3 May 2022 HAMILTON, Canada
UN University has launched a first-of-its-kind assessment of water security in Africa and the results are alarming. Reliable data is limited; in some cases, "progress" has to be "guesstimated".
30 Apr 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
$200 Million USD added to aid package for Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia. UN estimates requirement exceeds $4.4 Billion USD. 20 million people facing starvation.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
30 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
City's water storage off 30 percent, consumption up approximately 90 percent. Twenty demonstrators against a water transfer project sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes.
30 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY
São Paulo. Cape Town. Now Santiago and Los Angeles. Cities around the world are being forced to live with less water, as global warming melts glaciers, diminishes snow packs and exacerbates decades of water mismanagement. Not just less water for now. Maybe less water forever. Los Angeles and many of its suburbs will soon restrict outdoor watering to once a week — and if that doesn’t work, ban outdoor watering altogether...
26 Apr 2022 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Record rainfall event in Kwazulu-Natal has resulted in almost 500 deaths and destruction of homes and public infrastructure. Disaster management teams and humanitarian groups are working to provide medical aid, food and blankets to affected communities.
26 Apr 2022 NEW YORK NY, United States
A new research series to inform the UN Security Council (UNSC) on climate-related and development risks in selected countries has launched its summary on Iraq. It highlights the vulnerability of Iraq to the impacts of climate change, its dependency on natural resources, and the environment of conflict, poverty, political instability and corruption.
21 Apr 2022 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras
Tegucigalpa is facing a "humanitarian crisis" due to lack of water. Officials cite historical mismanagement and warn of ensuing public health issues and effect on economy.
21 Apr 2022 TEL AVIV, Israel
Government to reverse water flow through 60 year old network of tunnels and pipes to fill Sea of Galilee to capacity with desalinated water. Project subject to criticism from humanitarians and environmentalists.
18 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan
Officials in Pakistan cite low levels of rain and snow throughout winter as cause for severe water shortages in Punjab and Sindh provinces. Civil demonstrations continue.
12 Apr 2022 ISLAMABAD
A new USAID-United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) will build infrastructure to provide clean drinking water in districts of Tank (KP) and Umerkot (Sindh).
5 Apr 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
Speakers stress need for urgent action to respond to issues such as climate change, population growth and economic development and opportunity to make water the “deal maker” for the green economy, climate resilient and more inclusive growth.