Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter

Water News

Amid Nile dam tensions, Egypt recalls Aswan 50 years on

Aswan - Half a century since Egypt's ground-breaking Aswan dam was inaugurated with much fanfare, harnessing the Nile for hydropower and irrigation, the giant barrier is still criticised for its human and environmental toll.

Israeli firm in Gaza extracts drinking water from air

Gaza - The densely populated Gaza Strip has long lacked sufficient drinking water, but a new project helps ease the shortage with a solar-powered process to extract potable water straight from the air.

Two liquid states: New properties of water discovered

Stockholm - Water in the liquid state is not all that it seems. By applying novel technology, scientists have been able to establish that water can move through two different liquid states, presenting new properties.

Trump suggests Egypt may 'blow up' Ethiopia dam

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Friday voiced anger at Ethiopia over its construction of a huge dam on the Nile River and appeared to suggest that Egypt may destroy it.

Turkey seeks new life for submerged tourist town

- Just two roofs poke through the vast expanse of an artificial lake that has swallowed a Turkish town whose caves and pre-Ottoman ruins once drew in global tourists.

Brown Danube: How Belgrade's sewers taint Europe's famous river

Belgrade - Just down the road from Belgrade's historic city centre, gates open for trucks to pass to the banks of the Danube, where they dump raw sewage into Europe's venerated river.

World Bank cancels loan for controversial Lebanon dam

Washington - The World Bank on Friday said it was canceling a loan to fund a dam in Lebanon that environmentalists claimed could destroy a valley rich in biodiversity.

US to ease water rules after Trump's shower moan

Washington - The US government is looking at easing regulations on shower fittings following complaints from President Donald Trump who has regularly railed against water conservation rules in his quest for "perfect hair.

The Japan firms behind Mauritius oil-leak ship

Apo - The Japanese firm that operates a ship leaking fuel off the coast of Mauritius has been involved in accidents before, including a 2006 oil spill in the Indian Ocean.

Azerbaijan villagers plead for water as vital river dries up

- The village of Banka in Azerbaijan should have plentiful supplies of water as it lies beside one of the country's mightiest rivers, the Kura.

Five questions about Ethiopia's controversial Nile dam

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said this week it had hit its first-year target for filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a concrete colossus 145 metres (475 feet) high that has fuelled tensions with downstream nations for nearly a decade.

Ethiopia's Abiy praises 'historic' start to dam filling

Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday lauded the "historic" early filling of a massive dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

Ethiopia says first year of Nile mega-dam filling 'achieved'

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Tuesday that its first-year target has been reached for filling a mega-dam on the Blue Nile River that has stoked tensions with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

'It's my dam': Ethiopians unite around Nile River mega-project

Addis Ababa - Last week, Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's press secretary took a break from official statements to post something different to her Twitter feed: a 37-line poem defending her country's massive dam on the Blue Nile River.

Ethiopia says on track to fill mega-dam as African Union pushes for deal

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia said Saturday it was on schedule to begin filling a controversial mega-dam on the Blue Nile River within weeks but vowed to try resolving its dispute with downstream neighbours Egypt and Sudan.

UN urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to 'work together' in Nile dam dispute

New York - The UN on Monday urged Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to "work together" to resolve differences over Addis Ababa's Nile River mega-dam which has been a long-running source of regional tension.

Water hyacinth pest chokes Iraq's vital waterways

- The broad leaves and delicate purple flowers floating on the Euphrates look breathtaking -- but they are suffocating the waterways of Iraq, celebrated as the "land of the two rivers".

Israeli firm monitors sewers in fight against coronavirus

Ashkelon - An Israeli company is monitoring coronavirus traces in a coastal city's sewers and hopes to deploy its technology more widely to provide early warning of future concentrations of the respiratory disease.

'Water is life': COVID-19 exposes chronic crisis in Navajo Nation

Thoreau - Amanda Larson pulls up at a water station a few miles from her home in the Navajo Nation and her three children get to work filling up large bottles lying on the bed of her pickup truck.

Chatting with Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys Special

Nick Carter of the Grammy-nominated pop group Backstreet Boys chatted with Digital Journal's Markos Papadatos about his family life, the digital age of music, and his partnerships with VOSS and Happy Family Organics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heat, water woes and coronavirus: India's perfect storm

New Delhi - Bollywood stars and political leaders have urged Indians to wash their hands to protect against coronavirus but that's a pipe dream for slum-dwellers like Bala Devi, now sweltering through a summer heatwave.

