4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
4 May 2021 LONDON
In a media interview, Frans Timmermans warns that sacrifices would be needed from the older generation to ensure that young people can live in a safe climate.
4 May 2021 TEL AVIV
Since 1997, much research and monitoring has gone into addressing the primary pollutants in Israel’s streams: sewage, animal waste, agricultural drainage, and summer droughts.
4 May 2021 BISKEK, Kyrgyzstan
Disputes over water pumping station surveillance equipment quickly escalated into armed skirmish; over 50 dead and 150 injured on 28 April. 1 May Ceasefire. Tensions continue.
1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
1 May 2021 SACRAMENTO CA
Company alleged to continue pumping operations in violation of expired permits and California state law.
1 May 2021 DELHI
City of Delhi accuses government of India's Haryana State of sending untreated water when the city is in dire need of water for hospital usage in the surge of Covid, and for festival purposes like Navratri and Ramzan.
1 May 2021 GENEVA
In an open letter to States and Leaders, the International Council of Voluntary Aid Agencies cites the widening gap between aid needed on an international scale and the limited resources being made available to address crises.
1 May 2021 Darwin
The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs. Native title holders concerned.
1 May 2021 TAIPEI
Study finds correlation between seismic activity and fluctuations in the water cycle.
30 Apr 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
"Import" criticised amid claims that South Africa has brought in Cuban workers across a number of sectors for twenty years, with little evidence they have done anything significant that South African workers can't do themselves.
30 Apr 2021 KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo
Ethiopia has called for a meeting of the African Union as tripartite talks fail again, plans to recommence reservoir filling in July's rainy season. Egypt and Sudan have insisted upon reaching agreement on water flows prior to any further filling.