UN Chief: ‘Climate change drives terrorism’

In a debate with the Security Council, António Guterres warned that climate issues in developing countries are fuelling terrorism

Ofwat backs nine companies to explore innovative water supply solutions

Projects designed to deliver improved long-term security of water supplies have secured funding

Environment Agency Chief: ‘Climate change will lead to UK droughts no matter the success of COP26’

Sir James Bevan has warned that water shortages in the coming decades are unavoidable and that government and water companies must start preparing for this now

Severn Trent to produce extra 95m litres of water with low carbon tech

The company will deploy water treatment technology designed to require fewer chemicals and use less energy compared to conventional techniques

Thames Water’s online tool aims to help customers save money

The free calculator makes predictions based on responses to questions about how much water people use in their homes and gardens

United Utilities applies for three drought permits

It has warned of a ‘severe water shortage’ due to the lack of rainfall

Morocco, India, Iraq and Spain ‘vulnerable to water shortage’

The World Resources Institute is developing an early warning satellite system to scan dams and shrinking reservoirs

Water shortages could limit shale gas development

Water shortages pose a big threat to the global shale oil and gas industry, a new report claims. More than a third of commercially viable shale gas deposits worldwide are in areas that are either dry or have water supply constraints, environmental think tank World Resources Institute said. The process of extracting gas and oil […]

World Bank: Water shortages threaten energy projects

Water shortages across the globe threatens the development of energy projects, the World Bank has warned. It is launching an initiative – ‘Thirsty Energy’ – to help governments prepare for an “uncertain future” to ensure sustainability of energy and water investments and design tools to better plan and manage them. Last year water shortages shut […]

Heat wave causes power cuts and violent protests in India

A heat wave across most parts of north and western India has led to electricity cuts, water shortages and even violent protests against power firms. Reports claim angry residents in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh set fire to a fire station and held power company employees hostage for several hours. The power cuts left […]