“Government agencies said the rain brought some relief, but despite the problems it was causing, it would not be enough to impact stressed reservoirs that collectively sit at about 16% of capacity.”
Sao Paolo has been hit by heavy rainfall after months of drought, reports the Weather Network.
“Teams from around the world compete using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to find and get a bottle of water to within 100 metres of stranded Joe (who is a scarecrow posing as a dehydrated human).”
The BBC reports on the annual UAV Challenge: Outback Rescue which takes place in north-east Australia. No one has ever succeeded – will this year be different?
“19 giant water companies made profits of more than £2.05billion in 2013, but paid just £74million in tax, with seven of them paying no corporation tax at all”
The Mirror reports on how private firms make staggering profits while many customers are left struggling with rising water and sewage bills.
“Labour leader Ed Miliband has set his sights on water companies, claiming they make vast profits for shareholders, but do not provide customers with value for money.”
As written by City AM, the unfairness of water costs in the UK is being reaffirmed with a challenge by the opposition Party leader.
“The thrifty couple have cleaned up their finances by sharing water and saved a staggering 82 per cent on their water bill.”
The Manchester Evening News tells the story of Sue and Wayne Hubbard, a couple from Oldham, Manchester, who are taking part in an energy saving project.