» 08/31/2004, 00.00
Scientists sound alarm over water crisis
Water use in Asia outstrips rainfall.
‘Catastrophic’ drought forecast for China next year
Water crisis: Manila prays for rain
Despite the monsoon rains, entire areas of the country are facing the risk of drought. Cardinal Rosales has written an Oratio Imperate that will be recited in all churches of the archdiocese. Among the causes is an ever increasing demand for water for a population in a state of constant growth.
Drought leaves more than ten million people without water
Entire cities are left without drinking water which must be rationed and trucked in from neighbouring areas. Temperatures have hit all-time highs causing crop losses. Heat wave is expected to continue for several more days.
22/03/2007 UNITED NATIONS – WORLD WATER D
Two-thirds of world to face water crisis by 2025
UN warns on World Water Day that pollution and mismanagement of water resources are among the main factors causing draughts. North Africa, the Middle East and western Asia are the most affected regions.
Three Gorges Dam blamed for China’s worst drought in 50 years
Rainfall has been low for months as hot weather prevails. Seven provinces and Shanghai are experiencing water shortages. Rice and grain production are at risk. The Three Gorges Dam set to release 5 billion cubic metres. Since the dam was built, drought has become more frequent and long lasting. Experts believe the two to be correlated.
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