Alternative World Water Forum

The water resources of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) are under stress. Climate change in the region is visible and expected to reduce the output Tigris River and its tributaries: in the past decade the Kurdistan Region has been suffering from extreme weather, from droughts to heavy rainfall. Instream   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

How big business ignored the water restrictions and got away with it As dam levels dropped dramatically at the end of 2017 and Cape Town faced the threat of Day Zero, households were forced to pull out all the stops to save water. But Coca-Cola and other industrial users were   Read More ...

Categories: In the news

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 ...

Categories: In the news

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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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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Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country. Although not all areas of the country are affected in the same way, many Cairo residents say they don’t have water for large portions   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

When Cape Town acknowledged in February that it would run out of water within months, South Africa suddenly became the global poster child for bad water management. Newspapers revealed that the federal government had been slow to respond to the city’s three-year drought because the mayor belongs to an opposition   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories

Pepsi Under Attack for Water Abuses from All Quarters Palakkad, India, March 9, 2017 US based PepsiCo has been forced to cease operations at its bottling plant in Kanjikode, in the south Indian state of Kerala because of water shortages, the India Resource Center can confirm. A team led by   Read More ...

Categories: Global stories