25 Jul 2021 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cargo ships have been unable to transport goods due to the shallowness of the basin, which has also sparked concerns amongst local communities who rely on the Parana River for drinking water and energy supply.
The drought is expected to cost local grains farmers and exporters $315 Million USD across a six-month period, according to the Rosario grains exchange.
23 Jul 2021 Tehran, Iran
Iran's worst drought in five decades has devastated agriculture and livestock farming and led to power blackouts across the country. Authorities claim the situation is the result of reduced rainfall and increased electricity consumption. Protesters blame government mismanagement of resources and the resulting economic impact, with inflation rising to more than 50 Percent.
22 Jul 2021 THERAN
Public's ability to express political discontent curtailed. Regional shutdowns apparently to control protests
22 Jul 2021 ELEGU
End of water crises and improved sanitation anticipated upon completion next year. $55 Million USD from KfW funds Amuru District programme.
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.
14 Jul 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
Experts convene to examine water cooperation and management solutions in Eurasia. Arctic freshwater resources; the importance of forests; youth engagement; water and peace.
8 Jul 2021 NAIROBI
HE Mrs Fatima Maada Bio appointed Africa Champion by African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW)
7 Jul 2021 New York, United States
Agency Director Henrietta Fore highlights work done to supply 106 million with WASH services across 153 countries during pandemic response. Stresses importance of innovation in bid to meet SDGs and draws attention to continued gender inequalities associated with water.
4 Jul 2021 ABUJA, Nigeria
World Bank credit line will provide upgraded WASH services to schools and health care facilities and help eradicate open defecation across 500 communities.
3 Jul 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa
$1 Billion USD raised for Lesotho Highlands project will enable construction of dam cluster and 38km water transfer tunnel to supply South African cities. Phase 2 of 30-year, 5-phase agreement between Johannesburg and Gauteng significant to socio-economic prospects of both nations.
8 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Government to reduce number of cargo ships permitted on the Parana River basin, part of Brazil’s fourth- largest waterway for cargo transport. Restrictions could impact Brazil’s agriculture sector, particularly in the major farming states of Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo which rely on the 2,400km waterway for crop transportation.
7 Jun 2021 Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Deadly eruption near Goma city in eastern DRC forced residents to walk long distances to access water at Lake Kivu. Bid to prevent spread of cholera.