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2 Nov 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Effects of climate change will increase competition for water resources, causing food scarcity and heightening social tensions around the world within 20 to 30 years.
4 Oct 2021 BONN
Regional variations in climate will affect smallholders. No silver bullets to assist in survival.
4 Oct 2021 ANKARA
Drinking water supplies in major cities and tourist areas threatened by toxic combination of climate change and water management policies.
4 Oct 2021 KAMPALA, Uganda
Access to water and sanitation linked to climate change in new reports from WaterAid Nigeria
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
8 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Government to reduce number of cargo ships permitted on the Parana River basin, part of Brazil’s fourth- largest waterway for cargo transport. Restrictions could impact Brazil’s agriculture sector, particularly in the major farming states of Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo which rely on the 2,400km waterway for crop transportation.
6 Mar 2021 BRUSSELS, Belgium
Water features highly in a new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change aimed at shifting the focus from examining the problem to implementing solutions.Identifying the availability and sustainability of freshwater as “fundamental for climate resilience”, the Commission is seeking to prioritise transformational changes in all sectors through enhanced engagement of the Common Implementation Strategy (CIS) of the Water Framework and Floods Directives and is pushing hard for nature-based solutions and cross-border cooperation...
4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
16 Feb 2021 EXETER
A new study projects that summers across the continent will become drier for most of Europe through the century. Furthermore, human induced climate change is expected to increase the frequency of extremely dry conditions across all of Europe. The study analysed not only summer trends and extreme events through modelling rainfall changes, but also considers the effect of temperature warming via changes in evapotranspiration, following SSP2 4...
9 Feb 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Three peace agreements were signed in Mali during January in a bid to end violence among communites that has plagued the circle of Koro in the centre of the country.The terms of the agreements were brokered by the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), a Swiss-based private diplomacy organisation, include commitments to peace by “pardoning past actions and disseminating messages of peace and cohesion” and “facilitating the use of natural resources and land by all communities”...
8 Feb 2021 NEW DELHI, India
While Indian farmers protest against threats to their subsistence livelihoods from three new laws impacting the way produce is priced and sold, the existing state-controlled pricing system continues to be associated with strain on the nation's water resources.Continuing protests against changes to India’s farming laws, reported as the world’s largest peaceful civic process until violence erupted this week, are gaining traction in global media...
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...