Showing posts with label drinkable water. Show all posts
Showing posts with label drinkable water. Show all posts

Friday, July 13, 2018

Japan Struggles to Restore Water to Flood-Hit Towns

Japan Struggles to Restore Water to Flood-Hit Towns
Municipal workers in western Japan struggled on Friday to restore water supplies a week after floods caused by a record downpour killed more than 200 people in the worst such disaster in 36 years.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Turn on the tap: EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic

EU acts to improve water, reduce plastic
The European Union is revamping its water quality rules to address possible new health hazards and limit plastic waste by discouraging people from drinking bottled water.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Extreme drought grips parts of South Africa

drought grips parts of South Africa
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ukraine at risk from chemical disaster, water safety in escalating conflict: UN experts

Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety
Ukraine is facing new risks of chemical disaster and water safety after an escalation of conflict near water supply facilities in the east of the country, two UN special rapporteurs warned Friday.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Insidious New Threat Could Lay Waste to the Prosperous Persian Gulf States

It appears that people living in the Persian Gulf states may be facing a threat far more sinister and realistic than sectarian violence or even nuclear war.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Peru hit by drinking water shortage

Carrying bottles, buckets and other containers, thousands of residents of Lima are in the streets in search for drinking water, as restrictions or cuts have affected Peru's capital for the fifth straight day.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Somalia drought: More than 100 die from hunger in one region

Somalia's Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Haire, says 110 people have died from hunger in a single region in the past 48 hours amid a severe drought.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Caste protests called off but canal damage sparks Delhi water crisis. 10 million people in India's capital are without water

MUCH of New Delhi’s water supply was cut off yesterday after members of an influential Indian caste sabotaged a canal as part of protests seeking preferential treatment that have killed at least 19 people.

Friday, September 18, 2015

240,000 facing starvation in Somalia as drought bites

More than 240,000 people in Somalia are food insecure, a consortium of 19 non-governmental organizations said on Thursday.

Monday, August 24, 2015

US firm lands prize for water-recycling work

A US engineering firm was prized Sunday for its efforts to treat used water and turn it back into drinking quality.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster

UN, 21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nepal: UN relief efforts race against time as monsoon season nears

UN, 11 May 2015 – Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sunken Brazilian town revealed amid 80-year drought

A buried Brazil city has miraculously re-emerged from the depths of the Jaguari River.

The city of Igarata was submerged by the river's rising waters in 1969 after the Brazilian government built a dam on the Jaguari river.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

CA Officials Allowed Fracking to Taint Drinking Water Amid Record Drought

Oil companies in drought-ravaged California are pumping wastewater from their operations into aquifers, potentially contaminating groundwater supplies that have become increasingly important...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Brazilian Ministers End Emergency Meeting on Worst Drought in 80 Years

Brazilian ministers end an emergency meeting at the capital’s presidential palace, following a water crisis that began in the most populous state of Sao Paulo, causing the worst drought seen in the south east region, in the last 80 years, the BBC reported Saturday.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Right2Water urges privatisation ban in first EU Citizens’ Initiative debate

Organisers of the “Right2Water” campaign urged the EU Commission to guarantee access to water and sanitation as a human right, and give a legal undertaking that water services will not be liberalised in the EU, in the first European Parliament debate on a European Citizens’ Initiative in Parliament on Monday. MEPs shared the view that access to water is a basic human right, but some pointed out that rules on providing drinkable water remain the remit of EU member states.

The hearing, organised by the Environment Committee, in association with Development, Internal Market and Petitions committees, brought together representatives of the “Right2Water” Citizens Committee, MEPs and the European Commission, which will draft a response to the initiative by 20 of March.

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