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.
28 May 2021 Washington D.C., United States
Bill, prompted by pandemic, would grant water and electric utilities, broadband providers $10 Million USD each in low-interest loans in exchange for a moratorium on shutoffs. Includes debt forgiveness terms.
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.
12 May 2021 GLASGOW, United Kingdom
Even developed countries will find it difficult to meet their Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
Guest article by Professor Asit Biswas and Professor Cecilia Tortajada.
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".
5 May 2021 Islamabad, Pakistan
The investment of $2.4 Biillion USD in the 1124 MW Kohala will be China's largest in Pakistan and is the second of six planned hydroelectric projects on the Jhelum river.
4 May 2021 STIRLING, United Kingdom
Video interview: A new academic Chair has been appointed as part of Scotland's Hydro Nation initiative. Professor Andrew Tyler of the University of Stirling talks about the need to break through structural boundaries to address water challenges and achieve sustainable prosperity and a green recovery for Scotland.
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 TEL AVIV
Since 1997, much research and monitoring has gone into addressing the primary pollutants in Israel’s streams: sewage, animal waste, agricultural drainage, and summer droughts.
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".