Tag Archive for 'water shortage'

Guernsey Water offers advice to waste less water and reduce bills

July 25th, 2013 by Guernsey Water

Guernsey Water encourages customers to be mindful of their water usage habits during this hot and dry weather, and to think about reducing wastage wherever possible. The latest water storage figures show that Guernsey’s reserves are still in a healthy state, but the utility are aware that prolonged dry weather spells can put pressure on […]

US Intelligence expresses concern for future global water security

March 22nd, 2012 by Office of the Director of National Intelligence

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (USA) has published a report on Global Water Security. According to a US intelligence assessment, during the next 10 years, many regions will experience water challenges – shortages, poor water quality, or floods – that will increase the risk of instability and state failure, and increase regional […]

US NOAA study shows that human-caused climate change causes more frequent Mediterranean droughts

October 28th, 2011 by United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Wintertime droughts are increasingly common in the Mediterranean region, and human-caused climate change is partly responsible, according to a new analysis by NOAA scientists and colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). In the last 20 years, ten of the driest 12 winters have taken place in the lands surrounding the […]

WWF study on escalating water problems for world’s megacities

August 23rd, 2011 by WWF

A WWF report has shown that the likelihood of water shortages in global megacities (defined by UN Habitat as cities with more than 10 million inhabitants) is set to escalate, with 70% of the world’s population projected to be living in urban areas by 2050.

English agricultural and horticultural businesses likely to face water shortages as a result of climate change

November 4th, 2010 by Royal Agricultural Society of England

Agricultural and horticultural businesses could face damaging water shortages in the coming decades as a result of climate change. Adaptation across the whole industry is needed to meet the impending challenge. That is the conclusion of a new joint report commissioned by the Royal Agricultural Society of England and carried out by scientists from the […]

Guernsey’s precious freshwater resource

October 16th, 2010 by Richard Lord

We take our supply of fresh water for granted even though a regular supply of freshwater is essential to life. Andrew Redhead, Director of Water Services for Guernsey Water, said recently that long term plans call for Guernsey Water to take over Les Vardes quarry by 2030 to provide sufficient reservoir capacity to service Guernsey’s […]

Blog Action Day on Water

October 2nd, 2010 by Events

Petitions by Change.org|Start a Petition » Blog Action Day this year focuses on water. Why Water? Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us […]