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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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California Drought Threatens Los Angeles Denim Industry

About 80 percent of California’s water sustains agriculture, but Sacramento is putting the onus on the state’s businesses and residents to find even…
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California Dreaming: You Can’t Have Cheap Water Forever

For the better part of a century, we’ve used reasonably static thinking: first believing in the infinite elasticity of scarce resources like cheap…
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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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Portable Distillation Unit Cleans Sea Water on a Sunny Day

A new portable system can purify dirty water -- including sea water -- using solar-powered distillation: the simple process of boiling the water…
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Water: Can You Put a Price on the Priceless?

Water is a finite and precious resource, but our economic systems treat it as limitless and of little value. For many companies and…
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Why Stella Artois Wants You to “Buy a Lady a Drink”

Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” campaign opened last week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in a partnership with Water.org.
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MeterHero Offers Cash Incentives for Water and Energy Conservation

MeterHero, a Web-based utility monitoring tool, is looking to encourage people to conserve water and energy through cash rebates sponsored by businesses with…
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SABMiller Makes the Case for Confronting Water Scarcity at Lima Climate Conference

At the Lima Climate Change Conference, SABMiller says businesses must make the business case for addressing water scarcity throughout Latin America.
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PepsiCo Releases New Water Modeling Tool for Latin America

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Bank (IDB) released a new water modeling tool to assist Latin American nations forecast future water supplies.
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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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Climate Change Threatens Electricity Production

There is a growing trend around the U.S.: changing conditions from a warming planet are causing disruptions in our power supply. The U.S.…
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Straw in Hand, Water-Strained City Thirstily Eyes Great Lakes

Be careful, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Some lawmakers have actually threatened to cash in their favors to the Michigan Militia to keep aquifer-drained areas from…
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The Water Future of Cities Will Become More Dire

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and four universities recently completed a study that sounds an ominous note for the future of many cities’ water…
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Companies are Realizing That Water Conservation is Paramount

As water scarcity becomes more prevalent, more companies are seeing the urgency in developing water conservation policies. LifeStraw is doing its part to…