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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…
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Tragedy of the Commons: Once Upon a … Water

We have reached a tipping point where we need to monetize and assign a dollar value to a natural resource like water --…
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Why We Care: Valuing Both Economy and Environment

To protect something, we have to love it. And to love it, we have to take the time to appreciate its beauty and…
Ben Park pictured with the Maji, an IV hydration solution that can save lives.

Innovators Aim to Prevent Water-Borne Illnesses During Natural Disasters

Scarcity is a major concern, but what about too much water of the wrong kind?
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California Drought May Cause Higher Food Prices For All Americans

California’s San Joaquin Valley, which supplies food to the nation is experiencing a record drought which could soon mean higher food prices for…
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UNICEF Turns on Taps During World Water Month

March 22 is World Water Day and UNICEF is taking its New York City-based Tap Project global in an all-out campaign to raise…