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Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades
After his wheat crop failed and wells dried up, Ghulam Abbas sold his animals and joined thousands of other farmers migrating to cities as...
Climate becomes major Swedish election issue after wildfires
Climate becomes major Swedish election issue after wildfires
Sweden's wildfires and drought have caused the environment to become the second most important issue after migration for Swedes before the...
Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA
Bold steps are needed toward a ‘new normal’ that allocates water fairly in SA
Discussions of the water crisis that has hit Cape Town tend to focus on supply and demand. In other words, a severe and unusual drought has created...
Water restrictions remain but no Day Zero for 2019
Water restrictions remain but no Day Zero for 2019
Cape Town’s dreaded Day Zero has been pushed back by a year as deputy mayor Ian Neilson announced that city officials expect the taps to keep...
Cape Town: No Day Zero for 2019
Cape Town: No Day Zero for 2019
The City of Cape Town has announced that the dreaded Day Zero — the day when most of the taps will be turned off — will not happen in...
Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
Here are three ways that cities can adapt to changing climates
Cape Town’s “Day Zero” experience – the prospect of dam levels dropping dangerously low, taps running dry and water rations being distributed from public collection points – speaks powerfully to the urgency and complexity of climate change adaptation. ...
Government lifts national drought state of disaster
Government lifts national drought state of disaster
Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday announced that the national state of disaster over drought had...
Dairy factory in Mossel Bay goes drought-friendly
Dairy factory in Mossel Bay goes drought-friendly
A Nestlé dairy factory in the Garden Route town of Mossel Bay has figured out a way to reduce its reliance on municipal water by extracting water...
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Governments around the world are engaged in a series of talks that could fundamentally alter how the movement of people across borders is managed....
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
The City of Cape Town denounces iceberg solution to water crisis
With Day Zero still a real threat for Cape Town’s immediate future, salvage expert Nick Sloane has come up with a novel solution: lasso an...
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
Increasing our resilience to extreme weather and climate events
As much as South Africa’s climate variations are characterised by severe spatial and temporal fluctuations in rainfall, with a record...
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
Why blaming conflicts in Africa on climate change is misguided
The role of water crises in conflicts in places like Syria, Nigeria and Iran often feature in media and

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