water crisis

December 25, 2019
December 25, 2019

Modi unveils plan to tackle water shortages in India's heartland states

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches a 60-billion-rupee ($842 million) plan to tackle water shortages in the country’s seven heartland states where agriculture is a mainstay.

August 6, 2019
August 6, 2019

Quarter of world's population facing extreme water stress

Nearly a quarter of the world's population lives in 17 countries facing extremely high water stress, close to "day zero" conditions when the taps run dry, according to a report.

April 30, 2019
April 30, 2019

Trekking 12kms a day for water

Purna Mala Tanchangya straps a basket on her back and carries as many pots and pans as possible to go and collect water at least twice a day from a well that is about two to three kilometres away.

April 3, 2019
April 3, 2019

2bn people lack water at health facilities: UN

A quarter of the world's health facilities lack basic water services, impacting 2 billion people, the United Nations says, warning that unhygienic conditions could fuel the global rise of deadly superbugs.

March 1, 2019
March 1, 2019

The water business in the south west of Bangladesh

There is a district in the south-west of Bangladesh which is at the epicentre of a drinking water crisis. A crisis that is being exacerbated everyday owing to the realities of climate change.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Destruction of forests, stone theft send hill creek to death throe

Unabated destruction of forests coupled with stone theft and use of deep tubewells at tobacco plantations have dried up the once mighty Roambo jhiri (a creek or small stream) in remote hills of Bandarban's Alikadam upazila.

May 15, 2016
May 15, 2016

Countries turn saltwater into drinkable water using solar power

Countries like Saudi Arabia are using solar powered desalination plants to turn saltwater into drinkable water to meet the worldwide water crisis.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

Water, water, nowhere!

As the sweltering heat makes life intolerable for Dhaka dwellers, a severe water crisis has made things go from bad to worse for residents of Dhanmondi...

April 27, 2016
April 27, 2016

Sudden water crisis affects parts of Dhaka

With a heat wave sweeping the country for more than two weeks in the absence of rain, sufferings of the residents in several parts of the city have worsened due to an acute crisis of water for the last few weeks.

April 16, 2016
April 16, 2016

Water crisis tormenting city dwellers

The summer heat is excruciating enough without having to suffer through an acute water crisis.