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.
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.
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.
26 Apr 2021 Washington DC, United States
The first 100 days of an American presidency set the tone for an administration as well as its priorities. Joseph Biden has linked his climate agenda to job creation at home and to reasserting US leadership on the international stage. What do Biden's words and actions mean for water?
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.
23 Apr 2021 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Clock starts on implementation of Mongolia Water Compact. Five-year construction schedule for advanced water purification plant, wastewater recycling and construction of additional groundwater wells to address growing needs in capital city.
22 Apr 2021 Mogadishu
Somalia teeters on the brink of another humanitarian disaster as the country continues to struggle with drought, devastating locusts and the effects of COVID-19.
"If the rains don’t come, I don’t know how people and livestock will survive."
22 Apr 2021 KYIV, Ukraine
A million people lose fresh water supply as more infrastructure damaged in conflict. Continuing risk of radioactive contamination in flooded mine
22 Apr 2021 CHANDIGARH, India
Tube wells will be replaced with treated surface water, offering continuous supply of potable water to growing cities of Amritsar and Ludhiana.