Showing posts with label dams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dams. Show all posts

Monday, October 26, 2020

Talks on Nile Dam dispute to resume

Talks on Nile Dam dispute to resume

 Talks between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt over the controversial mega-dam across the Blue Nile are set to resume on Tuesday after a seven-week hiatus.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Nile blessings in disguise

Nile blessings in disguise

The Nile is experiencing its highest flooding season in 108 years this year thanks to heavy rainfall on the Ethiopian Highlands, the source of the Atbara, Blue Nile, and Sobat rivers which contribute about 85 per cent of the water of the Nile. The White Nile, which starts in the Great Lakes region of Africa, has a constant flow throughout the year and accounts for only about 15 per cent of Nile water.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Kenyan Dam Bursts, Causing Deaths, ‘Huge Destruction’

Kenyan Dam Bursts
At least 21 people were killed when a dam in western Kenya’s Nakuru county burst its walls, overrunning nearby homes, the St John Ambulance rescue service said on Thursday.

Monday, October 30, 2017

63rd joint patrol on Mekong River completed

Mekong River
The 63rd joint patrol on the Mekong River with law enforcers from China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand was completed on Sunday.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Iran Calls on Neighbors to Comply With Water Deals

water resources
A senior Iranian official urged the neighboring countries to respect the agreements they have signed with Iran on using the shared water resources.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Africa uses only 10 percent of hydropower potential

Only 10 percent of Africa’s hydropower potential has been tapped, according to an energy expert.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Bolivia declares national emergency amid drought

Bolivian President Evo Morales has declared a national emergency over a lack of water caused by a severe and prolonged drought.

Friday, August 19, 2016

China, Myanmar agree to solve suspended dam issue

China and Myanmar agreed on Thursday to enhance cooperation between energy departments to find a proper solution to the suspended Myitsone Dam project.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Repairs begin on dike in rain-battered central China

Construction has begun to repair a dike that breached Sunday in central China's Hubei Province and will be completed in five days, rescuers said.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Japan: Mass evacuations and safety fears after deadly earthquakes rock southern Japan

More than 200,000 people have been told to evacuate their homes in the wake of 2 powerful earthquakes that hit Japan leaving as many as 40 people dead.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Hunger, power cuts in Zimbabwe, Zambia as lake level hits record low

Lake Kariba on the Zambezi river border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

China doubles water release to help Vietnam

At the request of Vietnam, China has doubled the amount of water being discharged from the Jinghong Hydropower Station, which is in Southwest China's Yunnan province, to help alleviate the drought. The station is on the upper reaches of the river, which is known in China as the Lancang River.

Friday, April 01, 2016

Chinese Dams Blamed for Exacerbating Southeast Asian Drought

As China opened one of its six dams on the upper Mekong River last month to help parched Southeast Asian countries down river cope with a record drought, it was hailed as benevolent water diplomacy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

China releasing water to Mekong River countries

China will discharge water from a dam to the lower reaches of the Mekong River to alleviate drought in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Suspicious stain spotted after dam incidents in Brazil

For the second time in a week, suspicious stains were seen in the sea near the Abrolhos Marine National Park area a couple of months after two dams at an iron ore mine breached in Brazil.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Iran’s great drought

Iran may have made international headlines with the historic signing of the nuclear deal earlier this year, but the Islamic republic still has a huge challenge to deal with at home: a lack of water and a severe drought.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Brazil's dam disaster to threaten biodiversity (report)

The wave of mud and iron ore mining waste caused by the rupture of two tailings dams in southeastern Brazil will have a significant negative impact on biodiversity when it reaches the ocean, local daily O Estado de Minas reported Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New evacuations ordered at site of Brazil mine disaster

New evacuations were ordered Wednesday at the scene of Brazil's deadly iron ore mine dam burst as the CEOs of the mining giants that own the operation made a joint visit.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

28 people missing after Brazil dams burst disaster

Twenty-eight people remained missing two days after two dams burst at a major mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, wreaking havoc downstream, authorities said on Saturday.

Friday, November 06, 2015

Brazilian Dam Bursts Killing At Least 15. -- 45 Missing In Flood Of Toxic Iron Mine Tailings

A dam holding back tailings and polluted water from a corporate mining operation burst on Thursday in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, killing more than a dozen people, according to local media reports.

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