World Water Day is a United Nations initiative to celebrate clean water and bring attention to those who don’t have enough of it. It's also a day to understand the valuable significance of water, discuss and conserve this finite resource in the future.
Amid an acute water shortage in the Maldives, President Abdulla Yameen on Saturday decided to cut short his personal trip to Malaysia and declared two days of holiday to deal with the crippling water crisis in the island nation.
The Maldives, famous for its pristine beaches and scuba diving, has declared a state of crisis after a fire at the capital`s sole water sewage treatment plant has led to a shortage of drinking water in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
Observing that humans are the dominant cause of global warming, a UN climate panel has warned that climate change will impact human health, south Asian settlements and infrastructure through flooding, and will aggravate food and water shortages in the region.
A range of issues such as
inflated bills issued by power discom BSES to a section of
consumers, irregular plying of DTC buses and water shortage in
several areas were raised by Congress MLAs at the CLP meet held here on Monday.