3 Jun 2021 Nursultan
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development to finance $80 Million USD refurbishment of wastewater treatment facilities at Kazakhstan's Atyrau oil refinery.
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.
28 May 2021 Taganrog, Russia
Russia’s major crimes investigative body is looking into the incident. Although accidents are common, the scale of casualties in this case has raised concerns about possible safety violations.
26 May 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Four-year $12.2 Million USD Innovation Action project aims to "close the loop" on saline wastewater by proving that extracting minerals from brine can eliminate disposal, slash pollution and transform waste into value in water-intensive industries.
26 May 2021 Delhi, India
A shortage of firewood and rising funeral costs are forcing grieving families to abandon traditional Hindu cremations. Alarmed by the risk to water quality, the national government has instructed states to clamp down on the practice and provide support for "dignified cremations".
25 May 2021 ALICANTE
Proposed reduction in availability will affect regional crop production in Valencia.
20 May 2021 London, United Kingdom
UK spending on water and sanitation aid could be slashed. Charity WaterAid condemns plans with stark rebuke, claiming "the cost will be measured not just in pounds but in lives and livelihoods".
11 May 2021 EDINBURGH, Scotland
Special Report: American authorities are battling to identify and address PFAS contamination of water from civilian and military sites around the world caused by legacy and current firefighting foams. But this is just one small part of a bigger, global equation that scientists are trying to piece together amid a lack of industry regulation of these highly persistent chemicals.
7 May 2021 Istanbul
Turkey's president Erdogan appears determined to press ahead with his Istanbul canal megaproject, despite a lack of financial support from Turkish banks and threats to ecosystems and the city's water supply. Banks cite UN sustainability pact and other risks as reasons for non-involvement.
5 May 2021 Delhi, India
A second fatal glacier break in the Garhwal Himalayas in Uttarakhand state occurred 60 km from the site of Nanda Devi burst that killed 80 just 11 weeks ago.
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.