Archive for September, 2022

Protests Over Water Shortages Shut Longest South African Highway

Via Bloomberg, a report of water related protests in South Africa: Part of South Africa’s longest highway, which runs from Cape Town to Zimbabwe, was shut on Monday by protesters who were demonstrating over water shortages.  The N1 highway was closed at Ventersburg, a town that’s about 240 kilometers (149 miles) south of Johannesburg, the […]

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Future of Europe – and World – Is In Drought

Via the New European, commentary on an Europe in which rivers and reservoirs are shrinking, and the land is parched: The ghost-grey hull of a second world war shipwreck that resurfaced from Italy’s shrinking River Po this summer was less a relic of a forgotten past and more a reminder of a grim future facing […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Biggest Lake Declares Drought ‘Red Alert’

Via Reuters, an article on how China’s biggest lake has declared ‘red alert’ as the nation’s long drought lingers: The central Chinese province of Jiangxi has declared a water supply “red alert” for the first time after the Poyang freshwater lake, the country’s biggest, dwindled to a record low, the Jiangxi government said on Friday. The […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Extreme Summer Affecting China’s Water, Food, and Energy Security

Via The Diplomat, a report on how climate shocks are impacting China’s energy, water, and food security ambitions, as well as, new resistance towards the western route of the south-north water transfer: This summer has been China’s driest and hottest since consistent records began being kept in 1961. The severe heatwave resulted in and continues to exacerbate […]

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The Parched Tiger: Should India And Bangladesh Find An Alternative To Teesta Water Sharing Deal?

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on water tensions between India and Bangladesh: The recent visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to India once again highlighted the continuous deepening of bilateral relations. In the last one decade or so both countries have not only been able to solve a number of long-pending disputes but also made […]

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The Drying of the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers

Via Yale Climate Connections, a look at the impact of the historic drought plaguing two of North America’s threatened rivers: National TV, cable, and other mass media outlets have been brimming with news that much of the American West is into its longest drought in 1,200 years. What does this mean for some of the […]

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