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26 Jul 2021 Zhengzhou, China
The severe rainstorms have now moved north impacting neighbouring cities and regions, with collapsed roads and damaged dams and reservoirs cutting off power leaving thousands trapped without electricity and water supplies. In one incident, 12 drowned in a Zhengzhou train.
Locals were unprepared for the downpours as weather forecasters had issued a warning for extreme rain for the wrong place and time.
Farmers in the Henan region have lost livelihoods with at least 200,000 chickens and up to 6,000 pigs lost in the floods
22 Jul 2021 ANKARA
Hatchings down by 50 Percent, most of these perished.
3 Jun 2021 Nursultan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.
7 May 2021 Istanbul
Turkey's president Erdogan appears determined to press ahead with his Istanbul canal megaproject, despite a lack of financial support from Turkish banks and threats to ecosystems and the city's water supply. Banks cite UN sustainability pact and other risks as reasons for non-involvement.
5 May 2021 Delhi, India
A second fatal glacier break in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand state occurred 60 km from the site of Nanda Devi burst that killed 80 just 11 weeks ago.
30 Apr 2021 SANTA BARBARA, California
Satellite imagery has revealed a 30 Percent reduction in snow pollution resulting from particulate matter, leading to the cleanest snow in 20 years. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the timing of water flow to billions of people, and help mitigate global warming.
23 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.
22 Apr 2021 CHANDIGARH, India
Tube wells will be replaced with treated surface water, offering continuous supply of potable water to growing cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana.
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 Feb 2021 BEIJING
China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.Almost 9.5 billion cubic meters of water was diverted through the South-North Water Diversion Project last year, taking the total amount diverted to more than 40 billion cubic meters, Jiang Xuguang, chairman of South-North Water Diversion Group, told the company's annual work conference on Friday...
9 Feb 2021 New Delhi, India
26 have died and as many as 200 are missing after a glacier collapse in northern India on 8 February, causing deadly flooding in the state of Uttarakhand.On the morning of 7 February the glacier collapsed near Reni village of Chamoli in Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand resulting in a high-speed surge of water to pour down the Rishiganga river completely destroying one hydroelectric dam and damaging another...
7 Feb 2021 DHAKA
The demand for water will go up by 50 per cent by 2050 and some 4.0 billion people in this world face water scarcity at least for a few months of a year. Saber Hossain Chowdhury, chairman of Bangladesh's parliamentary standing committee on Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, came up with the statement while addressing the closing ceremony of the 6th International Water Conference organised by ActionAid Bangladesh on Friday...