El Salvador declares a drought emergency for the first time ever

Apr 15, 2016

El Salvador declares a drought emergency for the first time ever

El Salvador declared a water shortage emergency for the first time in its history on Thursday, citing the effects of climate change and the El Nino phenomenon, the country’s president said. In the last four years, rainfall has decreased considerably in the Central American ...

Apr 12, 2016

China sounds alarm on groundwater pollution

More than 80 percent of China’s underground water drawn from shallow wells used by farms, factories and mostly rural households is unsafe for drinking because of pollution, a government report says. The Water Resources Ministry study posted on its website Tuesday analyzed samples drawn ...

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Feb 22, 2016

New Delhi water crunch laid to violent north India protests

Authorities in India’s capital have closed schools and taken other measures to combat water supply problems caused by violent protests in a neighboring state that have left at least 12 people dead. Thousands of members of an underprivileged community who are protesting to demand ...