Water shortage

In Ladakh, Unprecedented Tourist Rush Causing Environmental Issues, Water Shortage

With a massive inflow of tourists to the Ladakh region this year, experts said that it is leading to the environmental impact and shortage of water in the Himalayan region. This coldest region has been much into the news for the last many years due to the stand-off between Indo-Chinese troops. Ladakh’s Galwan valley has …

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Italy rations water and bans swimming pool refills: Is your holiday affected?

Italy’s worst drought in 70 years has led to the country declaring a state of emergency in five northern regions. Several municipalities have already announced water rationing, including the popular cities of Verona and Pisa. The drought is a result of a severe heatwave that is taking its toll on the country, combined with around …

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‘Nothing left in the pipes’: How is Europe tackling unprecedented water shortages?

Soaring temperatures and a conspicuous lack of rainfall have left many European countries grappling with historic droughts this summer. This is having wide-reaching effects across the region, significantly impacting agriculture, energy production and water supplies. But how is each European country being affected and what are local authorities doing to combat the problems caused by …

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