Jeremy Allouche on BBC’s ‘Today’ Programme: Taiwan and global water reserves

Picture of a boat on the Shihmen Reservoir

STEPS member and IDS fellow Jeremy Allouche discussed global water reserves on this morning’s Today Programme on BBC Radio 4. The discussion comes in the context of Taiwan’s planned restrictions on water supplies to two of its cities.

From the Today website:

“The public’s water supply in two northern Taiwan cities will be stopped two days each week from 8 April in order to relieve pressure on the shrinking reserves of the Shihmen Reservoir. Taiwan is suffering its worst drought in 10 years, and it’s thought that the reservoir has only 40 days supply left.”

You can play the embedded audio extract above or listen again to the entire programme on the BBC website. The interview, which also includes Jessica Budd, director of the UEA Water Security Research Centre, is 55 minutes in.

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