News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Dengue—an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru

    NEW YORK, Jan 15 (IPS) - While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue.

  2. San Salvador Becomes a Sponge to Reduce Damage from Landslides

    SAN SALVADOR, Jan 11 (IPS) - Throughout its history, San Salvador has faced the danger of landslides - mud and rocks that slide down the slopes of the volcano at whose feet the city was founded in 1525.

  3. Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea

    CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 04 (IPS) - Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989.

  4. Belo Monte Dam: Electricity or Life in Brazil's Amazon Rainforest

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 28 (IPS) - "We are no longer familiar with the Xingú River," whose waters govern "our way of life, our income, our food and our navigation," lamented Bel Juruna, a young indigenous leader from Brazil´s Amazon rainforest.

  5. Safe Drinking Water Should Mean Safe Collection Too: How to Reduce the Risks

    Dec 14 (IPS) - Globally, millions of people don’t have access to water in their home. They collect water from shared water supply points or surface water sources and physically carry water containers back home for household use.

  6. Climate Action for Human Rights

    NEW CALEDONIA, Dec 09 (IPS) - Climate change and human rights are two key issues in international development and their interaction is increasingly in need of focus at national, regional and international levels.

    In the Pacific, where the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories are on the front line of both climate ambition and the ongoing effects of the climate crisis, climate change is recognised as the region’s single greatest threat.

  7. Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu

    CANBERRA, Nov 18 (IPS) - Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time.

  8. Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil's Semiarid Region

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 (IPS) - No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil's semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the past when scarce rainfall caused deaths, looting, a mass exodus to the South and bloody conflicts.

  9. Bulawayo Water Crisis: When the Taps Run Dry and the City Runs out of Ideas

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Oct 21 (IPS) - Dotted across the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo, the water tanks installed in private residences is evidence that years of water crisis, that has seen some suburbs here going for months without running water, has not spared anyone. The large plastic drums, locally called Jojo tanks after the company that manufacturers them — which have a storage range of up to 10,000 litres — have assumed a class status of sorts in Bulawayo.

  10. The Urban Poor are Fighting Back Against COVID-19

    DAKAR, Senegal, Oct 14 (IPS) - For those who live in slums and informal settlements, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront their greatest vulnerabilities. But they are fighting back; organising, and coming up with creative ways to protect their communities.

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