博客 Blog

French extend water rationing amid drought fears

France extended water rationing on Wednesday, with about a quarter of the country now subject to curbs amid fears of another summer drought, the environment ministry said.

Despite relatively heavy spring rainfall, the water table remains low, particularly in parts of west and southwest France. Limits on water use are also in force to the east and north of Paris, part of the country's main wheat belt.

 After the heatwave of 2003, when thousands of mostly elderly people died, France had a dry 2004/05 winter and low rain in the 2005 autumn, leaving the water table depleted.The country imposed rationing over around half the country last summer, with measures ranging from bans on car washing and filling swimming pools to limits on agricultural use.

Full Story

Now more than ever…

chinadialogue is at the heart of the battle for truth on climate change and its challenges at this critical time.

Our readers are valued by us and now, for the first time, we are asking for your support to help maintain the rigorous, honest reporting and analysis on climate change that you value in a 'post-truth' era.

Support chinadialogue

发表评论 Post a comment

评论通过管理员审核后翻译成中文或英文。 最大字符 1200。

Comments are translated into either Chinese or English after being moderated. Maximum characters 1200.

评论 comments