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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.
7 Apr 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Key river basins that are particularly vulnerable include Taihu, Dong and Zhu in China; Danube and Rhine in Europe; Colorado and Upper Mississippi in the United States.
10 Jun 2020 KAUB
Germany’s Rhine River is entering dry summer months with water levels at their lowest in two decades, prompting fears of shipping disruption on Europe’s most important inland waterway. After spring showers failed to show in Germany, the official water level at Kaub — a key chokepoint near Frankfurt — dropped to around 1 meter on June 3, its lowest for the time of year in at least two decades.
6 May 2020 Delft
Short term and long term decisions relating to water safety have one thing in common: they are often grounded on results from hydrological models. Researchers from Deltares and Wageningen University studied a new design for a model of this kind for the Rhine. The results were published recently in the AGU journal ‘Water Resources Research’.
13 Feb 2020 AMSTERDAM
Over the past two decades it has become increasingly difficult to clean water from the Rhine enough to be suitable for drinking water. Despite agreements to make the water in the river cleaner, the quality has deteriorated, partly due to more and new unwanted substances therein. On Thursday the Ministers of the five countries the Rhine flows through will meet in Amsterdam to make new agreements regarding the river.
15 Dec 2019 WARRENTON VA, United States
The new investigation of microplastic contamination in European waters has revealed 100 percent polluiton in 2700 water samples collected from 45 different sites.The Tara Ocean Foundation conducted the research in cooperation with 16 research laboratories from May to November 2019 and tested waters in nine major European rivers...
11 Dec 2019 LONDON, United Kingdom
Almost 2 billion people could be negatively affected by the decline of natural “water towers” (glaciers and snow that store water in winter and release it gradually in warmer seasons) due to rising temperatures, according to a new report. Asian river basis face the greatest demands but there is increasing vulnerability in Europe and North America...
20 Aug 2019 MUMBAI, India
Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview.This OOSKAnewscast was recorded on the occasion of the release of SFG’s seventh "Blue Peace Bulletin", "Water and Violence: The Euphrates", which can be DOWNLOADED HERE...
13 Aug 2019 NEWARK NJ
Water levels on Northern Europe’s key inland waterways, which dropped alarmingly in July as the continent sweated through a record-breaking heatwave, have risen slightly since, but those using river transport are not taking any chances. After the barge shutdown on the Rhine, Danube, and Elbe rivers created chaos around inland supply chains late last year, shippers and their service providers are working on contingency measures to prevent a repeat in the event of another drought...
25 Jul 2019 KAUB
The bustling boat traffic on Europe’s Rhine river ground to a halt for the first time in living memory last year, as shrinking alpine glaciers and severe drought made the key transport artery impassable. Those historic conditions could be repeated in a few weeks. With little rainfall recently, water levels at Kaub — a critical chokepoint near Frankfurt — dropped to about 150 centimeters (59 inches), half the depth from just a month ago...
10 Jul 2019 BERLIN
Germany’s federal transport secretary, Andreas Scheuer, has published an action plan aimed at dealing with extreme low water levels on the river Rhine. Dubbed ‘Niedrigwasser Rhein’ (Low water Rhine), the plan - officially unveiled on the river at Cologne - aims to mitigate the effects of extreme low water levels on the logistical chain...
18 Jan 2019 BERLIN
After a prolonged summer drought, the bustling traffic at one of the shallowest points on the Rhine ground to a halt for nearly a month late last year, choking off a critical transport artery. The impact damped Germany’s industrial machine, slowing economic growth in the third and fourth quarters. It was the latest sign of how even advanced industrial economies are increasingly fighting the effects of global warming.