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24 Jan 2018 Cape Town, South Africa
World Watches as Clock Ticks For Cape Town. Planet's First Major City to Face Water Supply “Day Zero”. South Africa And International Media Interest Intensifies. This is How Press Coverage (20 News Stories) is Playing Out This Week (updates will continue)
The South African - Day zero leaps forward by nine days for Cape Town“It was initially projected for Sunday 21 April 2018. But, as confirmed by the (City of Cape Town) COCT website, that date has come forward nine days, to Thursday 12 April 2018. As of the date of this article (22/01/2018), Cape Town has 80 days before the taps are shut off”...
18 Aug 2017 WARRENTON, VA
USA Roundup: Water Conflict Mapped, Risks in Iraq and Pakistan, Trump Administration: "Don’t Mention Climate Change”, 63 Million Americans Exposed to Unsafe Water, California Tunnels, Nestle, a Random Dogs Story and More
Global Water Conflict in MapsA new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The group’s project, Water: An Atlas, takes an unconventional look at the importance of water through more than 80 maps, including one showing the sites where water has played a role in conflict with ISIS...
13 Oct 2015 LOS ANGELES, CA
An unprecedented agreement between the United States and Mexico to clean up the Tijuana River Watershed, which extends across the international boundary, may be the beginning of a new era on the western edge of the border.
2 Oct 2015 LIMA, Peru
Protesters at the Chinese-owned Las Bambas mine in Peru’s Apurimac region lifted their blockade of the mine site for 24 hours, starting September 30th, in hopes of holding talks with the government, according to a Los Angeles Times report.“We hope a dialogue will commence within 24 hours,” protest leader Adolfo Abarca told local radio...
8 Jul 2015 LOS ANGELES, CA
With growing urgency, water managers are planning an array of measures aimed at stretching Baja California's existing supply and creating new sources, including desalination plants, new wells and reservoirs, canal lining projects and improved irrigation techniques. No conclusive answers have been offered by the Comisión Internacional de Límites y Aguas, or CILA, the Mexican branch of a binational government boundary agency also known as the International Boundary and Water Commission.
17 Sep 2014 SAO PAULO
The water scarcity crisis in Brazil is so bad that officials are rationing the supply. "Brazil's Public Ministry, a federal regulatory agency, has recommended that Sao Paulo state immediately commence water rationing to avoid a 'collapse of reservoirs,'" the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials are not being candid about the dire nature of the dry spell...
19 Mar 2014 LOS ANGELES, CA, United States
California’s Orange County Water District (OCWD) this week celebrated winning Singapore International Water Week’s (SIWW) prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Prize for its groundwater replenishment system.PUB CEO Chew Meng LeongThe OCWD developed a model for recycling water safely and effectively, by recharging the local aquifer and providing a source of water that is more resilient, according to Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) CEO Chew Meng Leong, who first announced the award on February 18...
3 Mar 2014 TORONTO
Tensions at Newmont Mining's Conga project have been reduced, Peruvian Vice President Marisol Espinoza told Reuters on Saturday, but local communities still have doubts about the stalled copper gold mine. Peru has a significant mining industry, but in recent years violent protests have derailed some major projects, including Conga...
14 Nov 2013 MANILA, Philippines
Survivors of super-Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines six days ago, leaving a path of destruction so great the storm is being called the nation’s worst natural disaster, remain in desperate need of clean water, food and medical supplies.“Clean water is now very hard to find and people are drinking from and bathing in the same waterways that are filled with rotting corpses, dead animals, sewage and debris,” NBC News’ Dr...
14 Aug 2013 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic
Residents of the Dominican Republic’s border province of Montecristi are "desperate" for water, and their sanitation system is on the verge of collapse.In the provincial capital, San Fernando de Montecristi, local people have been without water for several days.The areas of Los Ángeles, Buenos Aires, Francisco Javier, San Pedro, Cristo Rey and Las Flores are also affected by water shortages...