In Australia, many of the same areas that endured brutal bushfires in 2019 and 2020 are now drowning in record-setting rainfall.
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YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN In the American West, the long-term impacts of wildfires threaten water supplies and California’s second-largest reservoir reaches record lows. A new report reveals inequality in water infrastructure investment in the United States. Four West African countries sign a first-of-its-kind agreement to manage water in the region’s largest aquifer basin. Flood insurance premiums […]
YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Australia’s government should have conducted a more thorough analysis of the impacts of water withdrawals for the controversial Carmichael coal mine, a court rules. Study shows fish farms in British Columbia can transmit a virus to wild salmon. An outburst of mucus-like marine algae is blanketing Turkey’s Sea of Marmara The African […]
YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Millions of Australians are affected by record rainfall and flooding. Two Colorado utilities will test the feasibility of a controversial reservoir in the state’s Western Slope. An Alaskan construction company and the EPA reached a settlement over violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The United States and Ethiopia hold talks over […]
YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN Murray-Darling Basin regulators are failing to use the best available climate information as conditions become drier. Lake Powell will reduce water flow this week in an attempt to understand the reservoir’s ecosystem more accurately. Nearly half a million people in Nicaragua still lack access to water and sanitation after dual hurricanes late […]
GLOBAL DAILY WATER NEWS Water restrictions in parts of Australia are lifted. The Hopi Tribe in Arizona is struggling to maintain their way of life after severe drought has wiped out their corn crops. Water maintenance concerns have stalled the construction of a border wall in El Paso, Texas. Canada will not meet target to […]
GLOBAL DAILY WATER NEWS Australia approves a project that will drill over 800 wells in a forest in New South Wales. A Canadian oil pipeline is approved for replacement in the United States. A new government program in Kenya aims to increase access to drinking water and restore biodiversity. Subglacial lakes in Antarctica could provide […]
GLOBAL DAILY WATER NEWS Australian politicians call for the appointment of an Indigenous representative to the nation’s water authority. Back-to-back hurricanes across Central America are displacing millions and could contribute to the spread of Covid-19. An appeal to stop Nestle from pumping millions of gallons of water from a Michigan well is denied. Sudan boycotts […]
Following the lead of colleagues in the Netherlands and the United States, researchers in Australia are investigating the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in sewage. Because infected individuals shed the virus in their feces, raw sewage could serve as an early-warning signal for the spread of the virus in an area. Sewage sampling could also serve as […]
The Global Rundown Sydney, Australia, plans to ease water restrictions next month after torrential rainfall boosted the city’s reservoir levels. Drought leaves a quarter of Lesotho’s population hungry. Wisconsin lawmakers prepare to vote on a $10 million plan to improve water quality issues in the state. Residents of Brega Valley, Australia, are forced to rely […]
The Global Rundown Heavy rainfall in New South Wales, Australia, alleviates water shortages in more than a dozen towns. Albemarle, the world’s top lithium miner, plans to monitor water flows in Chile’s Atacama salt flat. A new study maps possible drought, floods, and forest fires that could occur across Europe in coming years. Residents of […]
Staggering bushfires have raged across the Australian landscape, ravaging both life and livelihoods.