Terms searched: Drought
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
13 Feb 2022 KAMPALA, Uganda
IGAD organizes 2nd Water Dialogue Forum on "Groundwater For Resilience"; the axis of groundwater for peace and stability, groundwater for climate change and resilience to drought
21 Nov 2021 DAMASCUA, Syria
Climate change-linked extreme drought, continued armed conflict in the region, and up-stream blockage aggravate water shortages in rural Syria.
7 Apr 2021 TEL AVIV, Israel
Water Sharing Arrangement Sates Back To 1994 Peace Treaty. Jordan Drought Continues. Natanyahu's Fractious Relationship With King Abdullah.
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Egypt and Sudan have renewed their calls for a new negotiating mechanism mediated by four international parties to help resolve the long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the GERD (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) project.It comes as the US plans to review the freeze of $272 Million USD in aid to Ethiopia imposed by the Trump administration in response to its GERD actions...
4 Mar 2021 KABUL, Afghanistan
The government of India has signed a $236 Million USD deal to build the Shahtoot Dam in Kabul which will provide fresh drinking water for roughly 2 million residents and support irrigation efforts across Afghanistan.The Pakistan government continues to express concern about Shahtoot River interventions that will reduce water flow into their country by 16 to 17 percent...
7 Feb 2021 ACCRA
Mr Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has tasked countries within the Volta Basin to scale up disaster risk reduction systems to mitigate the perennial flooding and drought in the area. He said even though a lot had been achieved through the implementation of some early warning and disaster prevention initiatives, more needed to be done by member countries, especially in terms of up scaling existing disaster risk reduction systems to curb the trend.
12 Jan 2021 KHARTOUM, Sudan
The latest round of tripartite (Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan) talks around the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have broken down, following a long-standing diplomatic pattern.Background: The GERD Saga (90 news articles)Negotiations were scheduled to commence 10 January to agree upon filling and operation of the reservoir behind the dam, but “failed to reach an acceptable agreement to resume negotiations” according to Sudan state media...
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...
7 Dec 2020 Paris, France
The annual Paris Peace Forum, meeting in November, included a panel presentation / “debate”, presenting cooperation initiatives around water contributing to peace and development, highlighting hydrodiplomacy with examples of solutions in transboundary basins, in preparation for the 9th World Water Forum...
23 Nov 2020 TBILISI
Georgia has launched repair works of the south-eastern section of Tiriponi Irrigation Canal after what seems to be a rare deal with Moscow-backed Tskhinvali Region/South Ossetian authorities. The Canal, a key part of the irrigation scheme in a drought-prone area Shida Kartli region, originating near Russian-occupied Tskhinvali and traversing the occupation line into Tbilisi-held villages multiple times, has been largely abandoned since the 2008 Russo-Georgian War...
3 Nov 2020 VIENTIENE, Laos
China has agreed to provide year-round water data to the Mekong River Commission (MRC), to improve river monitoring, and flood and drought forecasting in downstream Mekong basin countries.Over the last 18 years, China has shared water and rainfall data from June to October (in the flood season) from two hydrological stations located on the Upper Mekong mainstream...