HotSpots H2O: First Covid Case Linked to Community Spread Rattles Gaza

Gaza authorities announced last week the first Covid-19 case…

Tehran Faces Crisis As Iran’s Water Supply Runs Low

Tehran, the capital and largest city, could soon be the epicenter of Iran’s water crisis.

Amman Faces Water Squeeze as Refugees Rush into Jordan

Water shortages abound in Amman, home to more than 40 percent of Jordan’s people.

Karachi’s Water Supply Curtailed by Theft and Mismanagement

Theft, corruption, and disrepair hamper water access for millions in Pakistan's largest city.

Egypt’s Nile River Pressured by Population Growth, Rising Sea Level

Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity.

HotSpots H2O, February 12: Spotlight on Drought and Unrest in Iran

Scarce rainfall and poor water management have led to prolonged drought in Iran. As the dry spell continues, water shortages could spark further unrest in the country.

Israel’s Mediterranean Desalination Plants Shift Regional Water Balance

Desalination could remake the region’s politics and ecology.…

Israel’s Water Resource Ethic: More With Less

Desert life nurtures respect for water. By Brett Walton,…

Infographic: Syria Drought and Climate Change

Winter rainfall in the Fertile Crescent has declined 13 percent…

El Nino Droughts Take Toll in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific

Millions of people from Australia to Ethiopia are facing water…