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China risking water crisis due to coal power plants

BEIJING: Environmental campaigners Greenpeace urged China on Tuesday to review plans for a huge expansion in coal mines and power plants, warning of a water crisis in the country’s already arid north.

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Solve water problems or forget growth, India told

India’s economic growth and political stability are at stake in coming years if it does not change its approach to water management, a member of its natural resources planning commission told Reuters on Monday. Mihir Shah, who has been asked by India’s government to come up with a new water resource strategy, said the sector […]

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Do we have a right to clean, fresh water?

Dear EarthTalk: Recently the UN voted to declare access to safe and clean water a “human right.” Isn’t that a no-brainer? What are the ramifications of this declaration? – P. James, Boston, MA In July 2010 the United Nations (UN) agreed to a new resolution declaring the human right to “safe and clean drinking water […]

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Scientists warn of water woes

Policy wonks, scientists and economists gather to discuss research and best practices for optimizing water management as a global water crisis looms. WATER SOURCES: The California Aqueduct in 2008. Climate and weather challenges make water a tricky resource to manage. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) OTTAWA — Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could […]

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Water crisis by 2020

Experts tell conference that action to avert shortages is needed now South Africa faces a water crisis and could start having critical shortages as early as 2020, experts told the inaugural South African Water and Energy Forum in Johannesburg. The forum’s two-day conference is being held at the Sandton Sun for local and international experts […]

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Heavy rains cause water shortages

Residents and businesses in several towns in northern kwaZulu-Natal have been adversely affected by water shortages following recent heavy rains.

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How IBM, Intel and SAP Confront Corporate Water Challenges

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Current water constraints and looming threats of shortage and decaying infrastructure are basic facts of business life that few companies have fully absorbed, according to the Artemis Project. To provide a reality check on the state of water and business, the Artemis Project — a consulting firm based in San Francisco […]

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Investors Warned of Hidden Financial Risks of Water Shortages

From Georgia to California, scarce water a threat to both environmental and financial security An economic study released yesterday on ongoing and worsening water shortages in municipalities from Georgia to California is sending a warning signal to the investment community and highlighting the link between environmental and financial security.

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Worm Composting

Worm composting is a process where earthworms are used to process waste materials into a valuable organic fertilizer. It can be done on a large commercial scale – there are farms that produce thousands of tons a month of worm castings – or in a small worm composting bin in your garage or garden. Although […]

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