The world needs to find the equivalent of the flow of 20 Nile rivers by 2025 to grow enough food to feed a rising population and help avoid conflicts over water scarcity, a group of former leaders said on Monday.
A dispute over Central Asian water resources risks provoking military conflict in the former Soviet region, Uzbek President Islam Karimov said on Friday, in a stinging criticism of plans by neighbouring states to dam rivers for hydropower projects.
Abuja, 2 September 2012 - The deluge ravaging several parts of Nigeria was worsened penultimate Saturday (August 25, 2012) by the release of water from Lagdo Dam in northern Cameroun by the Camerounian authorities, which led to the submerging of many riverine settlements in 11 local government ar
Stockholm, 30 August 2012 - Last May the European Commission reported that scores of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, financed mostly by the European Union, have been damaged or destroyed, wittingly or unwittingly, by Israeli military forces in the ongoing conflict in the Palestinian Oc
Beirut, 24 August 2012 - Greenpeace Lebanon warned Thursday that there are hundreds of dangerous chemicals in the waters off the country, which pose dangers to people and the environment.
A federal judge in Brazil has suspended construction work on a massive dam in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
London, 24 July 2012 - As competition for clean water grows, some of the world’s biggest companies have joined forces to create unprecedented maps of the liquid gold that flows beneath our feet.
HARARE, 5 June 2012 - The Southern African Development Community's protocol on shared watercourses is recognised as one of the world's best. But sound agreements on the sustainable and equitable management of joint water resources require effective means to implement them.
GUATEMALA CITY, 21 May 2012 - "People haven’t been coming in for the past month or so because they are afraid again, like during war-time," complained Juan Gaspar, a shopkeeper in the northwestern Guatemalan town of Santa Cruz Barillas, where a fierce battle is raging between locals opposed to a
NEW YORK/ NAIROBI, 4 May 2012 - Pre-publication results: UN Survey of 130 countries provides in-depth status report on global efforts to improve water management; over 80 per cent of countries have reformed their water laws in the past twenty years as a response to growing pressures
25 April 2012 -Murewa. Thousands of poor Zimbabweans have turned to illegal panning for precious minerals, but environmental and water experts say their activities are contributing to the drying up of rivers which many communities rely on for their livelihoods.
Marseille, France, 13 March 2012 – Cross-border water management not only benefits water security but it also promotes dialogue, peace and cooperation – even in geopolitically unstable regions, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature).
SANTA ANA DEL YACUMA, Bolivia, Jan 5, 2012 - Small-scale dairy farmers in this remote area of Bolivia's northeastern Amazon region of Beni have a new hope for protecting their livestock from the fierce annual floods that start in December.