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28 Feb 2022 TEHRAN
Cultivation of water-intensive crops such as paddy and corn is banned in Khuzestan next summer due to severe water shortages and continuing drought.
26 Oct 2021 BAGHDAD, Iraq
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO),,the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) call for urgent food assistance in face of three-year Iraq drought. Crop reduction impacts.
4 May 2021 TEL AVIV
Since 1997, much research and monitoring has gone into addressing the primary pollutants in Israel’s streams: sewage, animal waste, agricultural drainage, and summer droughts.
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...
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...
7 Feb 2021 EDMONTON
Amid concerns about droughts, selenium pollution, at-risk species and Indigenous consultation, the Alberta government is poised to allow coal companies to undercut a functioning water market. The Alberta government’s rescindment of a longstanding coal policy, leaving previously protected lands available to open-pit coal mining, has locals concerned about family livelihoods...
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”...
13 Oct 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
In a post-hospitalisation interview with right-wing media outlet Fox News, US President Donald Trump has ridiculed California Democrats for conservation policies that protect the endangered Delta smelt.This old campaign rant claims that the state had sent “millions of gallons of water out to sea, out the Pacific” and warned that the Democrat-run state might have to ration water supplies...
1 Oct 2020 THE HAGUE, Netherlands
The latest in a series of guest columns written for OOSKAnews and The Water Diplomat by participants in different parts of the international water community. In this article, Tobias Schmitz discusses human rights, water security and climate change in advance of a 13 October UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility high-level webinar on the subject...
29 Sep 2020 COLOMBO, Sri Lanka
Dynamic groundwater storage provides opportunities to increase agricultural production during the dry season and enhance resilience to droughts, says a report by the International Management Water Institute (IMWI). "Underground Transfer of Floods for Irrigation (UTFI): Exploring the Potential at the Global Scale", found that co-managing floods and droughts at the river basin scale could provide more reliable water supplies, particularly in areas of water scarcity...
14 Sep 2020 CANBERRA, Australia
The Government of Australia has spent $4.9 Billion USD recovering water and increasing river flows in an attempt to improve the health of the Murray Darling Basin’s ecosystems as part of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, which aims to bring the basin back to a healthier and sustainable level, while continuing to support farming and other industries for the benefit of the Australian community...
12 Sep 2020 DENVER CO
For more than 20 years, negotiations among the seven states that rely on the Colorado River have avoided lawsuits, even as drought and population growth threaten the river’s flows. That may change as a promise to rush the environmental review of a diversion project between the Colorado River’s upper and lower basins has six states suggesting lawsuits challenging the project could topple years of agreements...