Q&A: Solution to the challenge of water phosphate regulations Special

Phosphate and phosphonate chemistries can help to control water systems. However, they can lead to dangerous levels of microbial growth. To overcome this, a nutrient-free industrial cooling corrosion control program has been developed.

International World Water Day and startling global facts

Each year, on March 22, the United Nations marks international world water day where a series of events are held and facts about access to clean water broadcast. This is to highlight just how many people still do not have access to clean water.

Dirty tap water has Rio residents on edge

Rio De Janeiro - First the water was dirty, then it was full of detergent: Rio de Janeiro residents have had some disturbing stuff coming out of their taps, the latest environmental bungle for Brazil.

Alarm over Rio's drinking water causes run on supermarket stocks

Rio De Janeiro - Widespread complaints over foul-smelling drinking water in Rio de Janeiro have triggered a run on supermarket bottled water, though the public utility denied any health risk Wednesday.

Erdogan, Istanbul rival lock horns over 'crazy canal'

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's dream project of building a canal in Istanbul to rival those at Suez and Panama has turned into a political showdown with the city's new mayor.

Five years of thirst: S.Africa's Eastern Cape battles brutal drought

- South African farmer Steve Bothma heaved a sigh of relief when the weatherman finally predicted rain.His excitement was short-lived. Just a few days later, the forecast changed. It was back to cloudless sunshine.

Troubled waters for Egypt as Ethiopia pushes Nile dam

Apo - Under the shade of a tree, Mohamed Omar joined other farmers bickering over who would water their crops first as supply from the Nile to a nearby canal dwindled."My plot has been thirsty for days.

Africa's largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris - Ethiopia's construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan set January goal on controversial Nile dam

Washington - Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Wednesday set a January 15 target for resolving an intensifying feud over a massive dam being constructed on Africa's Nile River, which has raised fears of conflict over scarce water.
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 21 Next»

Set up a news alert for

Water


Water Image

post Tomatina hose down
post Tomatina hose down
Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
Flooding in Queensland has caused only treetops to be visible in many areas.
robstephaustralia
A photograph of a loon seen on Lake of Bays  Muskoka  Ontario in 2010.
A photograph of a loon seen on Lake of Bays, Muskoka, Ontario in 2010.
Cottage country NS
Cottage country NS
Beach Meadows Beach  Brooklyn  NS
Beach Meadows Beach, Brooklyn, NS
Do you know the level of lead in your drinking water?
Do you know the level of lead in your drinking water?
Seattle Municipal Archives from Seattle, WA (CC BY 2.0)
http://www.imdb.me/andrewdasz

ANDREW DASZ
ACTOR & FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
http://www.imdb.me/andrewdasz ANDREW DASZ ACTOR & FIGHT CHOREOGRAPHER
Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
Flood water over bridge in Warwick Queensland.
By David Marsh
Wal-Mart s Great Value bottled water is sourced from the Sacramento  California municipal water supp...
Wal-Mart's Great Value bottled water is sourced from the Sacramento, California municipal water supply.
YouTube
California s Imperial Valley uses water from the Colorado River to grow crops. But increasing demand...
California's Imperial Valley uses water from the Colorado River to grow crops. But increasing demands on the river's waters have become a major issue.
U.S. Government/NOAA
Water contamination in Gaza.
Water contamination in Gaza.
Video screen capture
DOWNTOWN: A view of downtown Flint  Michigan  is seen in this photo taken from the Flint River.
DOWNTOWN: A view of downtown Flint, Michigan, is seen in this photo taken from the Flint River.
Connor Coyne / Wikimedia Commons
Gujarat has achieved a 100% score in the ‘Rural drinking water’ theme of the Water Index  implyi...
Gujarat has achieved a 100% score in the ‘Rural drinking water’ theme of the Water Index, implying that it provides clean water to all of its 35 million rural residents. .
Niti Aayog report
On December 30  2012  people of the grassroots movement Idle No More met for a peaceful protest outs...
On December 30, 2012, people of the grassroots movement Idle No More met for a peaceful protest outside of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s constituency office urging him to meet with First Nations leaders to discuss urgent issues.
Salar de Atacama
Salar de Atacama
Leon Petrosyan
Lake Constance: Approximately 1 000 tonnes of fish are caught in the lake each year.
Lake Constance: Approximately 1,000 tonnes of fish are caught in the lake each year.
Water feature  Kew Gardens
Water feature, Kew Gardens
Even the Rain_ Lifting the Cross
Even the Rain_ Lifting the Cross
http://www.vitagraphfilms.com
This photo was taken with a Pentax ISTDs  a camera that was made back in 2004.
This photo was taken with a Pentax ISTDs, a camera that was made back in 2004.

Latest News
Top News