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A dangerous water war was averted last week. But predicted droughts from global warming threaten the peace negotiated in northeastern Africa. In a breakthrough, Ethiopia promised Egypt that it would only impound life-giving waters behind Africa’s largest edifice – the US$4.2-billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – gradually, and during future   Read More ...

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Australia’s biggest state has NO strategy to deal with our most precious resource as the worst drought ever sees water run out everywhere – without even a website to tell you what restrictions are where. Sydney’s dam level drop is the most sudden in the city’s recorded history Strict new   Read More ...

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As much of India bakes in a deadly heat wave, the country’s sixth largest city is running out of water, Time reported Thursday. In Chennai, home to nearly 4.6 million people, four major reservoirs are running dry. The monsoon has been delayed, and rainfall has fallen 99 percent in the   Read More ...

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Some 500 people marched Wednesday in the Salvadoran capital to demand that lawmakers move immediately to approve a long-stalled constitutional measure making access to water a human right. The march, from the University of El Salvador (UES) to the seat of congress, came in response to an agreement reached Monday   Read More ...

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Metro Manila’s supposed water crisis is one that is not caused by lack of supply and new water sources, or as some would argue, by lack of foresight and preparations by regulators and Manila Water. Rather, it is caused by lack of effective state control over water resources after government   Read More ...

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Americans are struggling to afford their rising water bills, and thousands of poor families have had their service shut off. This growing crisis has a dark irony: It’s especially acute in a region where water is most abundant — the Great Lakes. For months, Rev. Falicia Campbell kept a secret   Read More ...

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Politicians and bureaucrats have launched endless inquiries in an effort to appear to be dealing with the water crisis in New South Wales, where a blue-green algal bloom has deprived a 40-kilometre stretch of the Darling River of oxygen and a million fish died as a result. Rural communities, wildlife,   Read More ...

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Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new president The Brazilian government has been urged to step up punishments for environmental crimes after the deadliest mining disaster in decades. The torrent of mud and iron ore tailings that   Read More ...

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