21 Oct 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
As the Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, commences, Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada assess the issues of water security, complexity of management of climate change and impacts on the future of humanity.
4 Oct 2021 Johannesburg, South Africa
Power supply to Johannesburg and Pretoria curtailed. More cutbacks predicted.
4 Oct 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
ICRC assesses impact of a decade of war on infrastructure, water availability and quality, and hampered relief efforts.
28 Sep 2021 WASHINGTON DC
Major new investment to create power grid and deliver water.
21 Sep 2021 GITEGA, Burundi
Natural disasters driving displacement in Burundi.
21 Sep 2021 NEW YORK NY, United States
UN Security Council stresses need for Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt to continue talks with African Union in order to agree water sharing of Nile River.
21 Sep 2021 LONDON, United Kingdom
Activists who strive to protect and promote human rights relating to the environment including land, water and air remain highly vulnerable across the world, facing increasing attacks over the course of past decade. 2020 set a new record.
6 Sep 2021 Almaty, Kazakhstan
The water resources available to the 5 republics of Central Asia are below the stress threshold of 1,700 m3 per person per year and risk falling further towards scarcity by 2050 if the nations do not undertake substantial investment in water infrastructure and management, as well as engage in transboundary water management and cooperation.
22 Jul 2021 THERAN
Public's ability to express political discontent curtailed. Regional shutdowns apparently to control protests
22 Jul 2021 MECCA
New type of memento distribution at this year's hajj: robot distribution of Zamzam water
21 Jul 2021 HYDERABAD
Reservoir levels are being closely watched; residents along Musi River being relocated.
7 Jul 2021 New York, United States
Agency Director Henrietta Fore highlights work done to supply 106 million with WASH services across 153 countries during pandemic response. Stresses importance of innovation in bid to meet SDGs and draws attention to continued gender inequalities associated with water.