#Water

.McAllen, TX, USA
A man casts a net into a canal in McAllen, Texas. (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Canals in Rio Grande Valley lose as much as 40% of the water they carry 
  • Experts say the pattern could contribute to steep water shortages in coming decades
  • Demand for water in the area's cities and towns will double in the next 50 years, say state water officials

.United States
Residents of Benton Harbor in Michigan on Wednesday were urged to use only bottled water. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/ Pixabay)

  • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered urgent response to elevated lead levels in water
  • She committed to replacing lead pipes within 18 months
  • Her directive comes a week after her administration urged residents to use bottled water

.Benton Harbor, MI, USA
Michigan authorities advised residents of Benton Harbor to use bottled water. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Residents of Benton Harbor were promised water filters and bottles
  • More than 15,000 cases of water will be delivered in coming days
  • Efficacy of filters are being tested by federal authorities

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The number of people with inadequate access to water is expected to rise to more than 5 billion by 2050 (Photo Credit: AP/Representational)

  • The UN study found that 60% of 101 countries need better weather forecasting systems
  • 3.6 million people across the world have inadequate access to water, according to a 2018 report
  • Flood-related disasters rose 134% in 2000 compared with previous two decades

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.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Farmers harvest paddy using a combined paddy harvester, on the outskirts of Amritsar, Punjab, Sept. 23, 2021. (Photo: PTI)

  • Punjab Legislative Assembly formed a committee to study water table depletion
  • It said over-reliance on underground water could turn Punjab into a desert in 25 years
  • A study two decades ago had projected a similar grim scenario for the 'land of five rivers'

.Salem, OR, USA
Deer Creek has become a dry creek bed after several illegal marijuana grows cropped up in the neighborhood last spring (Photo Credit: AP)

  • Illegal marijuana growers are taking water in uncontrolled amounts 
  • Illegal marijuana cultivation continues unabated despite legalisation of recreational marijuana is parts of the US
  • Illegal marijuana cultivation has emerged as a major problem in Oregon

.London, UK
Brexit-caused supply chain troubles are leading to shortages of basics in the UK (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Many supermarkets and grocery stores in the UK are running out of basics
  • Goods are not getting restocked for days
  • Brexit combined with the pandemic are causing supply chain issues

.Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanon is fast running out of fuel, water and critical medicines (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representational)

  • Lebanon is facing acute fuel shortages
  • Thousands are waiting in queues outside gas stations
  • Attacks at gas stations and fuel tankers have become daily affairs

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Waterlogged underpass in Delhi (Photo Credit: ANI)

  • Delhi has seen very heavy rainfall since Saturday morning
  • The IMD has issued an orange alert for the day
  • Roads are waterlogged and traffic has been disrupted in several areas