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.
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.
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.
28 May 2021 Geneva, Switzerland
Weather-related disaster triggered 3 times more displacements than conflict in 2020. The latest annual report by the IDMC focuses on climate change as a driver, and highlights need for better data and sustainable, locally owned solutions.
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 ROCHEFORT
Monks are concerned that proposed environmental changes would affect the taste of its famous beer.
25 May 2021 ANKARA
In the context of climate change, water is no longer "cheap" in Turkey.
4 May 2021 TOULOUSE, France
Satellite data offers new methods of measuring individual glacier elevation and mass; regional variations detected. Glacier melt accelerating and contributing to sea level rise.
1 May 2021 Bridgetown
The Mia Mottley administration is instituting several temporary measures to alleviate the “heightened and unusual demand for water” brought about by need to clean the volcano ash as well as that for general use.