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Southern France restricts water as it braces for dry summer
Parts of southern France are restricting water as 10% of Europe faces a crisis situation due to drought.
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German MPs have cancelled a trip to Spain’s strawberry farms as political controversy over water shortages heats up.
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Barcelona is leaning on Europe’s largest desalination plant as drought squeezes water supplies.
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Faced with a water shortage due to the drought, French golf clubs are finding ways to reduce water consumption
Solving Europe's water crisis requires dealing with it locally
In some European countries, we will need to stop thinking that we have an automatic right to cheap, plentiful water which we can use to clean our streets, wash our cars, or fill our swimming pools whenever we wish, Mark Smith writes.
How Las Vegas slashed water use with dawn patrols and lawn bans
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New map reveals where in Europe is most at risk from water shortages
Water consumption is outstripping supply. This map shows the regions most at risk of shortages.
Spain’s water crisis puts one of Europe’s biggest wetlands at risk
Drought is threatening the Donana wetland and scientists say farmers in the region are making the problem worse.
Spain’s water war puts Europe’s fruit and veg at risk
Spain’s government has decided to cut water brought from the Tagus River to irrigate crops in the bone-dry southeast of the country.
Spanish worshippers prayed for rain on May Day
The "El Abuelo" religious procession in the southern Spanish city of Jaen on May 1st, saw worshippers pray for rain. Spain has had its hottest April on record and there are fears it could face a drought this year.
Spain's April heatwave sees temperatures nudging 40C
Unseasonably hot weather has seen April temperatures nudging 40C in parts of Spain. Last year was Spain's hottest since 1961, and warm air from North Africa is giving Spaniards a foretaste of another scorching summer several months early.
Drought forces Panama Canal to limit shipping traffic
A lack of rainfall has seen water levels drop in the two artificial lakes that supply the canal.
Evgeniy Maloletka wins World Press Photo of the Year award
The photographer won the prize for his image of emergency workers carrying a pregnant woman through a shattered maternity hospital in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
Climate Now debate: What's happening to the water cycle?
Extreme weather events are making water a top priority in Europe. How is climate change affecting the water cycle on the continent?
French farmer gives tearful interview as drought threatens crops
A giant reservoir in Sainte-Soline has become a flashpoint in France’s debate over water resources.
How rising sea levels are affecting India's water supplies
People can no longer depend on ponds and wells for the water they need to drink, cook and wash.
This Mediterranean country is cutting off overnight water supplies
Water is being cut for seven hours every night in response to the worst drought on record.
Protestors and police clash at anti-reservoir rally in western France
Police detonated non-lethal dispersion grenades as they fended off thousands of protesters, some armed with machetes, axes and gasoline bombs.
Humanity's future depends on how we manage water, says UN head
Water action needs to be at the "centre of the global political agenda," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday at the end of a three-day conference on water resources.