more project, bringing the total number...
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Residents write to PM against proposed Pancheshwar dam

Residents of the Pancheshwar valley have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to visit the area to ascertain whether the...
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Nepal to receive more funds from India for river embankment

(MENAFN - Gulf Times) The Indian government has decided to release an additional Nepali Rs700mn (6.6mn) for the remaining embankment extension along...
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Nepal denies allegations of not sharing flood data with India

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Nepal´s authorities have rubbished Uttar Pradesh (UP)´s Chief Minister (CM) Akhilesh Yadav´s accusations that India´s northern...
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PDA signed for Upper Karnali

KATHMANDU, SEP 19 - Authorities from both Nepal and India have signed the project development agreement (PDA) for the Upper Karnali Hydropower...
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Indo-Pak

India must treat water as strategic resource, fight China’s throttlehold

As if to underscore the contrast between an autocracy and a democracy, China’s announcement recently that all six power-generating units at the...
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Impact of Indian construction on rivers to be evaluated

ISLAMABAD: Having lost a couple of major international arbitrations in water disputes, the government has decided to carry out a comprehensive study...
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Three most influential western capitals made Modi behave

ISLAMABAD: The recent change in the mood of Modi government towards Pakistan is the result of at least three most powerful western capitals, who had...
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Report released on delta ecosystem in Indus River

‘Environmental flows designed to maintain at least some natural flow variability along river’s length’ ISLAMABAD – WWF-Pakistan under its project...
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New policy being framed to address water issues

ISLAMABAD: A new national policy is being prepared to address issues such as scarcity of water, inequities in its distribution, food insecurity and...
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Indo-China

We need to talk about the Brahmaputra

The operational commissioning of the Zam Hydropower Station earlier this month on the Yarlung Zangbo river, also known as the Zangmu Hydropower...
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The Improbability of a Water War in South Asia

Water wars in South Asia are unlikely due to well-etched treaties and economic compulsions If there is ever to be a Third World War, many believe it...
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MoEF gives forest nod to controversial hydro projects in Arunachal

An expert panel of the environment ministry has recommended forest clearance for three crucial hydro projects located in the Siang river basin,...
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Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Concerned Over China’s Dam on Brahmaputra

GUWAHATI:  Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said the reported move by China to operationalise a hydro-power station on the Brahmaputra will...
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Tibetan PM in-exile warns impact in Northeast from dams built by China in Tibet

GUWAHATI: Tibetan prime minister in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Monday has warned dam construction in Tibet by China is set to have serious ecological...
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Bhutan-India

River transit and hydro-electricity on the cards

Bangladesh will require dredging its rivers if it is to sign a river transit agreement with Bhutan. It will look to the World Bank for a soft loan...
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Bangladesh to back Bhutan for WB fund for river transit

Bangladesh will urge India to include Bhutan in the tri-nation team eligible for a World Bank fund to increase the navigability of a river transit...
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Big dam issue raging, it’s now river linking

The debate how to allocate natural resources still raging, the northeastern states face more challenges—challenges posed by big dams and river...
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Concern over impact of Bhutan hydel projects

GUWAHATI, Feb 18 – Participants of a meeting on sharing the trans-boundary water information between India and Bhutan, jointly organised by the...
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Assam jittery over Bhutan hydel plans

GUWAHATI: With a number of hydropower projects proposed in Bhutan, experts said Assam, which is located on the downstream of the neighbouring...
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India-Bangladesh

Bangladesh seeks Indian cooperation to build $4 billion Ganges barrage

Bangladesh seeks to build a massive barrage to reverse the damage of rising salinity in the Ganga basin The Bangladeshi government has reached out...
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Flooding worsens in Brahmaputra basin

RANGPUR, Sept 3 (BSS): The flood situation deteriorated further following inundation of more areas due to further rise of water levels of major...
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Bangladesh water resource minister in Delhi to talk on Teesta

Bangladesh Water Resource Minister Anisul Islam Mahmud arrives in New Delhi on Saturday evening for a crucial talk on Teesta water sharing and other...
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New Delhi reassures Dhaka over Teesta water-sharing deal

India has reassured Bangladesh that it is taking all necessary steps to clear the long-pending Teesta water-sharing agreement. “We are trying to...
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Govt eyes tunnel under Brahmaputra: PM

Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday her government was actively considering construction of a tunnel under the Brahmaputra river to...
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National

Redesign dams, not rivers

Engineers require retraining, not the Ganga. This is where I left our conversation in my previous column. Why did I say this? The inter-ministerial...
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In India, a River Is Dissolving an Island

In Assam, India, an island is dissolving like a cube of sugar in a cup of the tea for which the region is famous, and a river is to blame. The New...
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Indian ministry forms working group on hydropower generation on common river basins

Indian Ministry of Power, Water Resources and External Affairs has approved the formation of a working group to coordinate with Bangladesh and Nepal...
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Dams may dry up Ganga, warns ministerial group

NEW DELHI: Recognizing that the plethora of dams built and planned in the Ganga basin could almost empty the river of its waters in the winter...
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Concerns over India rivers order

A supreme court order in India asking the government to link more than 30 rivers and divert waters to parched areas has sparked concerns in...
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4 nations eye hydropower

Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Bhutan are to form two sub-regional alliances for cooperation in producing electricity from trans-boundary river waters...
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India, Nepal and Bangladesh Support Efficient Exploitation of Ganges

New Delhi, Apr 15 (Prensa Latina) India, Nepal and Bangladesh decided to join efforts to preserve Ganges river and use its waters in hydroelectric,...
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Nepal, India & Bangladesh to make most of Ganga water, hydropower

According to a note prepared by the Ministries of Power, Water Resources and External Affairs, the Ganga Basin has tremendous potential for...
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In deep waters

South Asians share a common historical lineage, of revering and desecrating their rivers with equal impunity at the same time. No wonder, major...
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Water availability shrinking fast in Pakistan: study

The Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF), a grass-roots non-governmental organisation (NGO), has launched a year-long campaign titled “Freedom of...
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