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WHAT'S NEXT?: Global demand for fresh water is expected to outpace sustainable supply by 40% in 2030. Global water demand will climb in tandem with population and economic growth. At least two-thirds of the world's population will face 'water stress' by 2025 and the number of people affected by floods could increase by a factor of three by 2100 bring significant risk of unrest and conflict. The UN Security Council will have to declare water a strategic resource of humanity and adopt a resolution to protect water resources and installations. Organizations will be expected to play their part in conserving water.

  • [New] Further action may be needed, as the European Union stated recently that for all vessels visiting ports or sailing within its waters, a tougher 55% reduction in carbon emissions, compared to 1990 levels, will be required by 2030. / Marsh
  • [New] Today, North Atlantic right whales face a sea of danger as they migrate along one of the most industrialized areas of the ocean: the east coast of Canada and the United States. / International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • [New] Focusing on additional water storage, water efficiency and reuse, and changes in agriculture practices will help Washington be more resilient and protect water for communities, farms, and fish. / Washington State Department of Ecology
  • [New] As the planet gets warmer, climate change increases the risk for wildfires, rising sea levels, extreme heat, severe weather, air pollution, and droughts. / Deloitte United States
  • [New] Initial and projected projects include working with The Nature Conservancy to help plan and engage in projects in Brazil, India and the United States that are primarily focused upstream on improving, repairing, and strengthening primary water sources that communities depend on. / CSR Wire
  • [New] Scientific consensus on climate change holds that Central Asia will experience increasingly extreme weather, such as droughts, along with a general warming that will reduce levels in glacier-fed rivers. / Eurasianet
  • [New] Cities across the West worry that cutting off development to conserve water will only worsen an affordability crisis that stretches from Colorado to California. / The New York Times
  • [New] Mexican migration to the United States pulsed upward during periods of drought and projected that by 2080, climate change there could drive 6.7 million more people toward the southern US border. / Inkstick Media
  • [New] Aviva, whose flood mapping data shows 19% of British properties are at risk from surface water flooding, said planning regulations should be strengthened to stop properties being built on flood plains. / Reuters
  • [New] Shahtoot Dam and drinking water project will open major opportunities expecting to supply irrigation water for about 10,000 hectares of agricultural land and drinking water to around two million people in Kabul city. / INSIGHTSIAS
  • [New] Rivers Chenab and Kabul will be witnessing a moderate to high flood, it said adding that a high flood is expected in River Jhelum. / ARY NEWS
  • [New] Surface water flooding is the largest cause of property flooding in the UK, with over 3 million properties at risk. / GOV.UK
  • [New] The research has identified that investments in motorized irrigation pumps could benefit 185 million people and generate net revenues up to $22 billion per year. / CGIAR
  • [New] Even inland bodies of water like the Great Lakes of both Africa and North America will see shoreline inundations as the combination of increasing volumes of larger warmer bodies of water get pulled by amplified lunar gravitational forces. / 21st Century Tech Blog
  • [New] Many studies project less precipitation along MENA's Mediterranean coast through this century; less agreement exists over whetherprecipitation may increase or decrease in other parts of the MENA region. / WaterWired
  • [New] In Liege, one of Belgium's largest cities, people were asked to evacuate homes in the city center as the Meuse River is expected to rise further. / BusinessFinanceDaily
  • [New] Russia, in some ways, might benefit from climate change because warmer weather is creating new fertile territory and is opening up the once-frozen Arctic Ocean to greater trade and resource extraction. / The New York Times
  • [New] Emergency services in the Netherlands remained on high alert as overflowing rivers threatened towns and villages throughout the southern province of Limburg. / Reuters
  • [New] Jurisdictional waters could indicate waters China claims that are controlled by other countries, whereas the other sea areas could refer to all of the sea areas inside the nine-dash line (China U.S. / Jamestown
  • [New] ScotWind Leasing is the first round of seabed leasing for offshore wind in Scottish waters in over a decade and will grant property rights for new large-scale offshore wind project development, including floating wind for the first time. / PM Today
  • The threats posed by climate change are increasing all over the world and cities are at the forefront of increasing loss and damages incurred by flooding, drought, extreme heat, sea-level rise, and more. / Cities Race to Resilience

Last updated: 24 July 2021