News headlines for “Water and Development”, page 2

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Biodigesters Light Up Clean Energy Stoves in Rural El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    SUCHITOTO, El Salvador, Jul 25 (IPS) - A new technology that has arrived in rural villages in El Salvador makes it possible for small farming families to generate biogas with their feces and use it for cooking - something that at first sounded to them like science fiction and also a bit smelly.

  4. Water Stress, a Daily Problem in the Agro-Exporting South of Peru

    - Inter Press Service

    ICA, Peru, Jul 20 (IPS) - Living without water in a desert area is part of the daily life of Ortensia Tserem, a member of the indigenous Wampis people from the Amazon rainforest of northeastern Peru, who came three years ago to the outskirts of the coastal city of Ica with the dream of better economic opportunities for her family.

  5. 'Passion Seeds' Fertilize Brazil's Semiarid Northeast

    - Inter Press Service

    ESPERANÇA, Brazil, Jul 14 (IPS) - Zé Pequeno cried when he learned that the heirloom seeds he had inherited from his father were contaminated by the transgenic corn his neighbor had brought from the south. Fortunately, he was able to salvage the native seeds because he had shared them with other neighbors.

  6. Water a Weapon of War or a Tool for Peace?

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jul 11 (IPS) - The role of water in conflicts is changing, with more attacks against environmental and civilian infrastructure. Dr Martina Klimes of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) recently held a lecture describing the shifting security landscape and how water can be both a weapon and a victim of war – and sometimes a tool for peace.

  7. Water Harvesting Boosts Agriculture in Brazil's Semiarid Northeast

    - Inter Press Service

    "The rainwater tanks are the best invention in the world for us," said Maria de Lourdes Feitosa, 46, who recalls the deadly droughts of the past in Brazil's semiarid Northeast region.

  8. Mexico Needs to Step Up Treatment and Reuse of Water to Address Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    ENSENADA, Mexico, Jun 21 (IPS) - At the entrance to the coastal city of Ensenada in the northwestern Mexican state of Baja California a sign reads: “Every drop matters to us. Take care of the water."

  9. Uruguay: Green Bills Over Blue Gold

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Jun 19 (IPS) - Drinking water is running out in Uruguay — this headline got the small South American country onto international news. Prolonged drought has brought the reservoir and river that supply the capital Montevideo down to 10 per cent of their normal water level. Unless the rain comes, there is sufficient water only until mid-June, at best.

  10. Massive Fish Mortality Strikes Kashmirs Lake, Threatens Livelihoods

    - Inter Press Service

    SRINAGAR, Indian Kashmir, Jun 14 (IPS) - Abdul Lateef Dar, a 45-year-old man living on the outskirts of Kashmir's renowned Dal Lake, relies on the lake's fish for food and income.

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