- Title: Extreme weather timeline from Jan-March 2021
- Date: 19th July 2021
- Summary: Storm Filomena brought the heaviest snowfall in decades across central Spain, wreaking havoc as temperatures hit record lows. Members of Spain's military unit (UME) helped to pull out stranded vehicles after the storm left cars trapped in snow in Madrid. MADRID, SPAIN (FILE - JANUARY 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF LINE OF DOZENS OF STRANDED CARS DUE TO SNOWFALL Landslides caused by heavy rain in western Indonesia killed 11 and injured 18, the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) said on January 10. Indonesia frequently suffers floods and landslides, particularly during the rainy season from November to March, a situation often worsened by the cutting down of forests. SUMEDANG, WEST JAVA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (FILE - JANUARY 11, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF DAMAGED HOUSES SITTING ON EDGE OF HILLSIDE / DEBRIS LITTERING LANDSLIDE AREA EXCAVATOR MOVING SOIL ONTO BACK OF TRUCK Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee Indonesia's South Kalimantan due to heavy rain slamming Borneo Island. BANJAR, SOUTH KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA (FILE - JANUARY 17, 2021) (REUTERS) INUNDATED VILLAGE AND PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH FLOODED AREA RUBBER BOAT PASSING MAN BRINGING HIS MOTORCYCLE THROUGH FLOODED NEIGHBOURHOOD HULU SUNGAI TENGAH, WEST KALIMANTAN PROVINCE, INDONESIA (FILE - JANUARY 17, 2021) (REUTERS) (MUTE) VARIOUS OF DRONE FOOTAGE SHOWING INUNDATED NEIGHBOURHOOD NEAR RIVERBANK Storm Christoph caused widespread flooding in England and Wales. DIDSBURY, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 21, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FLOODED SCHOOL PLAYING FIELD NORTHWICH, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JANUARY 21, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF FLOODED STREETS
- 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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