Water Scarcity

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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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The Case for Saving Water (And Not Just in Drought-Stricken California)

Saving water shouldn't just be something that we do when the soil is dry; it is something we need to make a part…
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California Can Learn Bucketloads From Australia About Droughts

By Marcus Barber A recent article on TriplePundit suggested that Californians are keen to lower their water usage but don’t know how to…
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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…
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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?