Water Scarcity

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West Texas Ranchers Threaten Lawsuits Over Fracking

Fracking in West Texas has generated opposition from citizens, ranchers, farmers and environmentalists – all of whom share worries, from the lack of…

In Madagascar, A Waterless Toilet May Provide a Global Solution

Loowatt is a startup based in the United Kingdom that has been selling waterless toilets in Madagascar since 2012. The contraption at a…

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

BlackRock Investments: ‘Coal is Dead’

An executive at BlackRock recently said in an interview that "coal is dead," with the future for conventional fuels such as oil also…

In India, Bangalore’s Water Crisis is an Omen for the Rest of the World

Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India, has witnessed stratospheric growth due to its booming IT sector. But it could all fall apart if…

Thinking About a Corporate Wastewater Program? What You Need to Know

Two companies with very different business models, General Mills and Levi Strauss & Co., share their approaches to tackling wastewater within their operations…

On World Water Day, A Snapshot of Global Access

Today is World Water Day. Some 900 million global citizens still lack access to safe drinking water, according to the World Water Council.

Egypt: Ground Zero for the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Nile River Valley, which sustained Egypt since before the reign of the pharaohs, is at a tipping point. And a new dam…

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Tackle Water Scarcity

A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water -- and it shows how public-private partnerships can help…

Thinking ‘Glocally’ About Water Scarcity: Why We Need to Act Now

When Karishma Bhagani was attending high school in Kenya, half of the country was drought-stricken. So she invented a low-tech water purifier to…

How Climate Change Impacts Our Water Supply

Climate change is creating a vicious cycle of higher temperatures, changes in rainfall and water contamination.

Corporate Water Stewardship: A Slow Market?

Recent work suggests a growing number of companies are engaging in improved water management as part of water stewardship. But the tangible results…

What California Can Learn from Singapore’s Brilliant Water Strategy

Singapore seems to have a better grasp on water conservation than even California, a state that has suffered six long years of drought…

How California Plans To Make Water Conservation a ‘Way of Life’

A plan put forth by California agencies at the behest of Gov. Jerry Brown aims to make water conservation a "way of life"…

How Low-Tech Solutions Turned an Israeli City Into a Smart Water Leader

It goes without saying that Israel is one of the most politicized nations on the planet, and the same goes for how the…