News headlines for “Water and Development”, page 2

  1. Drugged Water: A New Global Pandemic Hiding in Plain Sight?

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Apr 13 (IPS) - People around the world are unknowingly being exposed to water laced with antibiotics, which could spark the rise of drug-resistant pathogens and potentially fuel another global pandemic, warns a new report.

  2. Worrying Insights from UN's First-Ever Assessment of Water Security in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 07 (IPS) - When it comes to water security – a reliable, good supply of safe water – just 29 African countries have made some progress over the past three to five years. Twenty-five have made none.

  3. Indian Agriculture Towards 2030

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 04 (IPS) - India began its journey as an independent nation in 1947 with fresh memory of the Bengal Famine of 1943 which claimed 1.5 to 3 million lives. Against this backdrop, the First Five Year Plan (1951-56) prioritized agriculture which, however, shifted to heavily industrialization in the second Plan.

  4. Desalination Plants, a Solution and an Environmental Challenge for Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    LOS VILOS, Chile, Mar 24 (IPS) - The Pacific Ocean could quench the thirst caused by 10 years of drought in Chile, but the operation of desalination plants of various sizes has a long way to go to become sustainable and to serve society as a whole rather than just corporations.

  5. Water & Sanitation, a Better Future for Girls & our Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR, Senegal, Mar 24 (IPS) - At the World Water Forum this week (March 21-26), the international community will raise awareness of the 2 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water and sanitation. Among them are millions of women and girls, who walk hundreds of miles each year to find water for their families and are blocked from education and economic empowerment also due to poor sanitation services.

  6. Water & Sanitation Crisis Escalates as Yemenis Mark World Water Day

    - Inter Press Service

    IBB Governorate, Yemen, Mar 22 (IPS) - As Yemen enters its 8th year of an escalating conflict, 21.7 million of my fellow Yemenis are forced to rely on humanitarian assistance to survive. The conflict has left a trail of devastation in its wake – the country is in economic freefall, and families face intensified violence, hunger, and disease.

  7. Groundwater at the Heart of the Water Security Equation

    - Inter Press Service

    PRETORIA, South Africa, Mar 22 (IPS) - Eng. James Sauramba is Executive Director of the SADC Groundwater Management Institute. Groundwater is invisible and yet its impact is visible everywhere – this infinite resource provides almost half of all drinking water worldwide. About 40% of water for irrigated agriculture and about 1/3 of water required for industry is from groundwater resources. Despite these impressive facts, groundwater remains invisible and less prominent compared to surface water.

  8. Cyclone Ana Floods Choke Malawi's Water and Sanitation Goals

    - Inter Press Service

    Blantyre, Malawi, Feb 22 (IPS) - On the night of January 24, 2022, as Cyclone Ana-triggered rains incessantly rattled on the rusty roof of her house, amid intervals of gusty winds, a thud woke up Josephine Kumwanje from her sleep.

  9. Call for Increased Global Efforts to Ease Africa’s Climate-Induced Water Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Feb 14 (IPS) - When years ago warnings were sounded that future wars would be fought not over oil but water, the predictions were dismissed as alarmist.

  10. Spate of Water Projects in Mexico Ignore Impacts

    - Inter Press Service

    MEXICO CITY, Feb 07 (IPS) - The Mexican government is prioritizing the construction and modernization of mega water projects, without considering their impacts and long-term viability, according to a number of experts and activists.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for Water and Development news headlines