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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…
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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…
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World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Helps Companies Map Water Risk Globally

The World Resources Institute released the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas, an online tool offering users a way to create customizable maps of water…
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The Big Drip: Profit’s Place in the Water Business

Water is a natural resource pertinent to the survival of all human life; the mere thought of such being inaccessible to some is…
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Zynga and Water.org Bring Clean Water to Developing Communities

More than 800 million people around the world start their day without adequate access to clean, potable water. Water.org is partnering with Zynga,…
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How Companies Can Move Beyond Philanthropy in Developing Countries

PepsiCo's work with Water.org in India is a compelling study of how community work and local engagement not only build trust but are also smart…

World Water Week Opens With Somber Warnings to Business About Water Scarcity

The annual World Water Week opened here in rainy Stockholm over the weekend with a warning to business of the effect that the…