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The Stream, October 1, 2021: Australia’s Senate Rejects Proposal For New Murray Darling Basin Management Plan

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 […]

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The Stream, May 28, 2021: Australian Coal Mine’s Water Withdrawals Need Deeper Analysis, Court Says

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 […]

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The Stream, March 24, 2021: Australia Inundated With Record Rainfall

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 […]

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The Stream, March 16, 2021: Australia Not Using Best Available Data to Regulate Murray-Darling Basin

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 […]

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The Stream, November 24, 2020: Water Management Should Be Led By First Nations, Australia Says

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 […]

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Australia Researchers Test Sewage for New Coronavirus

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 […]

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The Stream, February 19, 2020: Sydney, Australia, Plans to Ease Water Restrictions Following Heavy Rainfall

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 […]

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The Stream, February 11, 2020: Rainfall in New South Wales, Australia, Eases Water Shortages in Several Towns

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 […]