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21 Apr 2022 BEIJING
China Development Bank and Agricultural Development Bank of China are focusing on major water conservation projects, including flood prevention, disaster relief, rural water supply and others. Funds have already been released.
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
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".
4 Feb 2021 DELHI, India
Any attempt by China to build a mega dam upstream of the Brahmaputra River would be an “encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh,” the government of India has said. A 20 January statement released by the Jal Shakti Ministry (India’s ministry for water) and widely reported in the Indian media following a meeting of the nation’s Central Water Commission added that such a move would “adversely affect the availability of water in the Brahmaputra basin during the lean season”...
4 Feb 2021 HAMILTON, Canada
The world's dam-building spree from 1930 to 1970 is catching up with some nations as they face the risks of a crumbling infrastructure exacerbated by climate change. "Ageing Water Storage Infrastructure: An Emerging Global Risk", a report published in January by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), identifies that most of the world’s 58,700 large dams were built during that period with a design life of 50 to 100 years, with 93 Percent of them located in just 25 countries...
9 Jan 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Christian Aid's annual assessment of weather disasters reports an estimated $150 Billion USD in damages in 2020, reflecting long-term impact of global warming.An estimated 4 Percent of the economic losses from climate-related extreme events occurred in low-income countries were insured, compared to 60 Percent in high-income countries...
17 Dec 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
The World Meterological Organization (WMO) assesses that 2020 is on track to be the second warmest year in the most recent decade, with the warmest six years being since 2015.Preliminary information, based on data collected from January to October 2020, shows how high-impact events such as floods, extreme heat and wildfires affected millions of people...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
17 Dec 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
A new, United States-funded real-time data platform using remote sensing is designed to bring transparency to dam operations in China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Cambodia. While the platform will aid understanding of the effects of upstream dams, it may also exacerbate US-China rivalry in the basin...
15 Dec 2020 BEIJING
Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng has called for efforts to advance eco-conservation and high-quality development of the Yellow River basin. Han stressed regarding water resources as the biggest constraint on the development of population, cities and industries. More efforts should be made to protect and restore ecological systems, focus on improving water quality and step up comprehensive treatment of environmental pollution...
8 Dec 2020 NEW DELHI, India
PowerChina has announced plans to construct up to 60 gigawatts (GW) of hydropower capacity on the Yarlung Tsangpo River (known in downstream India as the Brahmaputra River) in The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), prompting concern from downstream riparian countries.The plans for the project, described as being three times the capacity of the Three Gorges Dam, are viewed in China as a “historic opportunity” to increase China’s clean energy plan and to support the country’s water supply security...
9 Nov 2020 JIAMUSI
Heilongjiang province, a major rice producer, has adopted irrigation methods in more than half of its rice planting areas in a bid to curb over use of water. The new irrigation approach is being used in 2 million hectares of the province's 3.8 million hectares of rice fields, said the Heilongjiang Department of Water Resources...