News (2021 – 03)

These are links to news articles related to USA/Mexico water

2021 – March

Mar 31, 2021

Avanza rescate de humedales y recuperación de agua en Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila

El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador encabezó el informe de acciones de rescate y recuperación de agua en Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila.

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Mar 15, 2021

Recommendations to Address Texas’ Water Infrastructure Following Winter Storm Uri

The polar vortex that descended on Texas from February 13 to 17, 2021 exposed not only the state’s ill-prepared electric grid, but also our aging, inadequate water infrastructure. More than half the state’s population was without potable water in the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri. As of March 8, three weeks after the onset of the storm, 38 public water systems in 31 counties were still issuing boil water notices according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quali

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No running water. No electricity. On Navajo Nation, coronavirus creates worry and confusion as cases surge

Lisa Robbins runs the generator attached to her family’s mobile home for just a few hours most mornings. With no electricity, it provides heat in this rural high-desert stretch of the Navajo Nation where overnight temperatures often linger in the low 30s this time of year.

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When coronavirus hits, but the water is shut

Signs at the Forest Hollow Mobile Home Community in Beaumont, Tex., advise residents to wash their hands. That simple act is the first line of defense against the infection that sickens victims of the coronavirus.

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El agua en tiempos de contingencia

En tiempo de contingencia del COVID-19 el agua es esencial para la higiene personal y de los hogares, sin embargo, no toda la gente tiene acceso a ella…

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England could face droughts in 20 years due to climate breakdown

England is in danger of experiencing droughts within 20 years unless action is taken to combat the impact of the climate crisis on water availability, the public spending watchdog says.

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Poor water infrastructure puts world at greater risk from coronavirus

Decades of chronic underfunding of water infrastructure is putting many countries at worse risk in the coronavirus crisis, with more than half the global population lacking access to safely managed sanitation, experts said as the UN marked World Water Day on Sunday.

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Cambodia scraps plans for Mekong hydropower dams

A Cambodian government decision to postpone building new hydropower dams on the Mekong river has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it will provide welcome relief to the tens of thousands of people whose livelihood depend upon its rich resources.

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Telangana: Groundwater table hits rock-bottom in Secunderabad

Come summer, the residents of Marredpally and Musheerabad may face water scarcity as the groundwater table in the areas has been been plummeting rapidly since February, according to a recent report by the ground water department (GWD), Hyderabad district.

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Arizona Legislature should act on rural groundwater, former Gov. Bruce Babbitt says

“The Legislature has to awaken to the problem, and so far, the Legislature has not done that,” Babbitt told an audience at a water meeting in the community of Sunsites. “But it is my judgment that as we move forward into our future, the Arizona Legislature is going to have to be brought to a realization that this is not a problem that you can just say, ‘We’ll study it a little more,’ and go home.”

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China’s Water Ambitions May Leave Neighbors Dry

Water resource management has always been a problem for China, which has the fifth highest water reserves of any country. Its dense population, however, puts its water resources per capita ranking at 105th worldwide, a troubling spot. As extensive dam projects are drying up rivers, neighboring countries may be left in the dust with little room to bargain.

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Groundwater situation alarming in Ganga basin states due to rising dry days: Official

The groundwater situation as well as the availability of overground water for irrigation have become alarming due to increasing number of dry days during Southwest monsoon, a top Ministry of Earth Sciences official has told a parliamentary panel.

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En estos estados toman refresco porque su agua es toxica: UNICEF

Representantes del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef) sostuvieron que la presencia de elementos tóxicos en el agua potable en Guerrero y Chihuahua, genera que los padres de estas entidades den a beber a sus hijos bebidas azucaradas, pues las consideran “más seguras”.

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Trouble as Trump dives into the dispute over Ethiopia’s Nile mega-dam

Ethiopia is adamant it will not be strong-armed by the US in talks to end the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute. As the US swings from observer to power broker, the stalemate is splitting the Arab world and Africa.Read More Mar 6, 2020

Apoyo del BM para seguridad hídrica

l Banco Mundial no ha concluido el marco de la nueva alianza de apoyo a México 2020-2025 que implica, entre otras cosas, alinear el trabajo de la institución al Plan Nacional de Desarrollo del gobierno del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, que busca más desarrollo y más reducción a la pobreza.

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Por fracking, 12 municipios en Sierra Norte de Puebla serán afectados: Fundar

La fracturación hidráulica en la Sierra Norte de Puebla es una amenaza real para las comunidades, serían 12 los municipios en esa región que se verán afectados por la hidrofracturación, así lo señaló el Centro de Análisis e Investigación.

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Presidente de México anuncia consulta pública sobre construcción de planta de Constellation Brands

La Secretaría de Medio Ambiente de México resolvió que debe realizarse una consulta pública sobre la construcción de una planta de la gigante cervecera Constellation Brands en el norte del país, dijo el martes el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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Amid groundwater declines, water data gains importance

Better understanding how much water is left in our aquifers, and how that water is being used, communities will be better positioned to make decisions about how to craft water policy as the resource becomes more and more scarce.

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