Fri

20

Apr

2012

'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

 

 

 

From BBC NEWS


By Matt McGrath 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a


vast reservoir of groundwater.

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Thu

22

Mar

2012

World Water Day spotlights growing need, dwindling sources

UN WIRE

On World Water Day, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization warned that 70% more water would be needed to produce enough food for the planet's growing population by 2050, while the world body's World Water Development Report projected that the need could be even greater if crop yields and production aren't drastically improved. Two-thirds of all people could be living under water-stressed conditions in about a decade, according to the FAO. FOR MORE PRESS AlertNet (3/21) 

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Mon

12

Mar

2012

Much of world to experience "water stress"

From UN Wire:  March 12, 2012:  News covering the UN and the world


Much of world to experience "water stress"

"In many countries water availability for agriculture is already limited and uncertain, and is set to worsen," concludes the latest UN World Water Development Report, which finds that farmers will need one-fifth more water by 2050 to meet increasing demands for food by a population estimated to reach 9.3 billion. Today, more than 80% of used water goes uncollected and untreated, an issue slated to be discussed at this week's World Water Forum. Bloomberg(3/12), The Independent (London) (3/12)

 

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Sun

20

Feb

2011

Time to panic about water - expert

News 24

2011-02-19 14:10

 

Johannesburg - South African metropolitans are heading for a major water crisis in 2020, a former director general of the department of water affairs has warned.

 

Mike Muller, who now serves as an adjunct professor at the University of the Witwatersrand and sits on the national planning commission, said at a Water and Energy Forum in Sandton this week that it was time for metropolitans to start "panicking" about their water supplies.


 

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Sat

29

Jan

2011

Drought in China. Millions face water shortage

Sun Minghua, a rural resident of Bozhou in East China's Anhui province, checks out withering wheat seedlings on his farm on Thursday. [Photo/China Daily]
Sun Minghua, a rural resident of Bozhou in East China's Anhui province, checks out withering wheat seedlings on his farm on Thursday. [Photo/China Daily]

Millions face water shortage in China

(China Daily)
Updated: 2011-01-29 07:45

JINAN - More than 2.2 million people and 2.7 million livestock are facing a water shortage as the worst drought in decades continues to linger in many parts of China.

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Fri

06

Aug

2010

Drought in Russia.

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