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6 Sep 2022
China announced its first national drought emergency on the 19th of August amid the hottest. driest summer since Chinese records began 61 years ago. In mid-August, water in the drainage area of the Yangtze River had dropped to 60% below average levels for August. Water levels in the main course of the Yangtze had dropped to 50% below the average for the past five years...
2 Sep 2022 Henan province
China announced its first national drought emergency on the 19th of August 2022
28 Jul 2022 WASHINGTON DC, United States
The new investment programme is aimed "to advance quantifiable and sustained water savings by protecting watersheds impacted by wildland fire, restoring aquatic habitats and stream beds, and advancing other environmental restoration projects to mitigate drought-related impacts.”
28 Jul 2022 BRUSSELS, Belgium
European Commission's Vice-President for Inter-Institutional Relations has called for increased investment in sustainable soil management, drought-resistant crops and vegetation cover.
26 Jun 2022 BAGHDAD, Iraq
Gradual decreases in lake water volume observed but ignored in face of tourist development. Drought fells final blow.
17 Jun 2022 PENUELAS
A 13 year drought in Chile has hit mine output in the world's largest copper producer, stoked tensions over water use for lithium and farming, and led capital Santiago to make unprecedented plans for potential water rationing.
2 Jun 2022 QUETTA, Pakistan
Nearly 3,000 cases and 6 deaths from cholera have been reported in Balochistan, mostly attributed to drought and human-cattle water sharing.
31 May 2022 LONDON, United Kingdom
Major population centres, globally, face increasing water scarcity due to population growth and climate change; warns of health risks associated with poor quality water.
31 May 2022 PARIS, France
In France, imited winter rain in February and March has been followed by an exceptionally dry May. Two-thirds of France’s soils have been classified as ‘dry to very dry’, and more than 50% of the 16 French departments have already instituted water use restrictions.
25 May 2022 SANTIAGO, Chile
Chile's copper and lithium producers resort to desalination, water re-use, shorter showers. Government struggles to find balance global climate policies and economic benefit of mining.
30 Apr 2022 DAMASCUS, Syria
Turkey's continued control of Euphrates River flows will a cause environmental and humanitarian catastrophe in face of severe drought in Syria. Unprecedented water shortages exacting toll on farmers and livestock producers.
5 Apr 2022 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
Ongoing drought, coupled with rising global temperatures and extensive dam construction upstream in China and Laos have left thousands of residents in Cambodia's capital without sufficient access to clean and safe drinking water.