Floods, other water-related disasters could cost the economy $5.6 trillion by 2050 – report

A residential cul-de-sac is covered in floodwaters after heavy rain in Chehalis, Washington, US, January 7, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Nathan Howard Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Worsening droughts, storms and torrential rain in some of the world’s largest economies could cause $5.6 trillion … Read more

UK urges water companies to take ‘precautionary steps’ to protect supplies

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s environment minister George Eustice on Wednesday urged water companies to take precautions to protect water supplies and tackle the effects of the prolonged dry weather as another heatwave is forecast across the country. read more Eustice met with the water company executives to discuss their ongoing response to protect … Read more

Macquarie nearing $2.5 billion deal for Suez’s UK waste business, Bloomberg reports

The logo of Australia’s biggest investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd adorns a desk in the reception area of ​​its Sydney office headquarters in Australia, Oct. 28, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 7 (Reuters) – French waste and water management company Veolia Environnement SA is nearing a … Read more

N.Korean streets flooded as heavy rains exacerbate economic crisis

Buildings in North Korea’s Sinuiju are seen behind the Friendship Bridge over the Yalu river, during sunrise in Dandong, Liaoning province, China April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 8 (Reuters) – North Korean towns along the border with China were flooded this week after heavy … Read more