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3 Jul 2022 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Mexico government announces support to incentivise water conservation.
3 Jul 2022 MONTERREY, Mexico
The industrial city of Monterrey in northeast Mexico has begun to limit water access to six hours a day, although in some neighbourhoods, water has stopped flowing altogether.
6 Apr 2021 MEXICO CITY
The Mexican army dug up parts of a gasoline pipeline and found illegal taps that led to a warehouse and vacant lots with hundreds of large tanks used to siphon off fuel; leakages soaked into the ground and storm drains.
12 Jan 2021 MADRID, Spain
Large swathes of land in densely populated parts of the world are subsiding rapidly as a result of groundwater depletion. Paired with rising sea levels caused by global warming, this could place many coastal cities at risk of severe flooding by 2040. A UNESCO-funded report published on the Policy Forum of Science Journal deploys a large-scale review of subsidence over the past century and predictions of subsidence susceptibility modelled using a combination of spatial and statistical analyses...
17 Dec 2020 Glasgow, Scotland
United States President-elect Joe Biden has announced that the US will host a climate summit of the world’s major economies before the end of March 2021. Biden has already committed the US re-joining the Paris Climate Agreement on the day of his inauguration in January.The announcement follows a virtual "Climate Ambition Summit" co-hosted by the UN, the United Kingdom, Britain, France, Italy, and Chile on 12-13 Decmber which was organised to mark the fifth anniversary of the Paris accord and was held in lieu of the originally-scheduled COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, which will now happen in November 2021...
11 Dec 2020 SAN JOSE, Costa Rica
Hurricanes Aggravate Economic Crisis In Central America; Migration Expected To Rise; Waterborne Disease Risk
Back-to-back tropical storms in Honduras, Guatemela, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica in recent weeks, have caused widespread destruction of crops and homes, precipitating the need for urgent humanitarian assistance.Countries are already suffering from food insecurity, economic downturn and the loss of jobs and livelihoods due to COVID-19...
3 Nov 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Mexico and the United States reached a deal 22 October to resolve Mexico’s water delivery shortfall in and around border areas under the 1944 Water Treaty with the US.The agreement was signed only 48 hours before the deadline issued in July by the head of the United States section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)...
3 Nov 2020 MEXICO CITY
Just prior to the deadline [of October 24], Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador claimed to have solved the issue, by arranging to transfer the water from two separate dams to U.S. ownership. He also announced the arrest of six members of the national guard for their involvement in the death of Jessica Silva...
15 Sep 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Two protesting farmers at the Boquilla Dam in Chihuahua, Mexico were killed by military police 9 September following altercations including stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails and occupation the dam’s control centre.The farmers’ protest has arisen as a result of plans to divert more water from the drought-affected region to the United States to fulfill “water debt” obligations accruing under a 1944 water-sharing treaty...
5 Aug 2020 MEXICO CITY
Mexico’s Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection issued a report stating that the subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver Mines, Compañía Minera Cuzcatlán, has not caused any pollution to rainwater collection ponds in the Magdalena Ocotlán municipality in the southern Oaxaca state. The government agency reached its conclusion after inspecting Fortuna Silver Mines’ San José silver-gold mine...
5 Aug 2020 LA PAZ
Mexico Environmental Organisations Want Answers About Water Resources For New Real Estate Development
A group of non-profit organizations wants the municipal council in La Paz, Baja California Sur, to explain where the water and other services will come from to serve new real estate developments that have been announced in the area. At least nine environmental organizations, have, for the second time, asked La Paz Mayor Rubén Muñoz Álvarez to take into account the city’s water shortage when considering approving real estate projects.
20 Jul 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
This news article was updated 22 JulyThe head of the United States section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) issued a formal statement, 9 July, that Mexico is in violation of the 1944 Water Treaty between Mexico and the US, and requested immediate action to restore its obligations under the treaty...