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Can Geoengineering Help Solve the Middle East’s Water Woes?

One geoengineering idea that has caught on in the United Arab Emirates is cloud seeding or, as it's called here, rain enhancement science.…

Turning (Less) Water into Wine

In 2014, a small winery in the central coast of California experienced a dramatic reduction in the flow of its groundwater wells, severely…

White House Hopes ‘Moonshot for Water’ Sparks Innovation

The Obama administration's 'moonshot for water' initiative is an effort to mitigate the increased stress on groundwater supplies across the United States.

Building a Case for National Water Management: Let There Be Water

Israel's arduous journey to water independence is a fascinating story full of gutsy characters, big dreamers and amazing accomplishments. But for today's global…

Why Toilet-to-Tap is the Future of Water

The future of water in California, the United States and really the world is in toilet-to-tap, otherwise known as water recycling. Yes, as…

Ecuador Braces for El Niño

The El Niño phenomenon of 2015-2016 is expected to be rival that of 1997-1998, which caused losses equal to 14.5 percent of Ecaudor's…

As Droughts Worsen, Food Companies Take Action on Water Risk

Food companies are feeling the pinch from worsening droughts in the U.S. Southwest, Australia and beyond. Firms like Cargill and Unilever reported drought-related…

Sustainability’s Gold Mine: Grey-Water Recycling

Grey-water recycling systems have the ability to drastically alter the way we look at our water usage, so why are they not widely…

Climate Change Could Turn the Horn of Africa into a Drier, More Unstable Region

According to a report issued by Columbia University’s Earth Institute, Ethiopia, along with its neighbors on the Horn of Africa, Djibouti and Somalia,…

Brands Address Global Water Crisis with Win-Win Strategies

Today, 1.2 billion people, or almost a fifth of the world's population, live in areas of water scarcity, and, according to the U.N.,…

Investors Pressure Food and Beverage Companies To Manage Water Risk

More than 60 North American and European investors, managing $2.6 trillion in collective assets, sent letters to 15 food and beverage companies, calling…

More Drought = More CO2

The California drought's impacts on agriculture, water systems and infrastructure are well known. Now new research demonstrates that there is a negative carbon…

How Corporations Are Helping Curb the Global Water Footprint

The lack of awareness – let alone knowledge – of the global water shortage is dangerous. Can anyone wake up American consumers to…

Boehner’s Drought Plan: Blame Environmentalists and Obama

House Speaker John Boehner – leader of the least productive Congress in American history, one which has done little, if anything, to assist…

San Diego: A Model of Water Conservation

As a result of a four-year drought, all regions in California are implementing water conservation measures. San Diego stands out as a model…