Archive for the ‘Russia’ Category

Iran Warns of Caspian Sea’s Shrinking Coastline

Via Tasnim News, a report on climate change’s impact on the Caspian Sea: Iran’s mission to the UN office in Geneva warned that the Caspian Sea’s water levels have been dropping according to satellite images provided by the Iranian Space Agency. In a post on X, the Permanent Mission of Iran to the United Nations […]

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Water and Conflict: Updates from the Russia-Ukraine War

We are living in a time of water and kinetic conflict in the Ukraine and I would like to highlight this interesting discussion ahead: Russia’s war in Ukraine has devastated the country’s water and sanitation infrastructure. Civilian water supply and treatment have been exposed to collateral damage, wielded as weapons through targeted attacks, and strained […]

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Russia Accused Of Sabotaging Ukraine Water Pipe To Mykolaiv

Courtesy of BBC, an article on accusations that Russia intentionally sabotaged water supply infrastructure in Ukraine: For six months, homes in Ukraine’s southern coastal city of Mykolaiv have been without clean drinking water. Military and UN experts have told a BBC investigation they believe Russian forces deliberately cut off the water supply last April. Satellite […]

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Russia Threatens Ukrainian Dam

Via BBC, an article on Russia’s threat to a key reservoir for Ukrainian water: Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of preparing to blow up a dam at a hydroelectric plant in southern Ukraine, which would lead to a “large-scale disaster”. In his overnight address he said the Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper river […]

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Russia / Ukraine Conflict: Water Wars 2022

Via NPR, an interview on how – in a southern city in Ukraine – Russian forces destroyed the municipal water supply five months ago, and residents have been struggling to get clean water ever since: MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The war in Ukraine has caused billions of dollars in damages. Ukrainian officials complain that Russian missile strikes […]

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The Volga: A River No Longer Runs Through It

Via MIT’s Technology Review, an article on how too many dams have made Russia’s most important river dysfunctional: You can find Dubna, a small town three hours away from Moscow by train, both on a map and in the periodic table: dubnium, element number 105, was discovered at a research center there, and named after […]

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