7 Jun 2022 DAKAR, Senegal
The government of Senegal, the World Water Council, and the Executive Committee of the Forum have approved the synthesis report of the 9th World Water Forum. “A Blue Deal on water security and sanitation for peace and development”, summarises the results of a new form of integrated and results-oriented dialogue.
2 Jun 2022 RABAT
Sharp decrease in rainfall, increase in temperatures, predictions of agricultural shortfall.
2 Jun 2022 BEIRUT, Lebanon
The shortage of fuel and recurring power cuts are severely hindering the country’s working water pumps; should a pumping station go out of service, it will not be possible to secure the funds to repair it.
2 Jun 2022 LAGOS, Nigeria
Lagos is Africa’s second largest city and 90% of its 15 million inhabitants rely on boreholes for drinking water. The study found very high concentrations of microplastics in the drinking water and even more in industrially active areas.
31 May 2022 PARIS, France
In France, imited winter rain in February and March has been followed by an exceptionally dry May. Two-thirds of France’s soils have been classified as ‘dry to very dry’, and more than 50% of the 16 French departments have already instituted water use restrictions.
25 May 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's copper and lithium producers resort to desalination, water re-use, shorter showers. Government struggles to find balance global climate policies and economic benefit of mining.
25 May 2022 BEIJING, China
A new water scarcity indicator takes into account both blue water and green water and predicts that, given climate change, global agricultural water scarcity will worsen in up to 84% of the world's croplands.
17 May 2022 LONDON
160,000 hours of raw sewage release in England; 57,804 hours of raw sewage release in Wales. Statistics compiled using Environmental Agency data.
17 May 2022 DELHI
While heatwaves are common in India, especially in May and June, summer began early this year with high temperatures from March, when the first heatwave arrived. Average maximum temperatures for the month were the highest in 122 years.
14 May 2022 DAVIS CA, United States
New research indicates terrestrial parasites can adhere to microbeads and microfibers and travel long distances in the ocean. These can be toxic for marine life and humans.
14 May 2022 DELHI, India
The city of Delhi has embarked on a programme to protect wetlands against further encroachments and to restore wetlands where possible.