The Stream, July 20: Aleppo Gets Water Supplies After 3-Week Hiatus

The  Global Rundown

The Global Rundown

City water supplies returned to Aleppo, Syria, following a cut-off prompted by fighting. Concerns about water security caused stocks to drop in India, while floods in Kashmir killed five people. Residents of Toledo, Ohio, are hoarding water as algae season commences in Lake Erie. A new online atlas provides water data for Wyoming.

“I don’t feel confident about it. I don’t at all.”–Barbara St. Marie, a resident of Toledo, Ohio, on concerns about the city’s drinking water that have prompted some residents to buy bulk quantities of bottled water. Last August, a bloom of toxic algae in Lake Erie, Toledo’s water supply, forced the city to issue a do-not-drink advisory for nearly half a million people. (Toledo Blade)

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

1/2 Proportion of India’s population that could experience surface water disruptions due to weak monsoon rains. Concerns about the monsoon contributed to a $US 23 billion drop in the country’s stocks. Bloomberg

5 people Number killed in flash floods caused by heavy rainstorms in areas of India-controlled Kashmir. Xinhua


Science, Studies, And Reports

Data on Wyoming’s snowpack, stream flow, weather, and other water-related topics are now available in a new, online atlas. The atlas, created through the University of Wyoming, was designed to give water managers and users all of the information in one place. Associated Press

On the Radar

On The Radar

After three weeks without a city water supply, service resumed in Aleppo, Syria, over the weekend. Water supplies had been shut off by Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, which was demanding that the government restore electricity in parts of the city. Reuters

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