Terms searched: Water shortage
25 Oct 2021 PEMBA, Mozambique
Lack of access to safe water, worsened by massive population displacements, has led to an increase in cases of cholera and diarrhoea.
4 Oct 2021 SYDNEY
Increased desalination, stormwater recycling and ne efficiency measures recommended.
21 Jul 2021 Washington DC, United States
As the west of the US swelters and burns under sustained drought conditions, there are wider implications for national security and global food prices. Water levels in the Colorado River system are dangerously low and states are bickering over access to irrigation waters.
7 May 2021 Vienna
Energy security, severe pollution from mining operations, flooding and water shortages could all lead to increased tensions in "one of the planet's warming hotspots".
6 Mar 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Egypt and Sudan have renewed their calls for a new negotiating mechanism mediated by four international parties to help resolve the long-running dispute with Ethiopia over the GERD (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam) project.It comes as the US plans to review the freeze of $272 Million USD in aid to Ethiopia imposed by the Trump administration in response to its GERD actions...
4 Mar 2021 FARO
Plataforma Água Sustentável (PAS) – a group of eight environmental associations and NGOs in the Algarve – has publicly opposed “the construction of desalination plants and the diversion of water from the Guadiana River” as solutions to the Algarve’s chronic water shortages. Both projects are included in Portugal’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience, which is currently up for public consultation and features €200 million to improve the Algarve’s water efficiency...
21 Feb 2021 BERLIN, Germany
Areas with water shortages experiencing mass mixed species congregations are particularly vulnerable to pathogen transmission between species, according to new researchA study published this month in "Science of the Total Environment" identifies water resources as a main vector for mammalian virus transmissions...
16 Feb 2021 BEIJING
Hundreds of thousands of people in southern and eastern parts of China are facing drinking water shortages as a result of months of reduced rainfall, the central government says. The Ministry of Water Resources said on Thursday that more than 500,000 hectares of arable land had been affected by the drought, leaving 330,000 people in rural areas without a sufficient supply of potable water...
16 Feb 2021 DELHI
Fallout from a devastating flash flood in Uttarakhand hit Delhi more than 500 kilometres downstream on Monday, when water supplies were cut to tens of thousands of residents. Authorities blamed the high quantities of mud and debris from the February 7 deluge, which left more than 50 dead and 150 missing, for the shortages...
8 Feb 2021 WAGENIGEN, Netherlands
From wetland rejuvenation along the Ganga to beach-cleaning in Senegal, the 50th World Wetlands Day saw several initiatives launched in recognition of the value to nature and humankind of the globe’s wetlands. In a 29 January statement released to mark the occasion, Wetlands International, the body that coordinates and manages the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, laments that, despite significant achievements, the convention “has not been able to keep up with the growing threats and challenges that face wetlands...
3 Feb 2021 MAPUTO, Mozambique
Aid workers are scrambling to help an estimated 175,000 people affected by Cyclone Eloise which ripped through the south of Mozambique recently, causing major devastation in the city of Beira and the surrounding Buzi district. According to reports by aid agencies and local media, more than 8,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged in Sofala province, with many thousands housed in emergency accommodation centres...