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.
27 May 2021 New York, United States
UNICEF publishes the third in its series of reports on the devastating impacts on children caused when water and sanitation infrastructure is compromised during conflict. Urges adherence to humanitarian and human rights law as well as improved monitoring and advocacy.
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.
25 May 2021 Tel Aviv, Israel
Aid agencies ramp up water aid to Gaza following ceasefire. Substantial damage to critical infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. Rush to restore basic water, sanitation and hygiene services.
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".
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.
19 Apr 2021 Lilongwe
Projects in Balaka and Machinga districts, scheduled to commence in March 22 for completion by August 2023, will help to relieve "pathetic" situation. Soft loan to be repaid over 20 years.
14 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Poor economic growth, a water deficit, poor monitoring and data collection, increasing pollution and water stress worsened by climate change contribute.
10 Apr 2021 ABUJA
The suspected outbreak has remained persistent, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more often in areas with poor sanitation, overcrowding, lack of clean food and water, and areas where open defecation is common.
10 Apr 2021 LUSAKA
China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) awarded a contract for water and sanitation improvement project in the northern part of Zambia.
8 Apr 2021 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) signs water purchase agreement with Utico FZC, boosts water capacity and clean energy goals.