Freshwater scarcity is increasingly perceived as a global systemic risk. Previous global water scarcity assessments, measuring water scarcity annually, have underestimated experienced water scarcity by failing to capture the seasonal fluctuations in water consumption and availability. We assess blue water scarcity globally at a high spatial resolution on a monthly basis. We find that two-thirds of the global population (4.0 billion people) live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year. Nearly half of those people live in India and China.

Aurangabad: Water expert Madhavrao Chitale on Sunday said that diverse conditions have created issues related to equal distribution of water and localised sources of water must be created.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Shailesh Singh V/s. Hotel Holiday Regency, Moradabad & Ors. dated 11/01/2016 regarding groundwater extraction by hotels in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

Five hotels are arrayed as the respondents in the present application seeking restoration of environment and measures to protect the ground water level.

Colombia has declared a red alert because of low water levels in two key rivers which supply hundreds of towns and cities in the South American country, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesd

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The Environmental Justice Atlas or EJAtlas.org is a freely accessible on-line interactive information portal that helps academic scholars and public policymakers across the world in identifying exemplary cases of peoples’ resistance against climate change and environment degradation. EJAtlas.org is conceived by the EJOLT project – an acronym for the ‘Environmental Justice, Liabilities and Trade’ project. EJOLT is a European Commission FP7 programme-funded global research project operated during 2011–2015 and concluded recently.

Water cooperation has received prominent focus in the post-2015 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While proposals for measuring water cooperation appear to be converging toward a small set of indicators, the degree to which these proposed indicators draw on past work is unclear.

In a case of alleged “misappropriation of material”, Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has placed under suspension deputy chief engineer, distribution circle, Barnala; additional super

Interbasin water transfers are globally important water management strategies, yet little is known about their role in the hydrologic cycle at regional and continental scales. Specifically, there is a dearth of centralized information on transfer locations and characteristics, and few analyses place transfers into a relevant hydrological context. We assessed hydrological characteristics of interbasin transfers (IBTs)in the conterminous US using a nationwide inventory of transfers together with historical climate data and hydrological modeling.

Better local water management is the way to keep pace with escalating demands, not pumping water across the country, warn Jon Barnett and colleagues.

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