Tag: resilience

Water scarcity in Uruguay

The current droughts in Uruguay are creating huge problems for the government to guarantee access to drinkable water for their citizens, and respect the human right to water. On June 19, 2023, Uruguay declared its nation in a hydraulic emergency. They are facing the worst drought in 74 years, with […]

Data for Water-Related Disaster Risk Reduction

The Data for Water-Related Disaster Risk Reduction workshop was held on 13th July via zoom. It attracted around 60 participants from all regions of the world. This interactive event was the third and last of the AGUASAN Workshop e-learning journey, in preparation for the full-week workshop in Martigny this October. […]

Statement on the Ohio Toxic Train Derailment

On the third day of February 2023 there was a terrible polluting accident in East Palestine, Ohio. A train containing hazardous chemicals was derailed and it spilled into the town’s groundwater. The environmental impact of this accident has been described by sources, like the New York Times, as Chernobyl 2.0. […]