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December 9, 2013 Freshwater Reserves Discovered Under Ocean Floor in Aquifers

Source: Las Vegas Guardian Express

According to a recent press release from Flinders University, scientists have now discovered sizable freshwater reserves underneath the seabed on the continental shelves around the world. It is estimated that a staggering 500,000...

December 2, 2013 Arab Water Crisis to affect human development: UNDP report


London—The Arab world is facing an escalating water crisis that demands quick answers in order to avoid major humanitarian consequences, a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report warned this week. The report, entitled...

November 15, 2013 Surprises flow from new water reports

GreenBiz - The past few weeks marked measurable progress in understanding water risk, the development of water stewardship strategies and collective action, thanks in large part to the release of the CDP Global 500 Water Report...

November 8, 2013 California Mercury Water Contamination Will Worsen With Climate Change: Study

Source: Huff Post

SAN FRANCISCO -- High in the Sierra Nevada, the Yuba River winds through the northeastern mountains of California. The area, just west of Tahoe National Forest, is home to dense forests, crystal-blue lakes and hills that sparkle...

October 9, 2013 Water Shortage Seen Worsening on Climate Change in Potsdam Study

Source: Bloomberg

Water scarcity will increase around the world due to climate change, with more than 500 million people affected if mean global warming is limited to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), based on modeling studies by the...

October 4, 2013 Fracking produces annual toxic waste water enough to flood Washington DC

Source: Guardian

Fracking in America generated 280bn US gallons of toxic waste water last year – enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon, a new report out on Thursday found. The report from campaign group Environment...

October 2, 2013 Making clean drinking water universally available is 'achievable'


Making clean drinking water globally accessible is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Yet a new study by Oxford University contends that this goal is achievable if the key elements of good governance and management...

July 19, 2013 Study: More Renewables And Efficiency Would Greatly Help Solve U.S. Water Problems

North American Windpower - The study, conducted by the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî (UCS)-led Energy and Water in a Warming World Initiative (EW3), warns that continuing down a "business as usual" path will place a...

June 4, 2013 Water stress index 2011

Source: Prevention Web

The index, released by the risk analysis and mapping firm Maplecroft, pinpoints areas of water stress down to 10km worldwide by calculating the ratio of domestic, industrial and agricultural water consumption, against renewable...

April 2, 2013 Pharmaceutical pollution wreaks havoc on waters worldwide, say scientists

Source: Science Recorder

The authors concluded that this study is part of the growing body of evidence that suggests the U.S. should change the way it deals with waste water.

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