World Water Day

March 20, 2015--UN warns world could have 40 percent water shortfall by 2030 (ABC News)

The world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water in just 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, a U.N. report warned Friday. Many underground water reserves are already running low, while rainfall patterns are predicted to become more erratic with climate change.

World Water Day!

03/22/2015 12:01 am

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. Today, World Water Day is celebrated around the world and each year shining the spotlight on a different issue.  In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Sustainable Development'.

April 10, 2014--Energy-water nexus around the world and the missing link (Forbes)

The energy-water nexus is gaining traction with diverse stakeholders around the world and it is becoming increasingly clear that we cannot plan for our planet’s future if we do not consider energy and water together.

March 30, 2014--On oil-water nexus (Arab News)

In addition to the conventional energy market issues, mainly oil, related to price and production, the industry seems to be gearing for a new worry — how to handle the oil-water nexus. A recent UN Water Day has a very simple message to deliver: Water needs energy and energy needs water. The interdependencies between the two is strengthened and consolidated by the day.

March 21, 2014--World faces 'water-energy' crisis (Global Post)

Surging populations and economies in the developing world will cause a double crunch in demand for water and energy in the coming decades, the UN said Friday. In a report published on the eve of World Water Day, it said the cravings for clean water and electricity were intertwined and could badly strain Earth's limited resources.

March 20, 2014--World Water Day (Imperial Valley News)

This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation - accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. Modern irrigation practices, including center pivot irrigation systems, can help improve crop productivity and yields.

March 23, 2013--U.N. chief warns of growing water scarcity (USA Today)

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned that by 2030, nearly half the world's population could be facing a scarcity of water, with demand outstripping supply by 40%. One in three people already live in a country with moderate to high water stress, Ban told a U.N. event marking the opening of the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013.

March 22, 2013--World Water Day: A forceful reminder that the U.S. is running out of fresh water (Washington Post)

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first World Water Day, a day established by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of fresh water around the globe. Globally, fresh water is increasingly becoming an endangered resource. According to a U.S.

March 22, 2013--Happy World Water Day! (Environmental News Network)

All across the globe, communities are celebrating International World Water Day and according the UN's World Water Day website, over 450 events have been planned this year! This year's theme is in part a reflection of the International Year of Water Cooperation. The day is also dedicated to the theme of cooperation that is emphasized concerning using water as a resource.

March 22, 2012--Scarce drinking water -- and who's guzzling around the globe (Los Angeles Times)

Thursday is World Water Day. The event, a brainchild of the United Nations, was first celebrated nearly two decades ago and is meant to focus attention on the need for fresh water around the globe. Booming populations and shifting diets mean that water is expected to be in growing demand. More meat, for instance, means more water will be needed to support animals raised for slaughter.

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