Women carry the burden of collecting water for households
Vineyards well watered, while people struggle for water
Without global action, Las Vegas will experience 71 days above 100 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050. The impacts of such climate change are twofold, as less water comes down the Colorado River, and residents use more water in the heat.
Cape Town’s failure to maintain a key wastewater treatment plant cost the city a billion litres of drinking water
Years after the threat of Day Zero, it turns out that while households were blamed for over-excessive water use, big industrial users were given little more than a slap on the wrist for their significant water consumption
As a poor country, Tajikistan has often turned to outside investment to help fix its water infrastructure. Yet, half the population does not have access to safe, clean water.
Meanwhile, villagers struggle for water
The Falémé River is in a state of disaster and the impact on residents of the area and the river’s surroundings are clear for all to see.
Pollution due to dredging, environmental degradation caused by gold mining, and fishing activities that led to the disappearance of marine resources: this list of damage to the Falémé – the main tributary of the Senegal River – is not exhaustive.
La Falémé qui apporte à elle seule 25 % de l’eau du fleuve Sénégal risque d’être rayée de la carte hydrologique si des mesures ne sont pas prises pour la sauver. Agressée de toutes parts par un orpaillage sauvage à l’aide d’engins de dragage et de produits chimiques aux effets dévastateurs, la rivière qui sert aussi de frontière naturelle entre le Sénégal et le Mali est au bord de la catastrophe écologique.