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April 6, 2015--How on earth are two of the most water-rich nations having H2O crises? (Fortune.com)

Brazil has been called the “Saudi Arabia of water.” The U.S. is home to the largest freshwater lake in the world. Both are having H2O crises. What gives? Between the two nations, Brazil and the U.S. have one fifth of the world’s freshwater reserves, and yet both are facing historic water crises.


November 13, 2014--U.S.-China climate deal includes provision on water-energy research (Circle of Blue)

President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China announced on Wednesday new targets for reducing the amount of heat-trapping gases that their countries release into the atmosphere, a historic move that both sides hope will catalyze a global climate agreement in Paris next year to rein in carbon emissions and avoid the devastating ecolog


September 26, 2014--Could water scarcity prompt a battle between U.S. and Canada? (Water Online)

Is water so scarce that it could lead to war between the U.S. and Canada over ownership of the valuable substance?


December 3, 2013--Canada, U.S. waste-water groups join forces in war on 'flushable' wipes (Global Post)

The pleas of Canadian waste-water officials to federal and provincial politicians for a crackdown on so-called flushable wipes are falling on deaf ears. It's a municipal problem, so the refrain goes, and so the Canadian Water and Waste-water Association is joining forces with its American counterpart, the Water Environment Federation, to take aim at the popular towelettes.


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.


U.S. , Mexico Sign Water Sharing Pact

After five years of effort, the United States and Mexico signed an agreement for new rules on sharing water from the


October 6, 2012--Parched in the West but shipping water to China, bale by bale (Wall Street Journal)

In 2012, the drought-stricken Western United States will ship more than 50 billion gallons of water to China. This water will leave the country embedded in alfalfa—most of it grown in California—and is destined to feed Chinese cows. The strange situation illustrates what is wrong about how we think, or rather don't think, about water policy in the U.S.


June 20, 2012--Water power rise (Environmental News Network)

Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Since ancient times, hydropower has been used for irrigation and the operation of various mechanical devices, such as watermills, sawmills, textile mills, dock cranes, and domestic lifts since ancient times. It is one of several renewable power sources.


February 15, 2012--Tracking how the world guzzles water (New York Times)

With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever. To that end, scientists from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have released a new study analyzing the quantity and distribution of global water use from 1996 to 2005.


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