22 Jul 2021 THERAN
Public's ability to express political discontent curtailed. Regional shutdowns apparently to control protests
22 Jul 2021 MECCA
New type of memento distribution at this year's hajj: robot distribution of Zamzam water
22 Jul 2021 WASHINGTON DC
New web-tool to help water managers in early identification of algae blooms.
22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
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.
21 Jul 2021 HYDERABAD
Reservoir levels are being closely watched; residents along Musi River being relocated.
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.
6 Jul 2021 SINGAPORE, Singapore
Drone surveillance of six reservoirs will help Singapore Water Agency track water quality through aquatic plant overgrowth and enable rapid response to illegal fishing and vessel overcrowding. Will save 5,000 hours of manual checks.
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.
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.
4 Jun 2021 Washington D.C., United States
Study uses new gravity observation method to monitor changes to global water cycle. Satellite data helps measure mass change of water from different oceans across the planet. NASA calls previous methods ineffective, says trends provide deeper understanding of possible future implications of climate change. Experts suggest "global greening" could be a factor.
3 Jun 2021 Nursultan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.