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 Washington D.C., United States
Bill, prompted by pandemic, would grant water and electric utilities, broadband providers $10 Million USD each in low-interest loans in exchange for a moratorium on shutoffs. Includes debt forgiveness terms.
27 May 2021 Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Four principles focus on specific action points in water security, management and access as well as transboundary issues. Provide a general framework for expansion of bank's role. COVID-19 has highlighted need for greater intervention.
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.
12 May 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
Even developed countries will find it difficult to meet their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Guest article by Professor Asit Biswas and Professor Cecilia Tortajada.
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".
4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
4 May 2021 LONDON
In a media interview, Frans Timmermans warns that sacrifices would be needed from the older generation to ensure that young people can live in a safe climate.
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.
1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
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?