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Water Pollution

19 November 2015

High levels of water pollution, in China and other places, further reduces the availability of supplies.  Like air pollution, water pollution is also a common source of ill health, and can kill, the WHO attributes 2 million deaths a year to unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene.[1] In [read more]

São Paulo’s drought

10 September 2015

In November 2014 Reuters reported that São Paulo, a city of 20 million, had only two months of guaranteed water supply remaining and that afterwards, if sufficient rain did not fall there was no certainty over availability of the water for the city.[1] The drought continued in 2015, Le Monde [read more]

Nepal earthquake highlights dangers of dam building in Tibet

6 May 2015

Liu Qin – article reproduced from www.thethirdpole.net under commons licence Hydropower development in Tibet is fraught with huge risks because of the danger of major earthquakes. What’s more, the projects might not be needed, say expertsAlthough the precise picture is still unclear, [read more]
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