News headlines for “Water and Development”, page 3

  1. 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.

  2. Damaged Natural Infrastructure Exacerbates Urban Flooding in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 02 (IPS) - People living in Jardim Pantanal, a low-income neighborhood on the east side of the Brazilian megalopolis of São Paulo, suffer floods every southern hemisphere summer. Many residents remember the three months their streets and homes were under water in late 2009 and early 2010.

  3. Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community

    - Inter Press Service

    Blantyre, Malawi, Jan 10 (IPS) - The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pit latrines.

  4. Too Harmful: The March of Salt and Plastics on World Soils

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jan 06 (IPS) - There are more under-reported consequences of human activities unmatching the rhythm of Mother Nature. Such is the case, among many others, of the growing salinisation and ‘plastification’ of the world's soils.

  5. Why Does Yangtze River Have its Own Protection Law?

    - Inter Press Service

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    AUSTRALIA, Jan 03 (IPS) - The new Yangtze River Protection Law (YRPL), which came into effect on March 1, 2021, is China’s first legislation on a specific river basin. The Yangtze River is China’s longest and largest river system, stretching over 6,300 kilometres and has over 700 tributaries. With a drainage basin covering more than 1.8 million square kilometres, approximately one-fifth of China’s total land area, the river basin is home to over 40% of the country’s population.

  6. Severe Water Stress, Absolute Scarcity for 2 to 4 Billion Humans by 2025

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Dec 23 (IPS) - Now it comes to the scary water crises, as it is estimated that, globally, over two billion people live in countries that experience high water stress.

  7. Rural Women in Peru Seed Water Today to Harvest It Tomorrow

    - Inter Press Service

    CUZCO, Peru, Dec 22 (IPS) - "When I was a little girl we didn't suffer from water shortages like we do now. Today we are experiencing more droughts, our water sources are drying up and we cannot sit idly by," Kely Quispe, a small farmer from the community of Huasao, located half an hour from Cuzco, the capital of Peru's ancient Inca empire, told IPS.

  8. Protecting Environmental Water from Antimicrobial Resistance

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Nov 23 (IPS) - The overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines and chemicals has become the main driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and drug-resistant infections that threaten human health and the global economy.

  9. 1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day - This Is Why

    - Inter Press Service

    Did you know that half of the world’s population do not have toilets? And that, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces? And that every day, over 700 children under five years old die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene?

    This is the dramatic, hushed reality of 3.6 billion people who don’t have one that works properly.

  10. COP26: Climate Justice Begins with the Human Right to Water

    - Inter Press Service

    GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov 09 (IPS) - As the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is swiftly moving to its conclusion on Friday, climate justice could not be more urgent or timely.

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