Archive for the ‘Ukraine’ Category

Ukraine’s Destroyed Dam Has Led To Parched Irrigation Channels

Via Newsweek, a report on the devastating impact that the destruction of Kakhovka dam is having upon Ukraine: Ukrainian farmers face a pressing threat as the vital irrigation systems supplying water to their fields in Kherson start to dry up. In June, the Kakhovka dam in Russia-occupied Kherson was destroyed in an explosion because of the ongoing […]

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Not Just In Ukraine: How Armies Turn Water Into A Weapon Of War

Via 19FortyFive, a look at how the breach of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine is hardly the first time that water has been used as a weapon of war. Earlier this week a breach in the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant unleashed the Dnipro River, flooding a vast expanse of the Ukrainian countryside. Russia and Ukraine have blamed one […]

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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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