2 Jun 2021 Sao Paulo, Brazil
Persistent dry weather in central and southern Brazil has led to a water scarcity warning, rising electricity prices, falling crop yields and the threat of wildfires. Lowest reservoir levels since 2015 cause headache for the country's largest electricity source, while commodities markets see hike in sugar and coffee futures.
28 May 2021 Taganrog, Russia
Russia’s major crimes investigative body is looking into the incident. Although accidents are common, the scale of casualties in this case has raised concerns about possible safety violations.
28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
25 May 2021 Tehran, Iran
Hydro dams at 50 Percent capacity, leading to power outages across the country and prompting authorities to ship water to worst-hit regions. Meanwhile cryptocurrency miners consume massive quantities of electricity amid allegations that the country is using them to circumvent trade sanctions.
7 May 2021 Vienna
Energy security, severe pollution from mining operations, flooding and water shortages could all lead to increased tensions in "one of the planet's warming hotspots".
5 May 2021 Delhi, India
A second fatal glacier break in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand state occurred 60 km from the site of Nanda Devi burst that killed 80 just 11 weeks ago.
1 May 2021 Bridgetown
The Mia Mottley administration is instituting several temporary measures to alleviate the “heightened and unusual demand for water” brought about by need to clean the volcano ash as well as that for general use.
1 May 2021 TAIPEI
Study finds correlation between seismic activity and fluctuations in the water cycle.
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.
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."
17 Apr 2021 JARARTA, Indonesia
Flash floods and landslides in East Timor force mass evacuations and destroy COVID PPE storage facility.
16 Apr 2021 TOKYO, Japan
The Fukushima nuclear plant is running out of space to store radioactive water following its destruction in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Plans by owners TEPCO to begin discharging the "treated" water into the Pacific Ocean have been met with dismay by some but cautiously welcomed by others.