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 BISKEK, Kyrgyzstan
Disputes over water pumping station surveillance equipment quickly escalated into armed skirmish; over 50 dead and 150 injured on 28 April. 1 May Ceasefire. Tensions continue.
1 May 2021 BANGKOK
Thailand is embarking on an ambitious industrialisation drive along its eastern seaboard; local communities and conservationists fear water "conflict".
1 May 2021 SACRAMENTO CA
Company alleged to continue pumping operations in violation of expired permits and California state law.
1 May 2021 Darwin
The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs. Native title holders concerned.
23 Apr 2021 VIENTIANE, Laos
Unexpected changes in river levels and the clarity of the water have raised concerns about nesting fish and birds. Pattern of "unnatural" fluctuation observed.
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 ALOR SETAR, Malaysia
Interstate squabbling escalates in competition for water resources. NGO coalition pleas for mediation and unity to protect forest from land clearing and logging.
16 Apr 2021 GENEVA, Switzerland
New guides from WWF and H and M Group offer a practical guide to understand the strategic importance of water in corporate value chains to create meaningful targets and goals that connect with overall corporate business strategy.
10 Apr 2021 SHOPIAN
Irrigation canals and water channels in the apple-rich belts of Shopian are running dry due to continuing illegal mining of rivers.
10 Apr 2021 CAPE TOWN
Regulators and the forestry industry in a court case that may have far-reaching implications for South Africa’s water laws. The country is the 30th driest in the world.
7 Apr 2021 EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Key river basins that are particularly vulnerable include Taihu, Dong and Zhu in China; Danube and Rhine in Europe; Colorado and Upper Mississippi in the United States.