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25 Mar
More than half of India's population doesn't have access to clean drinking water. Contaminated water is not only disastrous for people's health and the environment, it is also estimated to cost the country more than half a billion euros annually. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pledged to bring clean drinking water to all households by 2024, by investing €45 billion. But can he deliver? Our correspondents report on the ambitious Jal Jeevan Mission.
1 Mar
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1 Mar
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30 Jan
Global water use has more than tripled since the 1950s. The quest is now on to produce freshwater. Desalination is a solution that's been around for centuries, but is it viable for the future?
8 Jan
A hydroponics greenhouse in Kenya is shaping the modern agribusiness in Africa. Techpreneur Charles Oduk hopes to inspire farmers in other arid areas with his automated farm.
6 Nov 2021
The German capital's BER airport was almost nine years behind schedule and way over budget when it finally opened for business a year ago. Now, the scandal-hit site has a new problem: dirty water.
24 Oct 2021
Images show partially submerged houses, evacuated residents, and a flooded airport in Nepal where 31 people were reported dead after days of heavy rains across the country. Swelling rivers flooded homes in several districts, damaging roads and bridges and reportedly destroying crops. Landslides are a regular danger in the Himalayan region, but experts say they are becoming more common as rains become increasingly erratic and glaciers melt.
9 Oct 2021
Water shortages and volcanic ash are making life tough for banana farmers on the island of La Palma, where life has been heavily disrupted since the La Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting in September.
11 Aug 2021
Giant pumps whir deep underground at a plant in Singapore that helps transform sewage into water so clean it is fit for human consumption.
1 Aug 2021
The Belgian city of Dinant has seen one of its districts devastated by violent torrents of water and mud, leaving residents to clear up the mess and cars destroyed. Robert Closset, the Deputy Mayor of Dinant, says "I really ask our Belgian government to send specialists to guide us towards what we should do for the population, because this must never happen again."
25 Jul 2021
A man was shot dead during protests that started in several cities in Iran over ongoing water shortages. Iranian authorities blamed his death on "rioters."
8 Jul 2021
A woman was arrested for allegedly spraying liquid from a water gun on an Olympic torch relay runner in eastern Japan on Sunday (July 4). Kayoko Takahashi, 53, was arrested by police in the city of Mito in Ibaraki Prefecture, about 100 kilometres northeast from Tokyo on suspicion of forcible obstruction of business.

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