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‘We Knew This Was Coming’: Deadly Himalayan Dam Burst Was Predicted by Scientists

The climate crisis is melting ice in the Himalayas, threatening to overflow glacial lakes as the Indian government rushes to build new dams.

India floods: 14 killed and 102 missing after lake overflows and highways washed away

Catastrophic overflow of Lhonak Lake in state of Sikkim caused a dam to partially collapse and submerged army bases

‘Disastrous beyond comprehension’: 10,000 missing after Libya floods

Neighbourhoods washed away in port city of Derna, where two dams burst, with many bodies swept out to sea

Water disasters on both ends of the spectrum – dry and wet – are getting more intense as planet warms, study finds

From lengthy droughts to severe flooding, the intensity of water-related disasters around the world has increased over the last two decades as global temperatures climbed to record levels, according to new research.

Fears of massive disaster if Vaal Dam bursts its banks

There are concerns that the Vaal Dam could burst its banks, leading to a massive disaster for communities living close to the dam and river bank.

Pakistan floods: One third of country is under water – minister

One-third of Pakistan has been completely submerged by historic flooding, its climate minister says.

Flash floods wreak havoc in US south-west – but are no salve for drought

Climate experts warn temporary increases in water levels will not mitigate a crisis that has been years in the making

Record Death Valley flooding ‘a once-in-1,000-year event’

Recent severe rains in Death Valley that flushed debris across roadways, damaged infrastructure and carried away cars are being described by meteorologists and park officials as a once-in 1,000-year event.

South Sudan suspends dredging of Naam river, Sudd wetlands

South Sudan’s president ordered the suspension Saturday of all dredging-related activities in the country until evidence-based studies are carried out on their impact on surrounding communities and the ecosystems they rely on.

Nearly 1 in 4 of world’s population at risk from severe flooding, says study

Almost a quarter of the world’s population are exposed to significant flood risks, according to new research published Tuesday, which warned those in poorer countries were more vulnerable.