ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources (PCRWR) has found 12 out of 77 bottled water brands unsafe for human consumption. Twelve out of 77 bottled water brands are unsafe, says the PCRWR quarterly-year (April-June) report. According to the 15-page report, Nadiq Water, Pan Pure, Maz Fresh, Marjan, Vina, Aqua-One, Active, Nation, Hamaliya, Aqua National, Pineo and Asal Pio Na, are unsafe and a major cause of serious health hazards.
KARACHI, April 19: While the findings of an examination of water samples taken on a request of the Sindh Environment Protection Agency from a `polluting drain` feeding the Keenjhar Lake are expected to be out by Friday evening, a senior official of the irrigation department said that an increase in the lake inflow that some experts recommended to reduce toxicity could not be done due to serious water shortage.
AS a result of the construction of a dam at Diamer Bhasha on the Karakoram Highway, a 160km-long lake will form on the Indus river, upstrea
OROUMIEH LAKE (Iran): Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on earth — home to migrating flamingos, pelicans and gulls, has shrunken by 60 per cent and could disappear entirely in just a few years, experts say — drained by drought, misguided irrigation policies, development and the damming of rivers that feed it.
KARACHI, Feb 10: The issue of the city’s acute water shortage and an inordinate delay in implementing the much-awaited Greater Karachi Water Supply project, commonly known as K-IV, will be discussed at length by the Sindh Assembly’s standing committee on local government at a meeting scheduled for Friday.
KARACHI, Jan 23: The annual cleaning and de-silting of 22-kilometre-long Hub canal have been deferred for the fourth consecutive year by the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board despite the fact that such an exercise could only be carried out in the winter season.
KARACHI, Jan 23: Sewage gushing out of a major sewerage line passing through a locality near the Lines Area inundated a major portion of M. A. Jinnah Road on Sunday evening and within a few hours flooded many localities foul smell and causing great hardship to the residents of Lines Area as well as motorists and pedestrians.
The KWSB officials concerned could not attend to the problem till late in the night and no responsible official could be reached by phone for comments as their cellphones appeared switched off.
HYDERABAD, Jan 10: Thousands of water purification plants worth tens of millions of rupees are no longer purifying water because their cartridges have outlived their utility and now people are drinking contaminated water in the name of filtered water, according to a report prepared by the Association for Research and Development of Rural Areas.
KARACHI, Dec 26: Almost all households around the three Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) believe that the pollution of water environment in the city is a serious issue and that the treatment of sewage is important to improve the “water environment as well as living environment”, said a survey report.
ISLAMABAD, Dec 22: Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (PakEPA) told a Senate committee on Wednesday that soak pits and septic tanks were temporary arrangements to control the flow of solid waste into the Rawal Lake.
“We need treatment plants and proper piping to completely divert the toxic flow away from the lake,” emphasised DG Pak-EPA, Asif Shuja to the Senate Standing Committee on Environment.