- Title: Extreme weather timeline from Jan-March 2021
- Date: 19th July 2021
- Summary: Five days of incessant rain triggered the worst floods in more than half a century in New South Wales, Australiaâ€™s most populous state, cutting off entire towns and washing away homes, farms and livestock. Tens of thousands of people were evacuated during the deluge, which at its peak subjected around 40% of the countryâ€™s population of 25 million across an area the size of Alaska to weather warnings. WINDSOR, AUSTRALIA (RECENT - MARCH 21, 2021) (REUTERS) RAGING FLOODWATER PASSING TREE VARIOUS OF FLOODED OVERFLOWING RIVER VARIOUS OF FLOODING RIVER VARIOUS OF GOLF COURSE UNDER WATER PARK SUBMERGED IN FLOODWATER
- 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.
(Production: Liliana Ciobanu)
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