Since 2010, the cholera epidemic in Haiti has directly affected 805,000 people and taken the lives of more than 9,480 [official figures as of 11 March 2017]. The UN-backed national and international efforts have led to a 90 per cent reduction in the number of suspected cases of cholera compared with the peak of the epidemic in 2011.
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"Water wars" are erupting in South Carolina, and the withdrawals by high-tech companies like Google are increasingly controversial.
China, the UK, the European Union and Brazil have all filed questions at the United Nations about the United States’ policies on climate change amid international concern that Donald Trump will withdraw the US from the historic Paris Agreement.
The City of Cape Town has confirmed the city’s feeder dams only have enough water left for 88 days. Residents have been asked to lower their water usage to 600 million litres per day, previously 700, amid threats of severe drought.
Despite the fact the 47th global annual event urges people to “build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet”, the President ceased to make any explicit mention of global warming.
After seven years during which Egypt froze its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative in objection to the Entebbe Agreement — which does not recognize Egypt’s historical annual water quota from the Nile River and gives upstream countries the right to build dams without any prior notice — the Egyptian team handling the Nile water issue at the Foreign Ministry and Water Resources Ministry embark
Six arrests for disorderly conduct at a Flint, Michigan town hall last week have been widely criticized as the city continues to battle its water crisis. "This is a people's movement and I don't think people are realizing that," Flint resident Abel Delgado announced at a protest following his arrest. "I'm still [in] awe just at what happened yesterday...
Whether we're poisoning, drowning, or dehydrating our enemies into submission, we humans have long waged war over water (Popular Science article).
An Indian politician who attempted to cover a dam in sheets of polystyrene has been left red-faced after his bizarre water-saving scheme backfired. Tamil Nadu state minister Sellur K. Raju waded into the dam with dozens of sheets of polystyrene, convinced they could help reduce water evaporation in the drought-stricken state.
While Matt Damon and Gary White (co-founders of water.org) were in Washington last week lobbying finance ministers at the World Bank to support loans in water and sanitation – an estimated 565 million people could benefit – just a few blocks away the occupant of the White House seems less than enthusiastic about foreign aid.
In a case involving a Re 1 battle between an activist and a famous fast food restaurant chain over free and clean drinking water, 47-year-old Sudha Katwa has won the battle against Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
Cuba is experiencing one of its worst droughts in 100 years. Although the government provides drinking water, the shortages caused by the lack of rain are compounded by an aging and dilapidated infrastructure, Al Jazeera reports.
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.
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.