- Title: Extreme weather timeline from Jan-March 2021
- Date: 19th July 2021
- Summary: Severe flooding across several areas in the Indonesian capital forced more than a thousand people to flee their homes on February 20. Some 1,380 Jakarta residents were evacuated from southern and eastern areas of the city, home to 10 million people, after floodwaters reached up to 1.8 meters high in some areas, said Sabdo Kurnianto, the acting head of Jakartaâ€™s disaster mitigation agency in a statement. In the city of Karawang in Indonesia's West Java province, severe flooding forced 4,000 people from their homes, the head of Indonesia's disaster mitigation agency said. TANGERANG, BANTEN PROVINCE, INDONESIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 20, 2021) (REUTERS) (MUTE) VARIOUS OF DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWING FLOODING (MUTE) VARIOUS OF DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWING OVERFLOWING RIVER INUNDATING SURROUNDING AREA VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODWATER JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 20, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF RESCUERS HOLDING A ROPE / GUSHING FLOODWATER JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 20, 2021) (REUTERS) VEHICLES SUBMERGED IN FLOODWATER MOTORCYCLE SUBMERGED IN FLOODWATER VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WADING THROUGH FLOODWATER INUNDATED VEHICLES, PEOPLE SITTING IN FRONT OF HOTEL
- Embargoed: 2nd August 2021 10:52
- Keywords: Australia Indonesia United States climate change climate crisis cold weather evacuations extreme weather flooding global water challenges snow water wildfires world water week 2021
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- Topics: Environment,Weather
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- Story Text: World leaders, experts and policy makers will come together next week to discuss global water challenges as part of World Water Week 2021.
The digital event, held 23-27 August, will address a major global challenge - the climate crisis - tackling crucial water-related issues, such as water scarcity, food security, health, biodiversity.
Poverty and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are also high on the agenda.
Participants from 170 countries will attend more than 400 sessions focused on innovation and science towards building a resilient future.
The event is organised by Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), a policy institute based in Sweden focusing on a range of research and development topics related to water that support decision-makers around the world.
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