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Archive for August, 2020

Why Kenya’s Urban Poor Are Exploited by Informal Water Markets

Via The Conversation, a look at Kenya’s informal water markets: Informal urban water markets – as opposed to piped water – have long supported many of Kenya’s urban areas. Those that use them are either unserved, or inadequately served, by public utilities. A large number of people depend on them as only about 20% of the Nairobi residents who […]

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Sudan, Ethiopia Vow ‘All Efforts’ To Resolve Nile Dam Dispute

Via Terra Daily, an article on efforts to resolve the Nile dam dispute: Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and his Ethiopian counterpart Abiy Ahmed vowed Tuesday to make every effort to resolve a dispute also involving Egypt over Addis Ababa’s giant Nile river dam. Egypt and Sudan view the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as […]

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Germany’s Groundwater Wells Are Running Dry Amid Climate Crisis

Via Deutsche Welle, a report on how, as German cities and towns are struggling with water shortages, climate change is making it more difficult for municipalities to reach the groundwater they rely on: Despite the lush, verdant nature that surrounds the German town of Ulrichstein, residents here — and in the region — suffer from […]

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As Neighbors Build Dams, Iraqi Rivers Dry Up

Via Terra Daily, a report on the impact of Iran and Turkish dams on Iraq’s water supply: With its neighbours activating new dams, Iraq’s historic twin rivers could run dry — unless new infrastructure projects and tense talks with Turkey and Iran bear fruit. Nowhere is the effect on the country more palpable than in […]

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Iraq Warns Of River Flow Drop From Iran

Via The Frontier Post, a report on reduced river flow into Iraq from Iran:  Iraq on Saturday warned of a significant drop in water flows from the Sirwan and Little Zab rivers coming from northeastern Iran. Awni Diab, a spokesman for the Water Resources Ministry, said the drop in water flows from the two rivers […]

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Egypt, Sudan Kick Off Another Round of Nile Dam Talks

Via Al Monitor, a report on a new round of meetings between the Nile Basin countries has resumed as Sudan and Egypt try to unite on controlling damage from the Ethiopian dam: During Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly’s Aug. 15 visit to Khartoum, Egypt and Sudan resumed cooperation on getting Ethiopia to sign a comprehensive and binding agreement setting the rules […]

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