Water Crisis News
Drowning in Misery: How swimming pools of the rich are leading to a water crisis in the world
Your taps could run dry soon and you have the rich to blame. A recent study highlighted that while the poor use the majority of their water for basic needs like drinking and washing, the rich use excessive water for personal pleasure – filling up swimming pools, watering gardens
Amid drought, Tunisia introduces water quota system, puts tight restrictions on usage
As the country prepares for another scorching summer, the drought-stricken nation issued additional stringent water consumption restrictions, including a prohibition on the use of potable water for cleaning cars, public places, or farms
'No hijab, no rains,' says Iran cleric close to supreme leader Ali Khamenei
Mohammed-Mehdi Hosseini Hamedani said that by breaking the mandatory rule of wearing a hijab, women in the Islamic Republic have ‘caused a lack of precipitation across the country’
Rains fill over 72% of total capacity of 716 Rajasthan dams, water crisis unlikely next summer: officials
Rajasthan received 27.5 per cent higher rainfall from 1 June to 20 August compared to the same period last year
In Bengal, vegetable gardens brew hope for women left jobless in locked tea garden
A total of 1,200 families live in the Bandapani gram panchayat and every house had at least one or more than one member employed in the tea garden till the estate got shut down eight years ago due to financial irregularities
Explained: The Assam floods and the unfolding of a food and water crisis
The deluge in Assam, which has affected nearly 25 lakh people, has caused a severe shortage of food and water. Water sources have become either inaccessible or polluted, making life almost unlivable in the eastern state
Explained: How Swiss researchers pulled clean drinking water from thin air with no energy input
A group of Swiss engineers and scientists have developed a new method of extracting water from thin air, without no energy input, and no contribution to the greenhouse effect or global warming. When the system hits the market, it is set to help solve the water crises in a number of communities.
What you need to know about Singapore’s beer made out of urine
A brewery in Singapore has taken the message of being environment friendly to another level by turning urine and sewage into alcoholic beverages
Delhi's drinking water problems to worsen as Yamuna almost dries up
The level in the Wazirabad pond stood at 670.40 feet on Saturday against the normal level of 674.50 feet
Over five billion people could struggle to access water in 2050, warns United Nations
Already in 2018, 3.6 billion people had inadequate access to water for at least one month per year, said a new report from the UN's World Meteorological Organization
Droughts ravage the West; water availability woes burden farmers
Larger-scale efforts to spread water more equitably have been uneven. Along the Deschutes River, where every drop is accounted for, many farmers worry that if they lease their water rights, even temporarily, they may not get them back
Preventing The Coming Water Crisis
Volvo Cars will shortly publish an e-book containing the top 20 ideas, with the hope that it sparks something in the right minds.
Himalayan towns like Darjeeling, Mussoorie and Kathmandu are going to fast run dry
India has no system to count its climate migrants but ranks fifth among countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change.
Mission Paani: Amitabh Bachchan, Nitin Gadkari among esteemed personalities to be present at News18 initiative
The Harpic – News18 Mission Paani launch event will serve as a window to India's ongoing and worsening water crisis through a series of discussions and interviews with the panelists.
Mission Paani launch event today: News18's awareness campaign could be key in preventing a nationwide water crisis
Mission Paani is the biggest national effort to make water conservation a community-driven movement.
Groundwater reserves in Africa maybe more resilient to climate change than thought
The WHO estimated in 2015 that 319m people in sub-Saharan Africa still lacked access to safe water.
Quarter of the world's population is under extreme water stress, says WRI report
Consequences like food insecurity and conflict will also be felt in India, which is among the 17 worst-affected countries.
Recurrent water crisis forces Mawasis in MP to migrate to cities for livelihood as parched forests run dry of produce
Recurrent drought in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh has turned the once all-providing summer months into a nightmare for Mawasi tribals, forcing the youth to migrate for livelihood while women walk at least 16 kilometres daily for water
Mission Paani: With 23 out of 30 districts in Karnataka battling drought, Bengaluru stares at looming water crisis
While Mumbai had a 2005 deluge re-run scare last week and Chennai continues to be parched, Bengaluru is staring at a looming water crisis.
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Karnataka political crisis, water shortage in Chennai, FIFA Women's World Cup; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Karnataka political crisis, water shortage in Chennai forces residents to shell out fortunes on tankers, USA wins FIFA Women's World Cup; today's must-read stories