The government has directed regional authorities countrywide to initiate a special campaign that will sensitize the community to harvest rain water and address shortages.
Fighting at a dam in Syria held by the Islamic State group has put the water barrier at risk of a catastrophic collapse, a technical source said. The ongoing clashes at Tabqa dam have damaged its power station, forcing a halt to operations on Sunday, risking dangerous rising water levels.
There has been no feasibility study yet for the construction of water pipeline from Salima to Lilongwe to tap water from Lake Malawi, Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) who owns the contract has confirmed.
A plan to extract millions of litres of water out of a Unesco world heritage site, send it by pipe to the coast and ship it to foreign markets for bottling has ignited a campaign over water resources in New Zealand.
The theme of World Water Day 2017 —Why waste water? —highlights the importance of conserving our limited freshwater resources. As more of the world’s population moves to urban areas, water conservation and reuse are ever more critical as part of efforts to provide adequate water and sanitation for all.
A conservation trust manager angry at Environment Minister Nick Smith's swimmable river stance has challenged him to a boxing match - with the loser to "frolic" in one of Christchurch's most polluted swimming holes. Greg Byrnes posted a classified advert on Wednesday challenging Dr Smith to a "Queensbury Rules fist fight".
The government in Karnataka on Friday said there was no question of releasing Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu in line with the Supreme Court’s directive as the state itself was facing a shortage of drinking water. “There is no water for drinking purposes. If we had water we could have released. We have 3-4 tmc ft shortage to provide drinking water to Bengaluru, Mysuru and surrounding villages.
Some 600 million children – or 1 in 4 children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.
This week, India demonstrated two very different approaches towards sharing water resources with its neighbours. Pakistan will have to live with the fact that India plans to continue utilisation of its allocation under the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT), as it refused to countenance any change of design of the Miyar dam in J&K.
With Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina scheduled to be in India from April 7 to 10, the Centre has said that all stakeholders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, will be taken “on board” before going ahead with a Teesta water sharing pact.
India can never skip the proposed World Bank-mediated negotiation process as such parleys are very much part and parcel of mechanism defined under the Indus Waters Treaty, said a senior official on Thursday.
Thames Water has been fined a record £20m after pumping 1.9 billion litres of untreated sewage into the River Thames. The company admitted water pollution and other offences at sewage facilities in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire following spills in 2013 and 2014. The £20.3m fine is the largest penalty handed down to a water utility for an environmental disaster.
The Royal Irrigation Department (RID) will next month reduce water volumes being released from four major dams in the Chao Phraya River basin to save water for next year's dry season.
The long-awaited results of a review into the city’s water management and conservation strategy should be released in the second half of the year. The Water Supplies Department said it would then discuss the results with advisory bodies, green groups, professionals and academics.
With demand outstripping supply of water, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is waking up to the possibility of water scarcity triggering social unrest in the country and leading to water wars between states.
Manila Water Company Inc. and partner Mitsubishi Corp. are eyeing a large-scale project that would help reduce non-revenue water in Yangon, Myanmar. In a statement, Manila Water said it was expecting to submit jointly with Mitsubishi a proposal for the project, following a pilot showcase.
Direct water usage in Hong Kong has risen 17 per cent per person over the past two decades, but resource management experts warn the impact of the city’s indirect consumption is far greater.
The Gold Coast Desalination Plant is ramping up its water production once again while the Mudgeeraba treatment plant is offline. The traditional water treatment facility will be temporarily offline while critical infrastructure maintenance is performed.
In a study conducted in one of the world's oldest and most biologically diverse deserts, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis scientists explore the origins of water other than rainfall and are identifying multiple origins.