Terms searched: Drought
31 May 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
Major population centres, globally, face increasing water scarcity due to population growth and climate change; warns of health risks associated with poor quality water.
31 May 2022 PARIS, France
In France, imited winter rain in February and March has been followed by an exceptionally dry May. Two-thirds of France’s soils have been classified as ‘dry to very dry’, and more than 50% of the 16 French departments have already instituted water use restrictions.
25 May 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's copper and lithium producers resort to desalination, water re-use, shorter showers. Government struggles to find balance global climate policies and economic benefit of mining.
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.
5 Apr 2022 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Ongoing drought, coupled with rising global temperatures and extensive dam construction upstream in China and Laos have left thousands of residents in Cambodia's capital without sufficient access to clean and safe drinking water.
30 Mar 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
A new joint research report by the British Geological Survey and UK-based NGO, Water Aid, has positioned groundwater as a neglected defence against climate change. The researchers claim that there is enough groundwater under the African continent for most countries to survive at least five years of drought, and in some cases, more than 50 years.
1 Mar 2022 LISBON, Portugal
Emergency allocation to assist cattle farmers; Portugal and Spain appeal to European Union for assistance
1 Mar 2022 RABAT, Morocco
Government supports public awareness campaigns, water rationing, continued investment in desalination and food subsidies. Agriculture and tourism hard hit.
14 Feb 2022 LONDON
The drought not only is impacting miners, but also farmers and wine makers, which has led the authorities to reform the nation’s water code.
14 Feb 2022 LISBON
The Portuguese Institute of Meteorology (IPMA) warns that a drought, that started in November 2021, has worsened, with 54% of the country now in moderate drought, 34% in severe drought and 11% in extreme drought.
14 Feb 2022 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina
Historic drought has affected commodity transportation on the river, regional ecosystems, fishing industry and tourism and power production. Continuation of below-normal levels of precipitation anticipated.
14 Feb 2022 ROME, Italy
Twelve to 14 million people affected; mounting livestock losses; donor community has committed only 2 percent of requirements.