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.
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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.
The Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has ordered allocation 175 million riyals to purchase desalinated water annually from mobile stations to meet the growing demand for desalinated water in Saudi Arabia.
Irish Water reportedly needs to plug a €2bn funding gap to ensure Dublin has enough supply. It is reported that Dublin could run out of water by 2025. A 170-km pipeline needs to be built to bring 330 million litres of water a day from the Shannon to ensure this does not happen,
Oxfam's deputy chief executive has resigned over the handling of a sex scandal involving aid workers. The charity is accused of concealing the findings of an inquiry into claims staff used prostitutes while delivering aid in Haiti in 2011.
Ministries of Agriculture, Endowments, Water Resources and Irrigation discussed on Tuesday action plans for rationalizing water consumption nationwide in addition to maximizing the country’s utilization of its water resources.
Water sharing between countries that share rivers is a huge political challenge. In recent history there have been few cases where such disagreements have led to violence or military action. Still, reaching a satisfactory agreement on water allocation and quality control remains a big challenge for nation states.
Russia has long been characterized as an exporter of oil and gas but it may just have found a new export item: drinking water. A Chinese firm, as yet unnamed, plans to supply water from the Russian Far East to southern provinces of the People’s Republic. The company’s plans are reportedly under discussion by regional authorities in Russia.
The government plans to sign a loan agreement worth €300m to develop Lake Qarun by the end of February. Government sources said that three parties will finance the project, including the European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and the European Union (EU).
The initial plans to jointly set up a multi-billion-dollar pipeline that will draw water from the Atlantic Ocean and be shared as desalinated water by Namibia and Botswana is still on the cards. This was reaffirmed by visiting Botswana President Lieutenant-General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, who is in Namibia on a two-day state visit.
Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag has affirmed that the Netherlands is committed to working closely with the Vietnamese government to further deepen their bilateral cooperation, while creating favourable conditions for hi-tech enterprises in the field of water management and flood control of both sides to cooperate and solve issues related to flooding in u
Local growers Tuesday protested against water shortage and mills owners for their denial of purchasing sugarcane on the government rate of Rs182 per 40kg.
The cabinet Tuesday approved a water development plan for the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and infrastructure projects in the eastern region worth 33.5 billion baht for fiscal 2018.
Ten Democratic states and a coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump administration Tuesday for delaying enforcement of an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule meant to protect waterways.
Authorities on Monday announced uncovering a major water theft case, under which some 48,000 cubic metres of freshwater were being diverted monthly for the irrigation of over 100 dunums of lands in Lubban.
Archroma today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Pakistan). The MoU paves the way for formal cooperation between the two institutions in Pakistan, leading to projects mainly related to water conservation in the textile industry there.
A fear of dying plays a role in people buying bottled water, even though they know it may not be good for them or the planet, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. The study suggests that most bottled-water advertising campaigns target a deep psychological vulnerability in humans, compelling them to buy and consume particular products.