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12 Jan 2018 POTSDAM, Germany
Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flood risks across the globe. Scientists have now calculated the required increase in flood protection until the 2040s worldwide, breaking it down to single regions and cities with the need for adaptation greatest in the US, parts of India and Africa, Indonesia, and in Central Europe including Germany...
25 Sep 2017 LONDON
The reality of climate change and more frequent and intense downpours has exposed the hubris of the "pave, pipe and pump" approach to water management. As the recent floods from Bangladesh to Texas show, it’s not just the unprecedented magnitude of storms that can cause disaster: it’s urbanisation.
20 Nov 2014 SINGAPORE
Singapore has the infrastructure in place to minimise disruption from flash floods during the oncoming north-east monsoon season, said PUB, the national water agency, yesterday. However, it warned that these may not be able to "cater to the most extreme of storms". The authority said that, as of Monday, there have been 14 flash flood days this year...
11 Jul 2014 KATHMANDU
Rapid urbanisation and human encroachment– especially in the Kathmandu Valley– have left Nepal's rivers highly polluted. Initiated by Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudel more than a year ago, the campaign– which aims to clean a 21km stretch of the river from Baghdwar to Chobhar– has received increasing support from civil society, the private sector and government agencies...
19 Sep 2013 DHAKA
The country’s food security and public health will be in danger if the rivers and wetlands are destroyed at the present rate, experts said at a seminar yesterday. The Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) and Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) jointly organised the seminar at BIP’s office in the capital...
4 Sep 2013 BUDAPEST
The Budapest Water Summit will be held in Budapest between 8 and 11 October 2013. The Summit, organised by the Hungarian Government in cooperation with the UN System and the World Water Council, will be one of the major events of the year relating to water and sanitation. The main objective of the Budapest Water Summit is to take stock of the various developments, within and outside the UN System, in preparing water-related goals for the post Rio+20 development agenda...
31 Jul 2013 YANGDOK
Another downpour has hit North Korea as it tries to recover from recent flooding. 105 millimeters of rain was reported in Yangdok, North Korea in the 24 hours up to 31 July. This will cause more problems for the country where flooding has already left 45,000 people homeless and inundated farmland. Last week international observers form the UN’s World Food Programme and the Red Cross were among a group taken to survey the damage of North and South Pyongan Provinces, close to the capital Pyongyang...