An official from Beijing's south-to-north water diversion project office is being investigated for suspected serious law violation, said the Beijing municipal supervision commission. Zeng Fanxin, an inspector with Beijing's south-to-north water diversion project office, is being investigated by the commission.
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In December, it was alleged that Nestlé was operating immorally after multiple parties accused the brand of overdrawing water from Strawberry Creek watershed in California’s San Bernardino National Forest. A 20-month investigation by the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) suggested that the company has been bottling and selling more water than it has the rights to.
Major transnational conglomerates are lobbying governments in Latin America to achieve the privatisation of the second bigger aquifer system in the world. The lobbying in South America concerns the Guarani Aquifer located underneath Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. A consortium of companies that includes a number of European behemoths is looking for a 100-year concession.
Jordan is committed to implementing the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project despite repeated Israeli signals that it was withdrawing from the regional scheme, a source said on Sunday. An official warned that Israel's frequently suggested withdrawal from the project and deliberate creation of stumbling blocks to hold the project back can "only hurt regional stability".
British shoppers began noticing in recent weeks that hummus prices were up significantly. The cause: a drought thousands of miles away. India, by far the world’s largest producer of chickpeas, mostly grows the legume for domestic consumption.
Disaster assessment teams in Tonga say water, shelter and food are the immediate needs for people still reeling from the destruction wrought by Tropical Cyclone Gita overnight.
Perth's desalination plant has been a lifesaver but debate rages around the value of Sydney's plant which sits broken and idle. Climate scientists and some water experts defend desalination plants as vital insurance that will be needed sooner or later.
A cloud-based, micro-irrigation system tested on a farm in India has cut water use by up to 80% and doubled the crop yield, and could relieve the environmental stress that agriculture places on India’s natural resources.
Reports of weekend attacks by Turkey’s military on water supplies in an offensive against Kurdish units in the Afrin region prompted fresh condemnation from the United Nations.
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that, since 1982, between 3 and 10 percent of the country’s water systems have been in violation of federal Safe Drinking Water Act health standards each year. In 2015 alone, as many as 21 million Americans may have been exposed to unsafe drinking water.
Worldwide glacier retreat and associated future runoff changes raise major concerns over the sustainability of global water resources but global-scale assessments of glacier decline and the resulting hydrological consequences are scarce.
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) remains one of the challenging humanitarian and development issues in Afghanistan. Limited access to WASH means a significant burden of poor health, nutrition, education and protection for children and women. This report sets out 2017 issues and results.
Armed with smartphones, thousands of smallholder farmers across Latin America are set to benefit from a technology boost that will help them deal better with the effects of climate change. A three-year agreement will see farmers receive vital information such as weather forecasts and early warnings via their smartphones, as well as online training and equipment to help improve water usage.
The Russian accusation of the US-led coalition’s possible involvement in the destruction of a key bridge over the Euphrates River in Syria are false, according to Pentagon spokesperson Eric Pahon on Friday.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif will appear before the Supreme Court's bench at Lahore registry on Sunday in the clean water case, Chief Secretary Captain (retd) Zahid Saeed informed the court. The chief minister was summoned after the apex court expressed its reservations over a report presented by Punjab government on the contamination of 540mgd untreated water in the River Ravi.
Russia’s Ingushetia is discussing possible ways of transporting drinking water to Qatar, according to Yunus-bek Yevkurov, head of Ingushetia, who is on a working visit to St. Petersburg. Yevkurov noted that deliveries by air, sea and also by rail via Azerbaijan and Iran are possible.
Brazil slashed its forecast for domestic corn output, citing the hurdles to sowings of safrinha crop from weak prices and a slow soybean harvest, and the setback to some already-planted crop from dry weather.
Snipe is Britain’s first sniffer dog trained to hound down water leaks. The 16-month-old cocker spaniel is chasing leads on burst pipes on behalf of a water company in the North West of England.
Tyler King and Bethany Neilson, researchers at Utah State University, have developed a new method to estimate river discharge using aerial imagery gathered from helicopters and drones. Their new study, published Feb. 7, found that aerial imaging can be just as accurate as older, more expensive field methods in some cases.
Its reputation as a romantic island paradise is legendary, but Hawaii is facing an embarrassing problem with its sewage which could cost around US$1.75 billion to fix. Surfers and snorkellers have fallen victim to skin infections and the state’s drinking water, its coral reefs and famous beaches are all under threat because of a cesspool crisis.