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44 -    30.07.2004

 

 

 

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Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 September 2004

758th WILTON PARK CONFERENCE

Environment, Development And Sustainable Peace: Finding Paths To Environmental Peacemaking

Wilton Park, Adelphi Research, Berlin and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington

http://www.wiltonpark.org.uk/web/conferences/wrapper.asp?ConfRef=WP758

 

 

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First phase of Pak-India two-day talks on water row ends

July 30, 2004  ISLAMABAD: Pakistani and Indian officials Thursday began two days of talks to resolve a water sharing row triggered by New Delhi's decision to construct a dam in disputed Kashmir, officials said …

http://www.geo.tv/main_files/pakistan.aspx?id=33012

 

A lake dies...India, Pak debate its water

July 27, 2004 BANDIPORA: When India and Pakistan sit down this week to negotiate the issue of Wular Barrage, they will have less to wrangle over. The dam site, Wular Lake, Asia’s largest fresh water lake, has shrunk to a six-sq-km stinking pool filled with carcasses, plastic bags and silt. The barrage project is stuck as Pakistan says it violates the Indus Water Treaty…

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51862

 

Buy water from India: Pak MPs

July 29, 2004 ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's ruling coalition’s MPs from Punjab province have asked the government to buy water from India to tide over the acute crisis in their region and wanted the 1960 Indus Water Treaty to be renegotiated with New Delhi to get water from the Sutlej…

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=51970

 

Statt Hirse verkaufen die Bauern Wasser

24.7.2004 Die Knappheit von Wasser hat sich in Indien zur Krise verdichtet: Felder bleiben unbestellt, der Grundwasserspiegel sinkt. Wenn dann noch der Monsun ausbleibt, greift manche Regionalregierung zum letzten Mittel: Sie kappt den Nachbarn den Zufluss…

http://www.taz.de/pt/2004/07/24/a0139.nf/text.ges,1

 

Badal meets PM over water issue

JULY 22, 2004 NEW DELHI: Former Punjab Chief Minister and Akali Dal Chief Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and sought his intervention in the water row so that the issue could be decided afresh by the Supreme Court or a tribunal…

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/787170.cms

 

 

u  HINTERGRUND

 

Ministry of Water Resources – Government of India

http://wrmin.nic.in/international/default10.htm

http://wrmin.nic.in/riverbasin/indus.htm

 

Pakistan Water Gateway

http://www.waterinfo.net.pk/fsib.htm

http://www.waterinfo.net.pk/pdf/iwt.pdf

 

Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority

http://www.pakwapda.com/index.html

 

 

u  weitere Links

 

Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database - Oregon State University

http://www.transboundarywaters.orst.edu/publications/atlas/atlas_html/treaties/asia/indus.html

 

Henry L. Stimson Center, Washington, D.C.

http://www.stimson.org/?SN=SA20020116301

http://www.stimson.org/?SN=SA20020116300

 

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu, Nepal

http://www.icimod.org/publications/newsletter/New38/indus.htm

 

World Bank Group

http://info.worldbank.org/etools/bspan/PresentationView.asp?PID=1062&EID=549

 

IUCN Water & Nature Initiative, Gland, Switzerland

http://www.waterandnature.org/flow/cases/Indus.pdf

 

 

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SCV Has Water in the Bank — and Gets to Keep It

7/22/2004   Whenever water is the battlefield in the never-ending war between environmentalists and developers, there tend to be rights and wrongs on both sides…

http://www.the-signal.com/News/ViewStory.asp?storyID=5066

 

National Water Gets International Award

July 22, 2004  NATIONAL Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has received an international award for excellent management, top officials have said. President Yoweri Museveni presented the Golden Star for Management Merit from Worldwide Marketing Organisation (WMO) to NWSC last week at Katabi…

http://allafrica.com/stories/200407220146.html

 

Minister calls for views on water industry

21 Jul 2004   ENVIRONMENT Minister Ross Finnie has urged the public to have their say on the future of the water industry amid growing anger over large increases in domestic and business water bills…

http://news.scotsman.com/uk.cfm?id=832562004

 

 

CSE press release

CSE film on harvesting rain wins “Green-Oscars” nomination

July 20, 2004  New Delhi: Rainwater Harvesting, a 90-second public services advertisement produced by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), New Delhi has been nominated by the Wildscreen 2004 Panda Awards for its Campaign Award category. The United Kingdom’s Wildscreen Awards, dubbed the ‘Green Oscars’, is among the most prestigious in wildlife and environmental filmmaking…

http://www.cseindia.org/aboutus/press_releases/press_20040720.htm

Hintergrund:

http://www.rainwaterharvesting.org/jalswaraj2.htm

 

 

...und dann war da noch:

 

US army food... just add urine

The US military has devised a way to ensure its troops in battle need never go hungry - with dried food that can by rehydrated using dirty water or urine. The meal comes in a pouch that filters out 99.9% of bacteria and most toxic chemicals, says New Scientist magazine…

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3915659.stm

 

 

 

Sommerliche Grüße von der Elbe

Jörg Barandat

http://de.geocities.com/joergbarandat/wassernetz.html

 

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