January 22, 2011

Water crisis

Dry earth in the Sonora desert, Mexico.Image via WikipediaUp Water

Articles general

  • Water crisis - "Water crisis is a term used to refer to the world’s water resources relative to human demand. The term has been applied to the worldwide water situation by the United Nations and other world organizations." - Wikipedia
Articles news
  • Cooperation Strategic To Protect Tigris and Euphrates - "Although the brief wet season is just beginning, much of northern Iraq has endured several years of drought, compounding water problems that stem from climate change, migration, a growing population and declining water flows in the country's most important rivers -- the Tigris and Euphrates" - IPS - March 15, 2011
  • Can the sea solve China's water crisis? - "China's £1.1bn desalination plant is just the latest megaproject in its increasingly desperate race against water shortages" - guardian.co.uk - Jan 24, 2011
  • Europe Begins to Run Short of Water - "Half of the Czech Republic’s population could face water shortages because of climate change, a top climate change expert has warned." - IPS - Jan 22, 2011
  • China Drought Causes Drinking-Water Shortages - "Chinese authorities say a severe drought has left more than two million people short of drinking water in central, northern and eastern parts of the country." - VOA - Jan 17, 2011

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