Delhi Water Crisis

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Delhi Jal Board Askes Haryana To Assist With Delhi's Water Shortage

Vice-Chairman of Delhi Jal Board, Saurabh Bharadwaj, has voiced grave concern over the river Yamuna's dwindling water levels and requested Haryana government to release Delhi's share of the river's water to help manage Delhi's water problem. He said that Haryana had stopped releasing water from Yamuna, reducing Delhi's water supply by roughly 100 million gallons per day. He further stated the water level is approximately eight feet below the… read-more

Sun, 12 Jun 2022 - 11:01 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Delhi, water shortage, water crisis, Delhi Jal Board, Haryana

Courtesy: Zee News

Extreme Drought In Portugal

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Extreme Drought Prompts Portugal To Begin Ration-Water-Use

Severe drought spread across Portugal more than 95% of the territory is in "severe or extreme drought." Due to its severity, the country has begun to adopt measures towards ration-water use. Meanwhile, "joint measures" have been announced by Algarve Intermunicipal Community to face drought. However, Portuguese Water Distribution and Drainage Association (PWDDA) President Rui Godinho said, "It is necessary to attack the problem with specific… read-more

Sun, 06 Mar 2022 - 07:26 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Portugal, water, drought, Rui Godinho, water crisis

Courtesy: ANI

Water Crisis

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Protests Erupt In Pakistan's Singh Province Over Water Crisis

In Tharparkar district of Pakistan's Sindh province, dozens of people staged a protest against the ongoing water crisis in Mithi town. The protestors claimed that due to the water crisis, people are forced to buy water cans at exorbitant rates. Also, farmers in Sindh and Balochistan provinces took it to a level ahead by blocking major highways and demanding for a release of water from the Indus river. 

Sat, 26 Feb 2022 - 10:45 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Balochistan, Sindh, Indus River, water crisis, Pakistan

Courtesy: ANI

A Glass of water.

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Pakistan's 20 Cities Unsafe For Drinking Water: Govt Data

The latest data presented in Pakistan's National Assembly shows that 20 cities out of 29 from where water samples were collected are 50% unsafe for drinking water. The sample test claimed the water of three cities in Sindh and Gilgit province is 100% unsafe. Experts warn that if the situation continues, Pakistan will soon face a "famine-like situation." Pakistan also lost 400% per capita water availability in 74 years. 

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: water crisis, Contaminated water, Pakistan, drinking water, Unsafe

Courtesy: ANI


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Spanish Engineers Pull Out Water By Processing Air

A Spanish company, Aquaer has made headlines for its methodology for extracting drinking water from thin air in order to supply in the dry areas. "The goal is to help people," said Enrique Veiga, an 82-year-old Engineer. The machines cool off the air using electricity, harnessing the same effect that causes condensation in air-conditioning units. Aquaer is already delivering clean, safe water to communities in Namibia and other African… read-more

Tue, 10 Aug 2021 - 09:37 AM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Spanish Engineer, Aquaer, Namibia, water crisis

Courtesy: The Reuters

Tap is running of outer.

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255 Districts, 1,597 Blocks Facing Water Crisis In India: MoHUA

While replying to a question in Lok Sabha, Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri revealed that 255 districts and 1,597 blocks are facing water crisis in the country. The data also shows that 756 urban local bodies are water-stressed in India. The reasons for the shortage of water are mainly the increase in population, exploitation of groundwater and, inefficient use of available water, said Singh in his statement.     

Sun, 08 Aug 2021 - 04:58 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: water crisis, drinking water, Hardeep Singh Puri, lok sabha, Housing and Urban Affair Ministry

Iraqis protest over power and water cuts

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Water, Power Cuts Agitates Protest In Iraq Amid Scorching Temperature

Hundred of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on July 2 to protest against the excessive power and water cuts amid scorching temperatures of 50 degrees in some parts of Iraq. Residents reported that the power went out completely before dawn in most of the country’s provinces. Iraqis are seen criticizing the government for not providing enough electricity to its citizens. "It's just getting worse,” said Haider Hussein, a 32-year-old laborer… read-more

Sat, 03 Jul 2021 - 09:32 AM / by Bornika Das

Tags: Iraq, electricity shortage, water crisis, baghdad

Courtesy: Reuters

Brazil drought

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Brazil Witnesses Worst Dry Spell In 91 Years; Drought Alert Issued

The Brazilian government has issued a drought alert as the country is expecting to face one of the worst dry spells in 91 years. Experts say, the dry spell is likely to cause water scarcity, agricultural crisis, and possible Amazon fires. Reportedly, the drought alert has been issued for the period between June to September. It may also affect the production of sugar and coffee in Brazil, opined the experts.

Sun, 30 May 2021 - 12:34 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Brazil, drought, dry spell, Sugar, coffee cultivation, water crisis

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Delhi and Haryana dispute over water supply.

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Haryana Alleges 'Mismanagement' Over Delhi's Water Scarcity Claims

The Haryana government has claimed that Delhi is receiving more water than it is entitled to. The statement came after Delhi Jal Board alleged Haryana for shortfall in supplies from the neighboring state. Haryana said that Delhi is covering its inefficiency in water management. Reportedly, earlier Delhi officials blamed Haryana for failing to release water into the canal, resulting in a drop in the pond level at Wazirabad treatment site.

Sun, 09 May 2021 - 05:05 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: water crisis, Delhi, Haryana, Water Supply

TAP Water

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38% Rural Households Benefitted Under Centre's 'Jal Jeevan Mission'

As per the Jal Shakti Ministry, around 38% of rural population have availed benefits under the Centre’s flagship 'Jal Jeevan Mission'. Launched in 2019, the scheme has covered 58 districts and 87,009 villages while ensuring tap water connections to four crore households. Moreover, the Centre has aimed to provide tapped water supply to every rural households by 2024. It also aims to provide 2.68 crore tap connections in urban bodies.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 - 04:50 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Jal Jeevan Mission, India, Jal Ministry, water crisis, water

Courtesy: LiveMint