Archive for August, 2023

Water Scarcity Could Help Nations Build Meaningful Relations With Iran

Via EuroNews, commentary on how water scarcity could help Brussels build meaningful relations with Tehran: The bigger picture that the EU needs to consider if it wants to devise an effective and comprehensive strategy towards Iran is one of a country facing a fundamental political, economic, environmental, societal, and demographic crisis, Cornelius Adebahr writes. July […]

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Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan Conclude GERD Negotiations Without Any Significant Progress

Via the Addis Standard, a report that Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan concluded their recent GERD negotiations without any significant progress: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have wrapped up two days of tripartite negotiation on the first filling and annual operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on Monday, agreeing to continue the negotiation in September […]

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Mind The Water Gap: Mapping World’s Water Shortages

Via National Geographic, a detailed map of the world’s water shortages: Human water consumption has soared. In some parts of the planet, the demand is greater than rivers or groundwater can sustain. Schoolbooks show a simple picture of the water cycle—water evaporates from the ocean, drifts in clouds over land, falls as rain, flows in […]

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Climate Risks and Drought Loom Over Panama Canal, a Vital Global Trade Link

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on how the lack of rain and changing weather patterns are slowing the ship traffic that moves goods around the world: Shallow waters, meet Christmas shopping. Drought, aggravated by the burning of fossil fuels, is slowing down the ship traffic that carries goods in and out of […]

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Navigating Mexico’s Water Challenges

Via AquaTech Trade, a report on Mexico’s water challenges: Mexico is currently facing a series of formidable water challenges that have been exacerbated by a historic heatwave and extended drought. The nation’s water resources are strained due to a combination of factors, including climate change-induced shifts in weather patterns, unsustainable agricultural practices, and urban expansion. […]

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America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow

Courtesy of The New York Times, a report on how groundwater overuse is draining and damaging aquifers nationwide: A wealth of underground water helped create America, its vast cities and bountiful farmland. Now, Americans are squandering that inheritance. The Times analyzed water levels reported at tens of thousands of sites, revealing a crisis that threatens […]

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