The Stream, September 18: Environmental Surveys

The European Commission will give Pakistan additional $8.96 million for emergency relief efforts in the flood-stricken Sindh Province, the South Asian News Agency reported. A second successive year of flooding is affecting more than 5.4 million people in Pakistan and has so far displaced more than 1.8 million.

More and more regions around the world are reaching their peak water limits, according to the latest biennial report on freshwater resources by the Pacific Institute. Watch the presentation of the report at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Newsweek has released its environmental ranking of the biggest companies in developed and emerging world markets.

Scarcity of resources and climate change rank sixth and seventh, respectively, in a recent survey that asked Global Agenda Council members to identify the most important global trends in the next 12-18 months, the World Economic Forum reported.

Egypt and Sudan are up in arms over plans by other East African countries to construct a series of dams upstream on the Nile River. How does newly independent South Sudan factor into the Nile water agreements?

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