Thousands in Malaysia face water shortage.
Alisha Hassan | 8 October 2012 |bikyamasr.com
Malaysia’s Selangor has growing concern over water shortages.
KUALA LUMPUR: According to new reports from Malaysia’s Selangor state, thousands of residents are facing new rounds of water shortages after the main river in the area dropped below manageable levels.
Some 30,000 people or more, mainly farmers in Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam districts could be affected dramatically by a drought that has hit the area over the past month.
The state’s main rice growing area saw water drop to below critical levels.
Water contamination news: New water contaminants – chemicals need to be added to the list that should be controlled.
Universities and the U.S. Geological Survey have noticed that some fish and other aquatic creatures have been developing rather unusual characteristics. For example, the National Geographic News reported in 2004 that a statistically significant study by the USGS found that some bass in the Potomac River had developed testicular as well as ovarian tissues. Yes, the boys could make eggs.
Other studies identified similar problems existing in other rivers around the country. The EPA and other researchers are convinced that chemicals that are not normally sampled or treated are able to pass through our municipal treatment systems and are having the documented impacts.
As Portlanders, we are passionate about our drinking water, which is some of the world’s best.
Protecting our right to clean water is something that brings us together.
It’s not surprising that Portlanders have rejected three attempts to fluoridate our drinking water.
Hundreds of people in the Egyptian town of Menoufia have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water.
India – Degrees of thirst – the world’s water supply – Global water supply infographic will show you how bad the water crisis is
It’s no secret that there is a water crisis in many developing countries around the world. Many people everyday go without clean safe water. More people have access to a mobile phone than they do to a toilet. While several organizations are working feverishly to come up with a global water solution, it is believed a long term solution will come from the students of today working together towards one goal.
India – 650km water pipes changed, twice as much still to go – Thermal power cluster poses water crisis for Vidarbha
Finally, waking up to the threat of water contamination in the city, Metrowater has started replacing pipelines. More than 2,300km of pipelines that criss-cross the city were laid in the mid 1960s. Now, many of them may have corroded, leading to seepage of sewage and other impurities into the pipes.
India’s state of Haryana, Gurgaon questions – How about rainwater harvesting for HUDA, MCG, mini secretariat?
The recent order to install rainwater harvesting systems in buildings with a covered area of over 100 sq meters by the district administration is an example of how the latter expects others to implement what is lacking in its own buildings.
You never miss the water until the well goes dry” goes a well-known English proverb.
On Monday, the Yemeni Ministry of Water and Environment – in association with the Responsive Project, which funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – held the Fifth Regional Water Forum for Sana’a, Amran, Sa’ada, Marib and Al-Jawf governorates at the Movenpick Hotel in Sana’a.
Here’s what a successful scientist looks like: Sabera Talukder is standing in an elegantly lighted hall at Google (GOOG), surrounded by peers from around the world, explaining how she designed a low-cost system to clean drinking water in developing countries.
In a lakeside village named for the clear mineral springs that once bubbled out of the ground within its limits, state and federal officials laid out plans Thursday night to conduct a cleanup of millions of gallons of chemically contaminated drinking water.