Water Scarcity

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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…
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The Entire World is a Stakeholder on Water Scarcity

Water scarcity is prevalent in some developing countries and regions, like sub-Saharan Africa and southeastern Asia, but it is also beginning to affect…
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New York Startup Seamless and its Great Idea to Help the Environment

The leading online service for ordering delivery and takeout food says that its customers are increasingly making "eco-friendly" orders, asking delivery drivers to…
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PepsiCo Reaches Safe Water Access Goal Two Years Early

Yesterday PepsiCo announced it already achieved its 2015 goal of providing safe water to 3 million people in developing countries in partnerships with…
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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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CSR Needs a Universal System to Measure Environmental Impact

Here we outline the three biggest challenges facing the industry as they try to measure and manage resource consumption— concluding we need one…
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How Leaders and Citizens Can Learn From Qatar’s Focus on the Water-Energy Nexus

Qatar's policies offer lessons on how countries can develop a strategy to cope with the ever-complicated energy-water nexus.
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The Top 10 Water Issues of 2012

The top 10 water issues of 2012 include fracking, toilet technology, the global land grab, supply chain challenges and improved sanitation.
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Coca-Cola, Segway Inventor Partner to Provide Clean Water

Can the combination of Coca Cola and Dean Kamen succeed where so many other failed, helping the 780 million people who lack access…
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Value of Water Index Demonstrates Americans’ Water Concerns (and Disconnects)

Xylem's survey reveals the disconnect between awareness over growing water scarcity and who they think should pay for the country’s water problems.
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How Safe Water Network’s Partnership With Companies Benefits the World’s Poor

Safe Water Network, which works with PepsiCo, IBM and Merck, takes a market-based approach to combat water scarcity in the developing world.

Flush Mob: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe Launches Synchronized Toilet Flushing

Leaders in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, asked residents to participate in a “big flush” of their toilets concurrently at 7:30pm on Saturday evening.