Ethiopia is building a dam that will give the country control over the Nile River’s primary water source. The dam has far-reaching consequences for Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, and the millions of people who depend on the river, The Ohio State University’s Andrew Carlson reported, and raises questions about who owns the river. Shifting Scarcity in […]
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Rohini Nilekani began her career as a journalist and writer. But upon marrying Nadan Nilekani — co-founder of the Indian tech-consulting firm Infosys — and coming into some money, she sought a cause to support financially. “I was looking for an area that would make sense to me and that would also have some kind […]
Local protests against mining and energy projects in Peru are on course to affect the outcome of the upcoming presidential elections in June, Reuters reports. Some $40 billion in mostly foreign investment has been lined up for Peruvian projects over the next decade, but protesters fear that the extractive processes might cause pollution and drain […]
The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.
Water purification stations shut down to prevent polluted water from entering filters.
A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.
Egypt and Sudan have rejected the proposed Nile Basin agreement as it stands, while the other seven members vow to press on.
Many joint economic development projects have been completed, but an agreement on cooperative management of the river basin has not been signed.
The Global Rundown Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces ambitious plan to pipe clean water to all rural homes by 2024. Israel installs a fourth water pipeline into Gaza. A new study warns that rising global temperatures could bring more severe drought and flooding to Africa than previously thought. A week of rain arrives is […]
The Global Rundown Nitrate pollution in U.S. drinking water could be linked to more than 12,000 cancer cases annually. A severe cyclone closes in on the Indian state of Gujarat, forcing 300,000 people to evacuate. Officials in Norway say they still haven’t found the cause of water contamination that sickened dozens on the island of […]