2 Jun 2022 GENEVA
Summary information on WASH activities in 2020
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 QUETTA, Pakistan
Nearly 3,000 cases and 6 deaths from cholera have been reported in Balochistan, mostly attributed to drought and human-cattle water sharing.
2 Jun 2022 JAKARTA, Indonesia
‘Building Forward Better for Recovery and Resilience’ seen as a critical opportunity to link water and sanitation with other sectors with a view to the transversal integration of water and sanitation across government policies.
31 May 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
Major population centres, globally, face increasing water scarcity due to population growth and climate change; warns of health risks associated with poor quality water.
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.
11 May 2022 ACCRA
An estimated 920,000 people in northern Ghana have been exposed to excessive amounts of fluoride in drinking water. Further contamination expected due to increased rates of evaporation.
3 May 2022 HAMILTON, Canada
UN University has launched a first-of-its-kind assessment of water security in Africa and the results are alarming. Reliable data is limited; in some cases, "progress" has to be "guesstimated".
30 Apr 2022 TEHRAN, Iran
City's water storage off 30 percent, consumption up approximately 90 percent. Twenty demonstrators against a water transfer project sentenced to 7 years in prison and 74 lashes.