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10 Feb 2022 ABERDEEN, United Kingdom
A new report suggests that beavers could make an important contribution to improving the condition of Scotland’s rivers, including helping to improve water quality and limiting the effects of drought.
25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drinking water and energy supply.
The drought is expected to cost local grains farmers and exporters $315 Million USD across a six-month period, according to the Rosario grains exchange.
22 Jul 2021 ANKARA
Hatchings down by 50 Percent, most of these perished.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
2 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Persistent dry weather in central and southern Brazil has led to a water scarcity warning, rising electricity prices, falling crop yields and the threat of wildfires. Lowest reservoir levels since 2015 cause headache for the country's largest electricity source, while commodities markets see hike in sugar and coffee futures.
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...
16 Feb 2021 BEIJING
China will expand a massive project that diverts water from the Yangtze River Basin to the drought-prone north this year, making the Xiong'an New Area in Hebei province one of the new beneficiaries.Almost 9.5 billion cubic meters of water was diverted through the South-North Water Diversion Project last year, taking the total amount diverted to more than 40 billion cubic meters, Jiang Xuguang, chairman of South-North Water Diversion Group, told the company's annual work conference on Friday...
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...
8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
21 Jan 2021 HARARE, Zimbabwe
Human rights groups have called on the Zimbabwean government to ensure access to clean water amid tightening COVID-19 lockdown restrictions across the country.The Zimbabwe Human rights NGO Forum (HR Forum) has expressed concern that the latest national lockdown, implemented 5 January, could further exacerbate “a lack of basic amenities such as water and health services”, and calls on the government to provide vulnerable communities with “food aid packages, allowances, and grants in addition to potable water”...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...
21 Jan 2021 EAST LANSING MI, United States
Rising global temperatures could result in a startling increase in frequent and severe droughts and water scarcity, affecting food security and escalation in conflict and human migration according to new research. Findings of "Global terrestrial water storage and drought severity under climate change", published 11 January in Nature Climate Change and based on a set of 27 hydrological simulations, indicate that climate change will reduce terrestrial water storage (TWS) across a number of regions, with areas located in the Southern Hemisphere most at risk...