- Title: Extreme weather timeline from Jan-March 2021
- Date: 19th July 2021
- Summary: Floods, heavy rain and power outages led people to evacuate their homes in parts of Indonesia's capital on February 8. More than 1,000 people in east and south Jakarta were evacuated after torrential rain overnight, local media reported, with households along the winding Ciliwung River among the worst affected by the floods. JAKARTA, INDONESIA (FILE - FEBRUARY 8, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF HOUSES ALONG FLOODED CILIWUNG RIVER VARIOUS OF LOCAL RESIDENT, ISTI BAROKAH, IN FLOODED ROOM OF HER HOUSE PEOPLE WALKING IN FLOODED ALLEYWAY FLOODED ALLEYWAY Much of the United States was in the grip of bone-chilling weather over the three-day Presidents Day holiday weekend. A devastating winter storm in Texas caused serious damage to homes and businesses, left millions without power or clean water for days, and killed at least two dozen. SHOWS: OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, UNITED STATES (FILE - FEBRUARY 15, 2021) (REUTERS) CAR STUCK IN SNOW BEING PUSHED BY A GROUP OF MEN STRONG WINDS BLOWING THROUGH TALL GRASSES IN A SNOW-COVERED FIELD
- 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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