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.
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.
30 Apr 2021 SANTA BARBARA, California
Satellite imagery has revealed a 30 Percent reduction in snow pollution resulting from particulate matter, leading to the cleanest snow in 20 years. The findings could have far-reaching implications for the timing of water flow to billions of people, and help mitigate global warming.
29 Apr 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN Security Council seeks to reinforce existing international humanitarian law on the protection of critical infrastructure in conflict zones amid increases in intentional damage with severe and long-lasting harm caused to civilians.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.
23 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.