China has rushed 1,000 tonnes of fresh water to Maldives by planes and ships, days after India dispatched over 1,200 tonnes of fresh water to overcome the crippling water crisis in the island nation's capital.
The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following a drinking water crisis caused when a fire crippled a key desalination plant.
With the Maldivian capital facing an acute water crisis after a fire in the city's water treatment plant, India on Friday sent an IAF transport aircraft and naval vessels carrying a large consignment of water to meet the immediate requirement of over 100,000 people.
A research focusing on four different case studies in France, the United States, China and India respectively has recently revealed that it might be impossible to continue to produce electricity and meet the demand of clean drinking water worldwide by 2040.
Delhi traffic — Commuters were in for a harrowing time on Monday as Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led protesters blocked the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor outside the Greater Kailash Jal Board office causing massive jams in areas of South Delhi.
A recent study has revealed the efforts made to provide clean drinking water has been limited to affluent areas, while it is required much more in the rural areas suffering acute shortage of accessible drinking water supply.
Accusing Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit of total mismanagement in handling the water crisis, BJP on Tuesday demanded Prime Minister`s intervention to ensure availability of water in the national capital.
Leading water scientists have issued a warning that in the short span of one or two generations, most of the 9 billion people on Earth will be suffering from fresh water woes if any major reforms are not made.