Increasing encroachments on all water bodies combined with over-extraction of groundwater has led to the crippling of the city’s coastal aquifer system.
Lacking piped water supply, young girls and women in rural areas of Jammu and Kashmir spend hours walking long distances to get water far from their homes and waiting for their turn at the source.
In a Latur hamlet, Shalubai works eight hours daily to fill water; some spend less time, but pay three times the rate for water than Aurangabad breweries do.
A Global Water Partnership-led forum in December 2016 found a dangerous nexus between water insecurity, enduring unemployment and increasing migration in the Mediterranean. Rome: Water – everybody talks about it, warns against its growing scarcity, excessive waste, the impact of climate change, the frequent severe droughts and so on. […]
The acute water shortage and the absence of any conservation practices in the region have led to several dairy and farm animals dying in the past months.
“Even if we manage to keep warming to the limits agreed in Paris, the impacts on human health from heat stress are likely to increase substantially as global temperatures climb.”
The lack of any law to protect groundwater levels is actively hampering any efforts to enable and encourage the natural replenishment of the NCT’s water table.
Abdul Khadar of Karnataka was awarded by the National Innovation Foundation for developing the device.
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The Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will bring more power to Ethiopia but is already creating tensions over water rights with Sudan and Egypt.
Water scarcity will not have the same impact worldwide – Western Europe and North American economies would likely be spared, but rising economies such as China and India could be hard hit.