Spain Investigates “Scandalous” Draining of Reservoirs During Drought

The Spanish government launched an investigation after it was revealed that a power provider emptied two reservoirs amid a heatwave and drought to take advantage of exceptionally high electricity rates. The dams of Samora and Caceres in western Spain were …

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Heavy Rainfall Causes Two Dams to Burst in Inner Mongolia

China’s water ministry reported that two dams collapsed in Hulunbuir city, Inner Mongolia due to heavy rainfall on Sunday. The water ministry said that 87 millimeters of rain fell in Hulunbuir over the weekend while 223 millimeters were recorded at …

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Warns of African Water Crisis During African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Conference

The president emphasized Egypt’s commitment to supporting efforts to tackle climate change adaptation at national, regional, or international levels. Sisi made the comments at a virtual conference hosted by the African Development Bank Group (AFDB) and the Global Center on …

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Egypt Warns Ethiopia that Dam Project May Cause Regional Instability

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi warns that there will be severe consequences if Ethiopia’s hydropower dam affects Egypt’s water supply. The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)’s construction on the Blue Nile near Ethiopians border with Susan has heightened tensions with …

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