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Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

Prime Minister visits water quality laboratory in Duhail

Prime Minister visits water quality laboratory in Duhail

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani visited the water quality laboratory of Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) in Al Duhail.

Pakistan PM appeals for funds to construct water storage dams

Pakistan PM appeals for funds to construct water storage dams

Official estimates show that by 2025 Pakistan will be facing an "absolute scarcity" of water, with less than 500 cubic metres available per person.

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Dam breach floods communities in Myanmar, blocks highway

Water from a breached dam flooded communities in central Myanmar on Wednesday and blocked part of a highway linking the main cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyitaw.

Thai cave rescuers at ‘war with water and time’ to free trapped boys

Thai cave rescuers at ‘war with water and time’ to free trapped boys

A rescue mission for a young Thai soccer team and their coach trapped for two weeks in a flooded cave is at ‘war with water and time’, its leader said on Saturday ...

Qatar achieves goal of water for sustainable development

Qatar achieves goal of water for sustainable development

Qatar has achieved the sixth goal of sustainable development by ensuring the availability of water and sanitation services for all in the country, HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada said ...

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

Doha among 4 cities chosen to study sustainable global model

Doha among 4 cities chosen to study sustainable global model

SUNEX will monitor the mentioned global model through a control and sensing network to test the ability and efficiency of its components to improve water and energy sources for local food production.

13 dead, scores hospitalised in Cambodia poisoining

13 dead, scores hospitalised in Cambodia poisoining

At least 13 people have died and nearly 150 have been hospitalised in central Cambodia after drinking contaminated liquid, health officials said on Monday.

Qatar steps up efforts for food security in dryland countries

Qatar steps up efforts for food security in dryland countries

Qatar yesterday took a major step towards achieving food security for dryland countries by making Doha the new headquarters of the Global Dryland Alliance.

Tarsheed 2nd phase aims to further cut water, power usage

Tarsheed 2nd phase aims to further cut water, power usage

It was also announced that the Tarsheed committee would provide technical support to a number of projects in Qatar to produce 500 to 700mw of electricity from renewable and alternative energy sources.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Governments should focus on ‘greener’ policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.