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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 WASHINGTON DC
The long running dispute regarding a river system which runs along the Georgia-Florida state line is scheduled to be heard by the US Supreme Court in February.Following three decades of feuds and lawsuits surrounding the shared distribution of water from the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) river system, Florida went to the Supreme Court in 2013 requesting a cap on the amount of water Georgia could use...
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...