Showing posts with label freshwater. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freshwater. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

At least 1.4 million people in Haiti need aid after hurricane: UN chief

At least 1.4 million people need assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters here on Monday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NASA alert: Middle East loses fresh reserves size of Dead Sea in 7 years

The Middle East is headed towards a water shortage crisis, as NASA satellites show that reserves the size of the Dead Sea have been depleted in just seven years, largely due to well-drilling.
Newly-obtained results show that 144 cubic kilometres of freshwater – a volume nearly equivalent to that of the Dead Sea or Lake Tahoe – had been removed from the ground in the area that encompasses Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria between 2003 and 2009.
"That's enough water to meet the needs of tens of millions to more than a hundred million people in the region each year, depending on regional water use standards and availability," said Jay Famiglietti, the UC Irvine professor who led the team who made the findings, which are due to be published on Friday in Water Resources Reasearch magazine.

EL News