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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
12 Sep 2019 MAASTRICHT
River water companies situated around the Maas, united in RIWA-Maas, are very concerned about a looming shortage of drinking water from the Maas. During periods of drought, the river is too vulnerable to function as drinking water supply. "It's only a matter of time until insufficient water comes out of the tap", Wim Drossaert, chairman of RIWA Maas and director of Zuid-Holland drinking water company Dunea, said to newspaper Trouw...
23 Aug 2010 SEOUL, South Korea
I he South Korean government has signaled its intention to complete the controversial Four Rivers Restoration project, despite growing criticism from environmentalists and religious and civic groups, by leaving hard-line Environment Minister Lee Maa-nee and Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs Minister Chung Jong-hwan in their jobs after a recent Cabinet reshuffle...