water crisis

California drought

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…
Low water-levels leave a buoy on dry land on Lake Constance in Staad, Switzerland, in 2011.

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.,…

New Mexico Sewage Farm May Help Provide Cleaner Water

Thanks to forward-thinking problem-solvers, we may be inching closer to a serious solution for the water problems plaguing our planet.

New Water Analysis Tool Monetizes Revenue at Risk

World Water Week is going on right now in Stockholm, Sweden. This year marks the 25th edition of the annual international event aimed…

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…
global water footprint

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…
San Diego

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…

What America Can Learn From the California Water Crisis

As it fights against perhaps one of the worst dry spells in 1,000 years, California teaches the rest of the country many vital…
National Guard units evacuate Louisiana residents after flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac in 2012.

Report: Climate Change Poses Security Risks

A recent independent report commissioned by G7 members shows that climate change is a global security threat. Quick action is needed to limit…

Most Companies Act Like Fresh Water is Limitless

A recent report by Ceres, entitled Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, looks at how the food sector is managing water risk -- and the news…
U.S. power plants withdrew as much water as farms did and four times as much water as all Americans did in 2005, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

California’s Hidden Water Consumer: Power Plants

As California suffers through its fourth year of record drought and Gov. Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions for the first time in…
Santa Barbara

Drought Forces Santa Barbara to Reactivate Desalination Plant

In response to a 3-year drought, the city of Santa Barbara is re-activating a seawater desalination plant that's been out of use for…
California, Fresno, water crisis, drought, almonds, agriculture, farming, Leon Kaye, Los Angeles

As the Drought Worsens, California Has to Make Some Tough Choices

The drought in California continues, so the state is targeting green lawns. Meanwhile, almond farms consume 9 percent of the state's water.

World Water Day: Driving Digital Engagement to Address the Water Crisis

One in 9 people across the globe lack access to safe water. For others, clean water comes plentifully from the tap. Can digital…
Jeremy Orr - Water

Water Reflections: A Traveler Stumbles Upon Dry Land

As a native Michigander, I grew up around one of the largest fresh water systems in the world. The words drought, water famine…