The Stream, November 22: Future of the Salton Sea

California’s Aral Sea? The vanishing Salton Sea figures large in a court battle over how Southern California gets its water, with huge costs for human health, ecological health and agricultural production, Associated Press reported. And check out again Brent Stirton’s images from the Imperial Valley and the Coachella Valley in California.

Shale gas exploration in Germany must not clash with the need to safeguard drinking water and coal mine safety, the country’s energy and water industry association BDEW said, according to Reuters.

Laos will wait for “positive signals” from its neighbors before it builds the controversial Xayaburi Dam on the Mekong River, Bloomberg reported, citing the country’s deputy prime minister.

Water stress and food insecurity loom in Sudan, where climate change has turned millions of hectares of semi-desert into desert, the Guardian reported.

Senegal’s poor households pay up to four times more for water than rich ones, a United Nations water and sanitation expert said, according to AFP.

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