The Stream, May 26: Majority of Yemen Population Without Clean Water

The  Global Rundown

The Global Rundown

Conflict in Yemen has left the majority of people living there without access to clean water. Floods killed two people in Houston, Texas, while drought continues to plague Taiwan. A poll found that most Ohio voters support state and federal clean water efforts. London’s water utility signed a deal to receive all of its electricity from renewable sources.

“I shower instead of taking baths, and I collect the shower water afterward to flush the toilet. When I cook I collect the water from washing vegetables and use that to flush the toilet.”–Wang Ku Liang, government water official in Taiwan, on the methods he uses to conserve water during one of the worst droughts in the country’s history. (NPR)

By the Numbers

By The Numbers

16 million Yemen residents, nearly two-thirds of the population, who do not have access to clean water amid ongoing conflict in the country. AFP

2 people Died during heavy rains and floods this week in the Houston, Texas, region. Many roads around the city are under water. USA Today


Science, Studies, And Reports

A majority of Ohio voters support the new federal Clean Water Rule, federal investment in Great Lakes cleanup efforts, and stronger regulations for the farm runoff that contributes to harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie, according to a poll commissioned by the Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition and the National Wildlife Federation. The Plain Dealer

On the Radar

On The Radar

Thames Water, London’s water utility, will begin receiving all of its electricity from renewable sources due to a new $801 million deal with Haven Power. The water utility currently gets 20 percent of its electricity from renewables. Bloomberg

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