Drought-hit Cyprus saved by shipped-in water



Nicosia – Parched Cyprus took its first delivery of water by ship from Greece on Monday to stave off a drought which has sapped water reserves to critically low levels and triggered emergency rationing. (7.2.08) A tanker containing about 40 000 cubic metres of drinking water, more than double the quantity held in all of the Mediterranean island’s 17 main reservoirs, anchored off Cyprus’s southern coast. Read more


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