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Four million people face hunger from Zimbabwe drought

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

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Ethiopia and UN appeal for help to feed 10.2 million people

The government of Ethiopia and the United Nations have asked for help to feed more than 10.2 Ethiopians. A long-standing drought has led to

The government of Ethiopia and the United Nations have asked for help to feed more than 10.2 Ethiopians. A long-standing drought has led to

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India: Deal struck to end deadly Jat protests

A deal has been struck to end deadly protests, which have paralysed a northern state in India and cut water supplies to Delhi’s 20 million residents

A deal has been struck to end deadly protests, which have paralysed a northern state in India and cut water supplies to Delhi’s 20 million residents

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China resettles drought-afflicted residents

Drought makes life hard for many farmers in China’s mountainous northwest. Many have left to try to make a living elsewhere, and many more are being

Drought makes life hard for many farmers in China’s mountainous northwest. Many have left to try to make a living elsewhere, and many more are being

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Water stress expected to soar, warns World Resources report

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

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Waiting for water in Mali

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

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Drought- suffering California in Nestle protest

Protesters in Los Angeles have demanded the company Nestle stop its water bottling operations. California is suffering its fourth year of a serious

Protesters in Los Angeles have demanded the company Nestle stop its water bottling operations. California is suffering its fourth year of a serious

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How to solve the water scarcity problem?

Cheap resources may be over soon, and fresh water is likely to become a subject of most serious disputes between its various users. DECHEMA’s

Cheap resources may be over soon, and fresh water is likely to become a subject of most serious disputes between its various users. DECHEMA’s

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Woman carries can of water on her head along Paris marathon

One woman stood out from the crowd at Sunday’s (April 12) Paris marathon. Gambian woman Siabatou Sanneh wore sandals and carried a jerrycan of water

One woman stood out from the crowd at Sunday’s (April 12) Paris marathon. Gambian woman Siabatou Sanneh wore sandals and carried a jerrycan of water

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Sao Paulo state faces worst water crisis in its history

A drought affecting the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is now hitting Sao Paulo state. Water levels are running low in the Paraiba do Sul river, which

A drought affecting the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo is now hitting Sao Paulo state. Water levels are running low in the Paraiba do Sul river, which

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Algae threatens drinking water in Ohio

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

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Gaza: water shortages worsen

As Israel’s offensive on Gaza presses on, the already problematic water system in the strip worsens. The residents of Khan Younis have been cut

As Israel’s offensive on Gaza presses on, the already problematic water system in the strip worsens. The residents of Khan Younis have been cut

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Mauritania: Water crisis in Nouakchott

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

Europe

Water resources under strain in Zaatari

Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp, like so many others, have fled across the Jordanian border to seek safety. Aid agencies are struggling to meet

Syrian refugees in the Zaatari camp, like so many others, have fled across the Jordanian border to seek safety. Aid agencies are struggling to meet

Europe

Water test for European Citizens' Initiative

Coming under scrutiny in this edition of U-talk is the European Citizens' Initiative. Our question comes from Marie in Paris who asks: “Brussels

Coming under scrutiny in this edition of U-talk is the European Citizens' Initiative. Our question comes from Marie in Paris who asks: “Brussels

Science_technology

Drought alert in Africa

Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities. As climate change continues, forecasters expect

Recurring water shortages endanger local ecosystems and threaten agriculture-based communities. As climate change continues, forecasters expect

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Cyprus's race for liquid gold

The second harvest of the year is being prepared in potato fields in Xylophagou, a speciality of the region in the south of Cyprus. But water from

The second harvest of the year is being prepared in potato fields in Xylophagou, a speciality of the region in the south of Cyprus. But water from

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'The Network' goes in search of water

The Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers, irrigates much of Africa, from Uganda to Egypt. It has also been a source of conflict and tension. It

The Nile, one of the world’s longest rivers, irrigates much of Africa, from Uganda to Egypt. It has also been a source of conflict and tension. It

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Focus: quenching the world's water thirst

The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought for decades. The need for fresh water for people there is simply a matter of life and death. While

The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought for decades. The need for fresh water for people there is simply a matter of life and death. While

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The urban water course

Water is at the heart of who we are, and everything we do. We live through water. On one level it is very simple – around two thirds of your body is

Water is at the heart of who we are, and everything we do. We live through water. On one level it is very simple – around two thirds of your body is

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Singapore Blog 1

Food for thought on the first day We’ve just arrived in Singapore and the local fixer suggests that we head off to film in a city centre food

Food for thought on the first day We’ve just arrived in Singapore and the local fixer suggests that we head off to film in a city centre food

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Global challenges: water in an urbanising world

This year’s World Water Week in Stockholm focusses on water resources in a rapidly urbanising World. On the mayors’ panel, city managers from all

This year’s World Water Week in Stockholm focusses on water resources in a rapidly urbanising World. On the mayors’ panel, city managers from all

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Massive heat wave blankets US

Crowds flocked to waterfronts and swimming pools on the East Coast and in the Midwest to try to cope with a massive heat wave that has killed at

Crowds flocked to waterfronts and swimming pools on the East Coast and in the Midwest to try to cope with a massive heat wave that has killed at

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US set for long hot summer as heatwave goes on

A heatwave in the United States that has claimed 22 lives could last until August as it heads east. Temperatures have hit 38 degrees celsius in

A heatwave in the United States that has claimed 22 lives could last until August as it heads east. Temperatures have hit 38 degrees celsius in

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Japan's big aftershock one month after disaster

A wide area of eastern Japan has been rocked by a powerful aftershock exactly a month after the country suffered double devastation from an

A wide area of eastern Japan has been rocked by a powerful aftershock exactly a month after the country suffered double devastation from an