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Taiwan's president calls for water conservation, warns of shortages

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Sunday urged people in Taiwan to conserve water and brace for shortages, as the country's reservoirs are at their lowest levels in decades due to scant rainfall in ...

Taiwan resorts to well drilling amid extreme water supply woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Businesses in Taiwan are allowed to apply for a permit to drill wells as the country undergoes a severe drought due to a shortage of rainfall and no typhoons over the past...

Taiwan turns to Matsu for drought relief

Irrigation authorities in Taiwan are turning to Matsu on Sunday (March 7) for help to resolve the nation's drought, teaming up with Dajia Jenn Lann Temple in Taichung City, to pray to the deity fo...

Official: End in sight for Jackson residents without water

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Crews continued working Friday to restore water to thousands of customers in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson, where some taps have been completely dry for nearly three week...

Western Taiwan to see stricter water rationing amid drought

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tighter water restrictions are set to be introduced in many areas of western Taiwan today (Feb. 25) amid severe water shortages across the country. Tainan City and Chia...

Chipmakers in drought-hit Taiwan order water trucks to prepare for 'the worst'

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan chipmakers are buying water by the truckload for some of their foundries as the island widens restrictions on water supply amid a drought that could exacerbate a chip supply ...

Taiwan’s TSMC orders water from trucks amid shortage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tanker trucks arrived at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) factories across the country Tuesday (Feb. 23) to quench the chipmaker's thirst for water. Se...

Taiwan government considers building new reservoirs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government is mulling plans to construct three new reservoirs amid a looming water crisis in a year that has seen little rainfall due to the lack of typhoons...

Taiwan to suspend irrigation on Jianan Plain amid dry season

Due to an especially dry season this year, farm irrigation on the Jianan Plain in southern Taiwan will be suspended at the start of 2021, the Central Emergency Operation Center (CEOC) announced Wednes...

Southern Taiwan to begin restricting water usage due to dwindling supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Tseng Wen-sheng (曾文生) said Wednesday (Nov. 11) that water rationing measures will be put in place for the southern counties of Chiayi a...

Mexico reaches deal to pay water debt to US

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Thursday it has reached a deal with the United States to pay the shortfall in its annual contribution of water from border-area rivers by giving the U.S. Mexico's r...

Water crisis looms in Taiwan in year of zero typhoons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is asking the public to conserve water and brace for shortages as water levels at the country’s reservoirs dip to extreme lows due to an unu...

Major dams in Taiwan show alarmingly low water levels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese are urged to conserve water as the nation's three major reservoirs report alarmingly low storage levels. The Tsengwen (曾文), Shihmen (石門), and Feitsui (翡翠)...

Panama calls for bids on $2 billion water-shortage project

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal authority has put out a call for bids on a $2 billion package of water supply projects aimed at combating a drought that affects the fresh water lakes that supply t...

Venezuelans take extraordinary steps to beat water shortage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s economic collapse has left most homes without reliable running water, so Caracas resident Iraima Moscoso saw water pooling inside an abandoned construction site a...