DragonTailEnergy till 2016: Waterwars

Flucht aus Mossul

Eine halbe Million Menschen sollen die nordirakische Stadt nach ihrer Einnahme durch die islamistische Terrorgruppierung ISIL bereits verlassen haben

Von Karin Leukefeld, Damaskus
Mossul nach den Kämpfen zwischen irakischen Truppen und ISI
Mossul nach den Kämpfen zwischen irakischen Truppen und ISIL-Kämpfern am Dienstag

Mit der Einnahme der nordirakischen Stadt Mossul hat die Gruppe »Islamischer Staat im Irak und in der Levante« (ISIL) – auch bekannt als »Islamischer Staat im Irak und in Syrien« (ISIS) – ihr Einflußgebiet im Mittleren Osten weiter ausgebaut. Regionalen Medienberichten zufolge sollen die Kämpfer den Gouverneurssitz, Regierungsgebäude, Banken, Polizeistationen, Armeeposten, zwei Fernsehanstalten, Krankenhäuser und den Flughafen der Millionenstadt unter ihre Kontrolle gebracht haben. Nach Angaben westlicher Hilfsorganisationen sollen eine halbe Million Menschen aus der Stadt geflohen sein. Die staatlichen Angestellten seien von den Kämpfern über Lautsprecher aufgefordert worden, zur Arbeit zurückzukehren, berichtete Hassan Al-Jubauri (45) der Onlinezeitung Middle East Online per Telefon. Neben Mossul sollen auch andere Orte in der Provinz Niniveh sowie in den benachbarten Provinzen Kirkuk und Salaheddin unter Kontrolle von ISIL stehen. Der irakische Minister für die Wasserressourcen, Muhanad Al-Saadi, sagte, die Kämpfer hätten den Falludschah-Damm (http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/ausland/naher-osten/irak-aufstaendische-setzen-staudamm-als-waffe-ein-12891506.html)
am Euphrat, nordwestlich von Bagdad geschlossen. Damit sei eine der wichtigsten Wasserzufuhren für Zentral- und Südirak blockiert.

Der irakische Ministerpräsident Nuri Al-Maliki kündigte an, die Bevölkerung »und die Söhne der Stämme« zu bewaffnen, »um die Heimat zu verteidigen«. Die Regierung habe einen Krisenstab eingerichtet«, sagte Maliki im irakischen Fernsehen. Er kündigte eine »Umstrukturierung und Neuorganisierung« der Sicherheitskräfte an und forderte das Parlament auf, den Notstand zu verhängen. Der irakische Außenminister Hoshjar Zebari, der der Demokratischen Partei Kurdistans (KDP) angehört, erklärte, die kurdischen Streitkräfte würden an der Seite der irakischen Truppen gegen ISIL kämpfen.

http://www.jungewelt.de/2014/06-12/036.php

Wart rationing start in some large cities in Iran: report

TEHRAN – An official at the Waste Water Engineering Company announced on Wednesday that 12 cities in Iran are facing water shortages and water is rationed in some of these cities, the Mehr news agency reported.
Shahin Pakrouh said the water rationing was due to reduced rainfall in the country.
Pakrouh said the cities on the list of having their water rationed in order are: Tehran, Karaj, Hamadan, Ahvaz, Mashhad, and Isfahan.
He called for a voluntary 10 percent reduction in water consumption by the citizens, saying if this matter is not taken seriously, water shortage will escalate.
Over the last 30 years there has been an unprecedented decline in rainfalls in Iran and each year drought has got worse, he stated.
He mentioned water crisis in villages worse than cities since underground water resorts and rivers are drying out.

http://tehrantimes.com/society/116544-wart-rationing-start-in-some-large-cities-in-iran-report

kOHAT: Jamaat-i-Islami, a coalition partner in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, has demanded solution to the longstanding problem of water shortage in the posh KDA Town here.

The demand was made at a meeting chaired by district president, Pir Faheem. The meeting also assigned special duties to workers for preparations for the visit of JI amir Sirajul Haq to the district.

The meeting also expressed anger over alleged corruption in government departments in the district and warned that if the malpractices were not stopped, corrupt officials would be expelled from the district.

