Water : Newsfile

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  • Groundwater depletion raises likelihood of global food crises

    25 October 2010

    Water budgets are badly out of balance, throwing many regions into water debt. The water depleted annually could feed 940 million people for a year. 

  • River Thames wins major environmental prize

    13 October 2010

    The River Thames has been awarded the world’s largest environmental river management prize at the 13th International River Symposium in Perth, Australia.

  • Action call for UK's 'failing rivers'

    22 September 2009

    Just five of the 6,000 rivers in England and Wales remain in pristine condition, according to new figures published today - all in remote areas of Northumberland and Wales.

  • Water shortage threatens two million in southern Iraq

    30 August 2009

    A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq's civilisation is threatening to leave up to 2 million people in the south of the country without electricity and almost as many without drinking water, Martin Chulov reports in The Guardian.

  • Wealthy world at risk from water woes elsewhere

    21 August 2009

    A study of the water footprint of Germany emphasises how the developed world needs to care for developing world river basins supplying vast quantities of "virtual water" embedded in imported products and commodities.

  • Water must be included in climate talks, scientists say

    21 August 2009

    The participants of the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm today unanimously said that water must be included in the UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December.

  • Sanitation is world's 'most urgent problem'

    21 August 2009

    Inadequate sanitation and its devastating effects on the world's poor are humanity's most urgent, yet solvable crisis, according to international leaders and experts meeting at the 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm.

  • Water problems lead public concern across the planet

    21 August 2009

    An international survey, presented this week to the World Water meeting in Stockholm, found that the problems of fresh water pollution and scarcity are driving public concern across the planet. This report from Circle of Blue sums up its key findings.

  • Water crisis threatens famine in Asia, says UN

    17 August 2009

    Asia faces an unprecedented food crisis and huge social unrest unless hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in better irrigation systems to grow crops for its burgeoning population, according to a UN report.

  • Amazon Indians rebel against dams

    28 April 2009

    Brazil's Enawene Nawe Indians are demanding a halt to the construction of a series of dams along the Juruena River in the Amazon which they say could deprive them of the river resources which they depend on for their survival. Glenn Switkes reports.