News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Salvadoran Rural Communities Face Climate Injustice

    - Inter Press Service

    TECOLUCA, El Salvador, Nov 30 (IPS) - For farmers in the valleys below the 15 de Septiembre hydroelectric plant in central El Salvador, the rains bring floods. Now that the rains are more unpredictable, the loss of crops and disruption of fishing are even more devastating as they deal with erratic climate-change-induced flooding.

    For decades, poor fishing and farming communities in southern El Salvador have paid the price for the electricity generated by one of the country's five dams, as constant and sometimes extreme rains cause the reservoir to release water that ends up flooding the low-lying area where the families live.

  2. Accelerating Change: Global Call to Action on World Toilet Day to Meet 2030 Sanitation Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Nov 19 (IPS) - World Toilet Day 2023, on 19 November, focusing on ‘Accelerating Change’ - Toilets are a foundation stone of public health and play a critical role in protecting the environment”Celebrated annually on the 19th of November, World Toilet Day aims to inspire concerted efforts in addressing the pressing global sanitation crisis, which currently leaves approximately 3.5 billion people without access to safely managed sanitation.

  3. Community Efforts Boost Wastewater Treatment in El Salvador - Video

    - Inter Press Service

    CHIRILAGUA, El Salvador, Nov 07 (IPS) - Neither the central government nor most of El Salvador's 262 municipalities have had the capacity to install enough wastewater treatment plants to prevent it from being discharged directly into the environment.

  4. Community Solutions Combat Water Shortages in Peru's Highlands

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Oct 26 (IPS) - The lack of water is so severe in Peru's highlands that farming families are forced to sell their livestock because they cannot feed them. "There is no grass or fodder to feed them," says Fermina Quispe, a Quechua farmer from a rural community located at 4,200 meters above sea level.

  5. How to Defend the Environment and Survive in the Attempt, as a Woman in Mexico

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 24 (IPS) - The defense of the right to water led Gema Pacheco to become involved in environmental struggles in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, an area threatened by drought, land degradation, megaprojects, mining and deforestation.

  6. Bringing the Piratininga Lagoon Back to Life in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    NITERÓI, Brazil, Oct 20 (IPS) - Houses with balconies facing the street or the surrounding hills, when they are not hidden behind high walls, reflect a neighborhood where people live on the shore of a lagoon but reject the landscape it offers.

  7. Peru Faces Challenge of Climate Change-Driven Internal Migration

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Sep 28 (IPS) - Nearly 700,000 people have migrated internally in Peru due to the effects of climate change. This mass displacement is a clear problem in this South American country, one of the most vulnerable to the global climate crisis due to its biodiversity, geography and 28 different types of climates.

  8. Treated Wastewater Is a Growing Source of Irrigation in Chile's Arid North

    - Inter Press Service

    COQUIMBO, Chile, Sep 18 (IPS) - The reuse of treated wastewater in vulnerable rural areas of Chile's arid north is emerging as a new resource for the inhabitants of this long, narrow South American country.

  9. Flooding, Water Insecurity Looms as Indian Kashmirs Titanic Water Bodies Shrink

    - Inter Press Service

    SRINAGAR, INDIA, Aug 24 (IPS) - Sadiq Dar, 68, is surprised how the heavy siltation of Wular Lake has turned many of its areas into land masses. “When we were growing up, we would only see water in this lake. Now, we see cattle grazing in it while a large portion is also being used by children for playing cricket,” he tells IPS.

  10. Revisiting the Water-Energy Nexus for a Changing Climate

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 03 (IPS) - The Colorado river basin has recently been wracked by an extended drought which brought to the fore major concerns regarding hydroelectricity production. Up on the Colorado sits the iconic Hoover Damwhich transforms water into enough electricity to power 1.3 million people in Nevada, Arizona and California.

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