Last week, Iran's government cracked down suddenly on people protesting over a lack of water in the city of Isfahan. Farmers there have been protesting for over two weeks because the nearby Zayanderoud River has run completely dry, making farming impossible.
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In late March, the African nation of Eswatini celebrated something that people in many countries take for granted - hot water at health clinics across the country. The hot water is heated by the sun, and could save many lives.
Taiwan is taking serious steps to deal with its worst drought in 56 years. The extreme dry weather has left many farmers unable to grow crops and is threatening many other businesses in the country.
Ethiopia has been building a huge dam across the Blue Nile River for 10 years. It's nearly finished, and neighboring countries Egypt and Sudan are very worried. Recent satellite pictures showing water collecting behind the dam have raised tensions even more.
Worldwide, many efforts are being made to test people for the new coronavirus. But scientists are also looking at an unusual way of testing for the virus - studying water that's been flushed down toilets.
Hundreds of millions of people in India are facing a water shortage. The city of Chennai has a water emergency, and the situation is bad in many other parts of the country.
Rising temperatures are warming the oceans and causing huge amounts of ice to melt faster than expected. Unless something changes, this melting will happen even faster in the future, causing large rises in sea level.
A water company in England has found a 210 foot (64 meter) "fatberg" blocking its pipes. The fatberg is a hardened mess of grease, oil, baby wipes, and other items. Removing it will take weeks.
Mina Guli has run 62 marathons - one a day since early November. She planned to run 100 to focus attention on the world's growing water problems, but now she's broken her leg and can't go on.
Bill Gates is one of the world's richest men. He and his company, Microsoft, helped make computers cheap and popular. So what's he interested in now? Toilets.