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15 Sep 2020 SYDNEY, Australia
More than 1.2 billion people are at threat of being displaced by 2050, due to environmental change, conflict and civil unrest, warns a new report by think tank the Institute of Economics & Peace.Predictions include that by 2040, 5.4 billion people – more than half of the world's projected population – will live in the 59 countries experiencing high or extreme water stress, including India and China...
25 Oct 2019 Washington DC, United States
Remarkable US Army Climate Change Report Studies Conflict Risk, What Caused Syria War, Bangladesh Risk, Geo-engineering!
A combination of global starvation, war, drought and disease could have devastating effects on world security according to a report from several United States agencies including the US Army, Defense Intelligence Agency, and NASA, under the rubric of the United States Army War College.The study, “Implications of Climate Change for the U...
3 Feb 2019 NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar
Myanmar Considers Alternatives To Controversial China-funded Dam, Cardinal Speaks Out Against Project
A Myanmar government project commission is considering alternatives to the controversial Chinese-backed Myitsone Dam on the Irrwaddy River in the northern state of Kachin, which is politically unstable. The project has been stalled since 2011 in the face of considerable public opposition due to environmental and social impacts...
4 Dec 2018 Tegucigalpa, Honduras
A court in Honduras has found seven men guilty of the murder of renowned environmental activist Berta Caceres who was shot dead in her home by gunmen in 2016 after receiving death threats for her opposition to the Aqua Zarca hydro-electric dam.Judges at the court in Tegucigalpa November 29 said two officials from the construction firm Desa - Sergio Rodríguez and Douglas Bustillo - had helped organize the killing along with former soldier Mariano Díaz...
29 Oct 2018 PASIGHAT, India
Students in India's northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh held a protest rally October 24 to demand a water treaty with China in response to recent geological river disasters in China which threatened flooding of downstream regions of India, forcing the evacuation of thousands.In response to two geological disasters in recent weeks, leaders of three federal units of All Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union (AAPSU) claimed that China has hatched a conspiracy against India and has created "man-made disasters" in Arunachal Pradesh and downstream Assam...
1 Feb 2018 BANGKOK
Bangkok followed Malaysian cities in being submerged by flash floods this week. Scenes of people, cars and buildings sunk deep in murky water are becoming almost an everyday phenomena, as cities across Southeast Asia are paralysed in the grip of climate change. The time has now come to get past the shock and complaints and find the solutions...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
India Roundup: China Criticized over Info-block, Brahmaputra Treaty Urged, India and US “Sabotage” Indus Treaty?, Dam Protest Violence Warning, Kerala/Tamil Nadu, Karnataka/Telangana, Sustainable Sugar Initiative and More
India Criticizes China Over Block on InfoAt a time when major rivers in Himachal Pradesh are in spate due to heavy rain, lack of information from China on water inflow from the Pareechu rivulet that flows through the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) has prompted India’s Central Water Commission (CWC) to seek intervention of the ministry of water resources (Hindustan Times)...
16 Aug 2017 WARRENTON VA, United States
China Roundup: Water Quality Improving, Deadly Storms Cause Landslides and Dam Breach, Beihatan Dam Construction Commences, Polluted River Media Stunt, South-North Transfer: Farms Closed and More
Uneven Progress in Reducing Water PollutionChina's water quality is improving overall but progress is uneven, with some regions finding it hard to meet the annual quality improvement targets, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said Monday. Xinhua reported August 14th that in the first half of the year, the proportion of monitored surface water reaching Grade III or above, which could be used for drinking, rose to 70 percent across the country, up 1...
24 Oct 2016 GUANGZHOU, China
Typhoon Haima, which made landfall in south China on October 21st, has damaged dams and water facilities in the city of Shanwei, in Guangdong Province.According to the Shanwei disaster relief office, heavy winds and rainfall from Haima caused 59 dikes to rupture and damaged 21 dam gates and 179 water facilities...
29 Sep 2016 TAIPEI, Taiwan
Taipei on September 27th halted water withdrawals from reservoirs supplying the city after heavy rains and mudslides brought by Typhoon Megi caused high turbidity levels.The storm has killed four people and injured 329 others.According to the Taipei Water Department, turbidity in the Xindian River exceeded 12,000 nephelometric turbidity units in the wake of the storm...
28 Sep 2016 HONG KONG
China is exploring the idea of building “sponge cities” to solve the problem of urban flooding. Hong Kong has used the concept in a decade of infrastructure upgrades. Water-logging has plagued many cities in South China following this year’s frequent heavy rainstorms but not Hong Kong, where some of the excessive rainwater is absorbed by large underground storage tanks.
22 Sep 2016 TAIPEI, Taiwan
The Taiwan Water Corporation (TWC) announced this week that it has restored water service to 720,000 households in southern Taiwan that lost supply ias a result of Super Typhoon Meranti.As of September 16th, all pipeline reconnections had been completed, and supply was completed restored to affected homes in Kaohsiung, the TWC said...