Meanwhile, the residents of sector 4 and sector 9 of the KDA town said that they were suffering due to shortage of water in the hot weather.

http://www.dawn.com/news/1111926/kohats-posh-town-facing-acute-water-shortage

Monsoon weak, city braces for water cut ; PMC asks corporators to take a call

The water available in Khadakwasla dam for the city’s potable water supply was enough to last till July 25. (Source: Photo Arul Horizon ) The water available in Khadakwasla dam for the city’s potable water supply was enough to last till July 25. (Source: Express photo by Arul Horizon )

 The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration has asked corporators to decide any water cut aimed at tackling the water shortage in the city because of a below-average monsoon so far. They have put the ball in the corporaters’ court, apprehending   criticism from political parties.   Monsoon has not gathered enough momentum to fill the reservoirs that supply water to the city.
The scene is bleak with rainfall in the country till June 24 dipping 38 per cent from the long period average.
“The irrigation department has apprised us of the water reserve in dams supplying water to the city. It urged the PMC to carry out management of water to ensure the reserve is stretched to last as many days as possible. The technical work on the water management has been prepared, which would be presented at the all-party meeting to be headed by the mayor on Thursday and they will take a decision,” said Municipal Commissioner
Vikas Deshmukh.
The  municipal commissioner said the irrigation department had informed them that there was only 1.96 TMC of water in the dams that supply water to the city and 1.8 TMC of it be available for use considering evaporation and other loss.
There has been some rainfall in the city areas but the catchment areas of the four dams have been more or less dry.  Deshmukh said that there has been no rainwater inflow into the dam and the administration will have no option than take tough measures to streamline available resources.

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/monsoon-weak-city-braces-for-water-cut-pmc-asks-corporators-to-take-a-call/

Sunnyvale council declares water emergency

Posted:   06/25/2014 06:09:58 PM PDT# Comme

Sunnyvale is officially declaring a water shortage emergency.

The Sunnyvale City Council adopted a resolution on June 24 declaring the state of emergency and calling for a 15 percent water use reduction through Dec. 31. The council also added two new restrictions to the city’s water conservation ordinance.

Sunnyvaleans are now discouraged from using potable water to irrigate any outdoor landscaping at any time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during daylight saving time, unless the person is using a bucket, hand-carried container, or a hose with an automatic positive self-closing valve.

The duration of watering has also been limited to 15 minutes per day. Drip-irrigation systems and weather-based irrigation systems would be exempt from that restriction.

“We felt that those were just items that made sense to add and this was an opportunity to do that,” environmental services department director John Stufflebean said during the meeting.

After Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in California in January, city and state officials, along with wholesale water agencies such as the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been stressing the importance of water conservation.

The city purchases half of its water from the public utilities commission’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and half from the water district, which imports its water from the State Water Project in the Sacramento Delta and the Federal Central Project San Luis Reservoir located on Highway 152, southeast of Gilroy.

http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_26034626/sunnyvale-council-declares-water-emergency

 

Sunnyvale council declares water emergency

Posted:   06/25/2014 06:09:58 PM PDT# Comments | Updated:   4 days ago

Sunnyvale is officially declaring a water shortage emergency.

The Sunnyvale City Council adopted a resolution on June 24 declaring the state of emergency and calling for a 15 percent water use reduction through Dec. 31. The council also added two new restrictions to the city’s water conservation ordinance.

Sunnyvaleans are now discouraged from using potable water to irrigate any outdoor landscaping at any time between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. during daylight saving time, unless the person is using a bucket, hand-carried container, or a hose with an automatic positive self-closing valve.

The duration of watering has also been limited to 15 minutes per day. Drip-irrigation systems and weather-based irrigation systems would be exempt from that restriction.

“We felt that those were just items that made sense to add and this was an opportunity to do that,” environmental services department director John Stufflebean said during the meeting.

After Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency in California in January, city and state officials, along with wholesale water agencies such as the Santa Clara Valley Water District and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, have been stressing the importance of water conservation.

The city purchases half of its water from the public utilities commission’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, and half from the water district, which imports its water from the State Water Project in the Sacramento Delta and the Federal Central Project San Luis Reservoir located on Highway 152, southeast of Gilroy.

http://www.mercurynews.com/sunnyvale/ci_26034626/sunnyvale-council-declares-water-emergency

Bottled Life – Die Wahrheit über Nestlés Geschäfte mit dem Wasser

Wie verwandelt man Wasser in Geld? Es gibt eine Firma, die das Rezept genau kennt: Nestlé. Dieser Konzern dominiert den globalen Handel mit abgepacktem Trinkwasser.

Der Schweizer Journalist Res Gehriger macht sich auf, einen Blick hinter die Kulissen des Milliardengeschäfts zu werfen. Nestlé blockt ab. Es sei der falsche Film zur falschen Zeit, heisst es in der Konzernzentrale. Doch der Journalist lässt sich nicht abwimmeln. Er bricht auf zu einer Entdeckungsreise, recherchiert in den USA, in Nigeria und in Pakistan. Die Expedition in die Welt des Flaschenwassers verdichtet sich zu einem Bild über die Denkweisen und Strategien des mächtigsten Lebensmittelkonzerns der Welt.

 

http://www.bottledlifefilm.com/index.php/der-film.html

 

 

 

 

 

Nestle – Bottled Life (Dokumentation)

arte: Chemie im Wasser – die unsichtbare Gefahr

Konzern-Profite versus Grundbedürfnis – Wasser – Privatisierung

Mit offenen Karten – Der Krieg um Wasser zwischen Israel und Palästina

 

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