Archive for April, 2023

Afghan Farmers: Helmand Province Should Receive Water Before Iran

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the growing tension between Afghanistan and Iran over water in the Helmand River: Some farmers and residents of the province of Helmand urged the current government to avoid bringing up the topic of water rights with Iran at this time. According to them, the whole country, especially Helmand, […]

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Drought In East Africa Was Caused by Climate Change

Via Inside Climate News, an article on recent studies that show that East Africa’s current drought was caused by climate change: A group of scientists have concluded that a devastating drought in the Horn of Africa, where tens of millions of people and animals have been pushed into starvation, would not have happened without the influence of […]

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Finland and Norway Can Help Solve Mongolia’s Clean Water Issues

Via The Diplomat, a report on how two Scandinavian countries could help Mongolia address its chronic water security issues, but the impetus will need to come from Ulaanbaatar: In Mongolia, clean water is emerging as a vital sector that requires modernization. In the past decade, coupled with climate change and mass mining activities, Mongolia’s chronic […]

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GERD Is A Fait Accompli, So It’s Time To Manage It A Shared Resource

Via ISSAfrica, commentary on the now irreversible GERD dam project and the need to managed it as both an Ethiopian and a shared resource: With the fourth annual filling looming in June and construction about 90% complete, the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and hydro-electric power plant on the Blue Nile seems to have […]

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Arizona Revokes Water Permits For Saudi-Owned Alfalfa Farm

Via KTAR News, a report that Arizona has revoked the water permits for a Saudi Arabia-owned alfalfa farm: Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes announced that drill permits for a Saudi Arabia-owned alfalfa farm in La Paz County have been revoked. Two deep-water wells were approved for Fondomonte Arizona LLC eight months ago, which Mayes called […]

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Drought Threatens Panama Canal Shipping Traffic

Via Terra Daily, a report on the impact of drought on the Panama Canal: Drought has forced Panama’s authorities to reduce shipping traffic in the canal that links the Atlantic and Pacific as a water supply crisis threatens the future of this crucial waterway. Two artificial lakes that feed the canal in the province of […]

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