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The Stream, February 15: Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Jeopardy After Senate Rejects Changes

The Global Rundown The future of the Murray-Darling Basin plan is uncertain after the Australian Senate votes against a reduction of the plan’s water recovery targets. An unprecedented amount of rain lifts the Washington D.C. area out of severe drought. Satellite data links melting Antarctic ice sheets with accelerating rises in sea level. Fiji escapes […]


The Stream, February 14: Norovirus Outbreak at Pyeongchang Olympics Linked to Water Contamination

The Global Rundown A norovirus outbreak that sickened nearly 200 people at the Pyeongchang Olympics is linked to contaminated cooking water. Cape Town pushes Day Zero back to June 4 as South Africa declares a national disaster due to drought. Cyclone Gita devastates Tonga, causing widespread flooding and flattening homes and government buildings. A recent […]


The Stream, November 10: Texas Lobbies U.S. Government for $61B to “Future Proof” for Natural Disasters

The Global Rundown Texas requests $61 billion from the U.S. federal government in order to “future proof” for natural disasters. An array of legal obstacles stand in the way of successful climate migration in the Pacific Islands. Experts question whether governments are doing enough to prepare for 3-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures. The island […]


The Stream, January 24: Water Risks Not Getting Attention In Business Supply Chains

The Global Rundown Few businesses are asking their suppliers for information on water risks and management, according to a new report. Officials in Afghanistan are accusing Iran of working to undermine water development projects on the Helmand River. The administration of President Donald Trump will likely rescind the U.S. Clean Water Rule that ensures federal […]


The Stream, February 22: New Delhi Water Canal At Center Of Protests

The Global Rundown Protesters briefly took control of a major water canal supplying New Delhi over the weekend before India’s army recaptured it. Meanwhile, drought-hit farmers in rural India are asking the government to support a jobs program that provides work on public projects. A strong tropical cyclone damaged water supplies and crops in Fiji, […]


The Stream, February 16: World Capable of Closing Food Gaps With Better Water Management

The Global Rundown Improving water management could significantly narrow the gap between food production and food demand globally by mid-century, a new study found. Beijing pledged to clean up waterways polluted with untreated sewage by 2018, and officials in Tanzania warned that untreated sewage in Lake Victoria threatens the health of communities. Fiji became the […]