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16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.
16 Apr 2021 Chennai, India
New research predicts that Indian monsoons will become stronger and more chaotic without collective climate action from policy makers across the globe. Scientists warn that increased rainfall in the region will be detrimental to India's agricultural industry and the economy.
14 Apr 2021 TEHRAN
Major investments in water and power infrastructure in the Islamic Republic. Three provinces will benefit.
14 Apr 2021 HYDERABAD
Saucer pits dug and filled with water to keep wild animals hydrated and away from human population
14 Apr 2021 ANKARA
Diplomatic and media bickering regarding what happened in Ankara. Xinjiang-related issues related?
13 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.
13 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Clock starts on implementation of Mongolia Water Compact. Five-year construction schedule for advanced water purification plant, wastewater recycling and construction of additional groundwater wells to address growing needs in capital city.
10 Apr 2021 ALOR SETAR, Malaysia
Interstate squabbling escalates in competition for water resources. NGO coalition pleas for mediation and unity to protect forest from land clearing and logging.
10 Apr 2021 JARARTA, Indonesia
Flash floods and landslides in East Timor force mass evacuations and destroy COVID PPE storage facility.
10 Apr 2021 SHOPIAN
Irrigation canals and water channels in the apple-rich belts of Shopian are running dry due to continuing illegal mining of rivers.
10 Apr 2021 NAYPIYTAW
Myanmar’s young people are calling on their fellow citizens not to celebrate the country’s major traditional new year water festival next week. The boycott is an act of defiance and a way of honoring around 500 killed by the military junta.
10 Apr 2021 NANJING
Global warming is greening the deserts of Xinjiang as rising temperatures lead to doubling of rainfall over half a century. Scientists warn infrastructure planning and quality standards need to be updated to prepare for "lots of water".