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23 Sep 2019 ROME, Italy
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) has reported that there are 41 countries that continue to require some external assistance to meet food requirements. Conflicts act as the primary cause of food insecurity, with adverse weather conditions also acutely affecting food availability according to the agency...
8 Mar 2019 CAPE TOWN, South Africa
The BNP Paribas Foundation, under its Climate Initiative program, is funding new research at the University of Cape Town (UCT) to examine the human impact on global warming in the global South.The international, multidisciplinary team from UCT, Oxford University, and the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory is working with experts and reseachers from Benin, Nigeria, Liberia and Kenya...
14 Nov 2018 Paris
Rapid population growth and poor infrastructure have put two out of three cities in Africa at “extreme risk” of the threats posed by climate change, according to a new analysis. Study focuses on Bangui in the Central African Republic, Liberia’s capital Monrovia and the Congolese city of Mbuji-Mayi as three most at-risk cities.
16 Nov 2017 Washington, DC
The aid agency of the USA has released a strategy document regarding the country’s vision of a “more water-secure world…where people and nations have the water they need to be healthy, prosperous, and resilient”.Full text of the Global Water Strategy can be found here.USAID and the US State Department (the aid body’s parent organization)’s document announces that the US government will work with partner countries and key stakeholders to achieve four interrelated objectives:Increasing access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation services, and promoting hygiene;Protecting freshwater resources;Promoting cooperation on shared waters;Strengthening water governance and financing...
3 Aug 2016 LIBERIA
The severe drought that afflicted the country’s agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in recent months. But Guanacaste’s longstanding water problems remain: Coastal communities lack a reliable water source; farmers, gravel miners and municipalities squabble over available water; and the government struggles to monitor and patrol use of the province’s rivers and aquifers.
24 Jun 2016 LIBERIA, Costa Rica
Reservoirs of hydropower dams could provide an alternative water source for Costa Rica’s drought-stricken Guanacaste Region, according to the country's Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) and the National Groundwater, Irrigation and Drainage Service (SENARA).AyA project director Jose Luis Arguedas said his agency planned to reach an agreement with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) to transfer some of the water from the ARDESA Hydroelectric Complex to the central supply network and to the community of Bebedero...
3 Jun 2016 ROME, Italy
El Niño-induced droughts and conflict have raised the number of countries in need of external food assistance to 37 as of June 1st, according to the latest edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, put out this week by the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
12 May 2016 LIBERIA, Costa Rica
The Costa Rican government is promoting a new executive decree that would ban well-drilling in the Guanacaste region for three years.The goal is to allow aquifers in the region to recover from ongoing drought and prevent saltwater intrusion.Minister of Environment and Energy Edgar Gutierrez signed the decree, which is now awaiting approval by President Luis Guillermo Solis...
5 May 2016 LIBERIA, Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s National Irrigation and Drainage Service (SENARA) has announced a ban on drilling new wells near eight aquifers in Carrillo, Nicoya and Santa Cruz cantons in the country’s drought-stricken Guanacaste region.The aquifers include the Huacas-Tamarindo, Brasilito-Potrero and Nimboyores aquifers in Santa Cruz; the Coco-Ocotal, Playa Panama and Sardinal aquifers in Carrillo; and the Mala Noche and Potrero-Caimital aquifers in Nicoya, which are located in a reserve area...
7 Apr 2016 SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica
The ongoing water shortages plaguing Costa Rica’s capital, San José, will likely continue at least through May, a Water and Sewers Institute (AyA) official said this week.San José residents have held protests over the past few days, blocking roads and demonstrating to demand a solution to the city’s water problems...
10 Mar 2016 ROME, Italy
Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries -- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia -- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The March 2016 Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, produced by the FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and released this week, finds that drought associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon has “sharply reduced” 2016 crop production prospects in Southern Africa, as well as lowering estimates for harvests on the northern part of the continent...
29 Feb 2016 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Costa Ricans could face water cuts in the near future, due to the low levels in the country’s main supply sources, according to Yamileth Astorga, head of the country’s Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA).Last week, supply to more than 70,000 people in San José province was interrupted due to low production at water facilities, Prensa Latina reported...