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[OPINION] Dreaming of water: Thoughts on Metro Manila's water crisis

Jan 24, 2020 - 10:30 AM

'I can live without a man, but I cannot live without water'

MWSS penalizes Maynilad over Las Piñas water shortage

Jun 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) MWSS orders Maynilad to refund Las Piñas customers who were severely affected by the water service interruption last May

Amid water crisis, San Juan’s Wattah Wattah festival pushes through

Jun 24, 2019 - 12:47 PM

(UPDATED) The San Juan City government pushes through its annual Wattah Wattah festival amid a water supply crisis, but says it reduced the number of water trucks for the celebration

WATTAH WATTAH. Residents of San Juan City on Monday, June 24, 2019, frolic as water from a firetruck is sprinkled on them during the Wattah Wattah Festival in honor of Saint John the Baptist . Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] Coming soon: Water wars

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:45 PM

Unless we act wisely, we may find out too late that the enemy is not without, but within

Japanese firm renews alternative Kaliwa water proposal

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Japanese firm Global Utility Development Corporation is stepping back into the picture over 10 years after it first proposed the Kaliwa Intake Weir

With their empty water containers, buckets and gallons, Residents of Hilltop, Barangay Bagong Ilog in Pasig City troop to a water rationing site of the local government unit on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The barangay is experiencing water shortage caused by the operational adjustments conducted by Manila Water and El Niño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

We need a Department of Water – Pernia

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:33 PM

'We don't have a Department of Water that would centralize all activities having to do with water resource, distribution, and supply so we don't get into this kind of crisis,' says Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia

NO WATER. Containers are being sold fast in the markets due to the water shortage. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila Water on the hunt for new water sources | Midday wRap

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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For global water crisis, climate may be the last straw

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:04 PM

The prospect of empty water pipes haunts urban areas in climate hot spots

URBAN WOE. No water flows from a faucet during a drinking water supply cut in Santiago, on February 26, 2017. Martin Bernetti/AFP

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for Michigan health chief

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:43 AM

Nick Lyon head of the Michigan health department stands accused of failing to raise alarms over an outbreak of Legionnaires disease that investigators tied to the contamination

WATER CRISIS. The Flint Water Plant tower is shown January 13, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Bill Pugliano/Getty Images/AFP

Damascus water crisis grows as fighting threatens truce

Jan 05, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The water from rebel held Wadi Barada which supplies 4 million people in Damascus is cut causing major shortages The regime and rebels trade accusations over responsibility

Filipina flight attendant fights for access to potable water

May 26, 2016 - 10:56 AM

Joana Bacallo a Filipino flight attendant in a Middle East based airlines makes it her mission to bring clean water to rural areas

WATER. A Filipino teen scoops water from a stream at a forested area of Antipolo city, east of Manila, Philippines, 23 February 2016. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

Top court orders disaster fund for drought-hit India

May 11, 2016 - 10:40 PM

An Indian Supreme Court justice lashes out at the government over its lack of preparedness

epa05268985 An Indian woman collects water from an almost dried up well at Chintamanivadi village, in Nasik district, some 108 kilometer from Mumbai, India, 20 April 2016. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. The drought, which has been ongoing for the past five months, prompted 11 states to declare a drought in 2015 and has now choked the growth of kharif (monsoon) crops, including sesame, millet and rice, for the second monsoon season in a row. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Obama to visit water crisis-hit Flint

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:10 AM

Obama says he will visit the majority African American northern city on May 4

VISITING FLINT. US President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One upon his departure from the airport in Hanover, Germany, April 25, 2016. Photo by Holger Holleman/EPA

'People thirst while golf courses abound in water'

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:50 PM

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle slams a ‘throwaway culture’ that victimizes the poor as a water crisis threatens thousands of Metro Manila households

Photo exhibit: A crisis almost forgotten

Aug 23, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Nearly two years since the Zamboanga conflict ended the survival of the IDPs remains affected by crisis situation

 Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF Photo by Veejay Villafranca/ACF

Imminent water crisis declared in Iloilo City

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:17 AM

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says the city will be declared under a state of water crisis if there are no rains next week and the water supply remains low

DISTRIBUTION. Mobile water tanks can be seen around the city because of water rationing in barangays. Photo by Joselito Villasis

Bulk water supply seen to solve Baguio’s water woes

Apr 09, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The project is under study as Baguio City faces a serious water problem aggravated by continuous population growth without sustainable water management solutions in place

Planned Cebu dam to avert potential water crisis in 2020

Feb 06, 2015 - 10:38 AM

The Japan International Cooperation Agency says at least 500 families need to be relocated from the Mananga watershed to give way to a new dam in the area

CEBU BUS RAPID TRANSIT LOAN SIGNED. Cebu City is a prime location for the BRT system, as it is governed by a single local government unit supportive of the project and has high Public Utility Jeep (PUJ) dominance with no significant bus presence. Photo from EPA

Waves for water for northern Iloilo’s Yolanda survivors

Nov 12, 2014 - 9:15 AM

A year after Typhoon Yolanda there are still places in Western Visayas which have little or zero access to clean drinking water

WATER. Waves for Water, a community of international surfers, and local NGO Ambag give access to clean drinking water to survivors of typhoon Yolanda in northern Iloilo. Photos by Jesyl Gabrielle Gubatanga.

A future of thirst: Water crisis lies on the horizon

May 13, 2014 - 12:18 PM

Don t waste even a single drop By the end of this century billions are likely to be gripped by water stress and the stuff of life could be an unseen driver of conflict

Source of life running out - scientists

May 24, 2013 - 9:52 PM

A looming water crisis is seen to hit the world in a generation or two scientists say

CRISIS LOOMING. A looming water crisis is seen to hit the world in a generation or two, scientists say. Photo by AFP