Residents at Valkenskraal near De Rust are urged not to use the Grootrivier water both for human consumption and livestock following diesel spillage into the river on Tuesday.

Several possible causes to the dying water bodies in Ghana were raised in my previous article” Reviving the Dying Water bodies in the Light of Rising Pollution Levels and Population Growth”.

Burundian Second Vice-President Joseph Butore on Tuesday called for urgent measures to stop the pollution of Lake Tanganyika.

Freshwater improvement projects covering over 100 rivers and lakes across New Zealand are to receive grants of $44 million from the Government, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Predicting the impact of climate change and human activities on river systems is imperative for effective management of aquatic ecosystems. Unique information can be derived that is critical to the survival of aquatic species under dynamic environmental conditions. Therefore, the response of a tropical river system under climate and land-use changes from the aspects of water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentration were evaluated.

Landsat pre- and post-dam images show the area flooded by two Madeira River dams is 69.8 percent greater than projected by the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

Oil companies planning to drill near a vast coral reef at the mouth of the Amazon river have calculated that the unique ecosystem has a 30% chance of being affected in the event of an oil spill.

Following the ecological threat of Hawassa Lake, which is a habitat for enormous aquatic animals and a livelihood for a number of people, stakeholders are striving to rescue the lake from drying.

Water scarcity is rapidly increasing in many regions. In a novel, multi-model assessment, we examine how human interventions (HI: land use and land cover change, man-made reservoirs and human water use) affected monthly river water availability and water scarcity over the period 1971–2010. Here we show that HI drastically change the critical dimensions of water scarcity, aggravating water scarcity for 8.8% (7.4–16.5%) of the global population but alleviating it for another 8.3% (6.4–15.8%).

Hai — The government has removed irrigation equipment from a farm belonging to Hai MP and Chadema national chairman Freeman Mbowe.

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