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.
1 May 2021 DELHI
City of Delhi accuses government of India's Haryana State of sending untreated water when the city is in dire need of water for hospital usage in the surge of Covid, and for festival purposes like Navratri and Ramzan.
1 May 2021 GENEVA
In an open letter to States and Leaders, the International Council of Voluntary Aid Agencies cites the widening gap between aid needed on an international scale and the limited resources being made available to address crises.
1 May 2021 Darwin
The Northern Territory government awarded Fortune Agribusiness a license to extract 40 billion liters of underground water per year to irrigate a 3500-hectare horticulture project at Singleton cattle station, about 380km north of Alice Springs. Native title holders concerned.
1 May 2021 ANN ARBOR MI
Simple changes to diets save water, and a study focusing on US consumers shows they can help alleviate water stress through dietary choices.
30 Apr 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
"Import" criticised amid claims that South Africa has brought in Cuban workers across a number of sectors for twenty years, with little evidence they have done anything significant that South African workers can't do themselves.
29 Apr 2021 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs of the Netherlands talks to us about his work, the Netherlands' unique approach to valuing water and the need for global cooperation to maximise the leverage of water both in mitigation of and adaptation for climate change.