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2010-12-08 21:08:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from Asian Development Bank at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=1c724bb0-c57f-4bf1-bd33-8970bb3a08ca&lr=ls# Nam Theun 2, the Lao People's Democratic Republic's (Lao PDR) largest hydropower facility, was officially inaugurated today, signaling a new era for growth, development and poverty reduction in the landlocked Southeast Asian country. Over 90% of the electricity generated by the project is...

2008-09-29 06:00:20

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "Water From Hebei Eases Beijing Water Shortage"] Beijing, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) - After travelling ten days, water from three big reservoirs in neighbouring Hebei Province arrived on Sunday at Tuancheng Lake in the renowned Summer Palace in Beijing's northwest. It's part of China's massive South-to-North Water Diversion Project which lasts from Sept. 18 to March 10, 2009. During the six...

2008-09-18 12:00:21

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "1st Ld: 300 Million Cubic Meters of Water Sent From Hebei To Beijing To Tackle Shortage"] Shijiazhuang, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) - A water shortage in Beijing is being tackled with the diversion of 300m cubic metres of water from Hebei Province, as of 10 a.m. on Thursday. It will arrive in Beijing in 10 days. The diversion will flow from three reservoirs, the first being Huangbizhuang, and last...

2008-08-09 03:00:16

By Anonymous RIVERS AROUND THE WORLD are being tamed by massive hydroelectric dams, with high-profile projects under construction in Laos and China and several proposed for the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. Researcher Guy Lanza of the University of Massachusetts Amherst is working to limit the environmental impact of these projects, which he says often deliver a legacy of economic hardship and health problems instead of prosperity for people living near the dams and downstream. 'After dam...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By D'Souza, Rohan For several decades following 1947, the modern large dam in India presented itself as a political conundrum, often voiced in strange, contradictory tones. In an oft-quoted speech in July 1954 Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister (1947-64), likened the large dam to a "modern temple." Later, in a less remembered speech before a gathering of engineers and technocrats in 1958, Nehru, as if in contrition, bemoaned the quest for big dams as a "disease of gigantism."1...

2008-07-22 06:00:00

By Andrew Martin Global food shortages have placed the Middle East and North Africa in a quandary because they are facing a choice of growing more crops to feed an expanding population or preserving their already scant supply of water. For decades, countries in this region have drained aquifers, sucked the salt from seawater and diverted the Nile to make the deserts bloom. But those projects were so costly and used so much water that it remained far more practical to import food than to...

2006-12-06 15:00:30

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Inyo County Board of Supervisors Chair Susan Cash made history today as they released the first flow of water into the Lower Owens River since the City of Los Angeles began diverting water from it nearly a century ago. "By opening these gates today, we will demonstrate to the world that the great City of Los Angeles is prepared to own up to its history and that we can thrive in partnership and in balance with our neighbors and with the...

2006-11-15 15:00:26

Affirming its commitment to the environment, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), together with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin), have announced a proposed agreement to further reduce dust blowing off the dry Owens Lake by expanding the dust control area and using new methods that will save water and costs for the City of Los Angeles. The agreement between LADWP and Great Basin, which requires approval of the governing boards of...


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