Floods in Malawi; drought fears in NZ; Irish water problems: today’s water news round-up


‘Mother-of-three Eilish Doyle, whose home in the Sperrin Mountains was without water for six days, said it left her feeling as if she was in a “Third World country”.’

Up to 9,000 people are being forced to drink snow after disputes in Northern Ireland have left them without any running water, reports Sky News.

‘Gift of the Givers, an African nongovernmental organization specializing in disaster response, said Malawi was facing “probably the greatest flood disaster in the history of its existence.”‘

Tens of thousands of people in the southern tip of Malawi have been cut off by deadly floods, leaving them without food, clean water or access to health care, reports CNN.

‘Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy is expected to visit the parched South Canterbury area in the next few weeks as concern mounts that it and some other regions may be heading for a serious drought.’


New Zealand’s South Island is experiencing worryingly dry weather, writes Radio NZ.

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