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February 24, 2020 Key values for sustainable development

Source: The Packer

The Packer's readers have voted, and what they deem to be the most important value associated with sustainability is the efficient use of water and inputs.

September 4, 2019 New Data Show Water Scarcity Is Increasing in the Arab World, Stirring Discussion

Source: al-fanarmedia.org

Eighteen out of the 22 Arab countries are suffering from severe water shortages, and ten of them face “extremely high” water stress due to increasing demand, new data from the World Resources Institute shows....

May 31, 2019 The US drinking water supply is mostly safe, but that’s not good enough

Source: The Conversation

Most Americans take clean drinking water for granted as a convenience of modern life. The United States has one of the world’s safest drinking water supplies, but new challenges constantly emerge

March 31, 2019 Op-ed: Striking the right balance for clean water

Source: The Indianapolis Star

Keeping our rivers, lakes and streams clean and protected is a principle that every American — and Hoosier — agrees with. That’s why Congress appropriately passed the Clean Water Act in 1972, which is intended...

February 28, 2019 Editorial: Don’t turn water-quality protection over to private interests

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

Under the proposed Water Quality Certified Professional Program, the companies’ own consultants could, with training, be certified by the state to evaluate their own permit applications. Decisions on whether to allow a...

January 18, 2019 Why Pipeline Opposition Undermines Environmental Progress and Safety

Source: Forbes

Pipelines have been quietly providing most of the energy used in America on a daily basis for nearly a century. That is, until most recently. In recent years small, yet very vocal groups of environmentalists have argued pipelines...

August 8, 2018 WATER, WATER, EVERYWHERE BUT NOT A DROP TO DRINK

Source: The Outline

In early January, there was a crisis in Cape Town, South Africa. According to the city’s Department of Water and Sanitation, the coastal metropolis had access to enough water to last its population of 430,000 just 90 days.

February 28, 2018 Beyond Carbon: Water Risks and Sustainable Investing

Source: CFA Institute Blogs

These measures are critical to making companies more sustainable and resilient and protecting investment ... A recent study of four global investment indices — the S&P 500, Russell 1000, MSCI World, and MSCI Emerging...

December 16, 2016 No, The EPA Has Not Actually Changed Its Conclusion On Risks Of Fracking To Drinking Water

Source: Forbes

But did the EPA actually reverse course? No. They gave examples where fracking could contaminate water. For instance they state that "Injection of hydraulic fracturing fluids directly into groundwater resources" can cause...

May 18, 2016 How Monsanto's CEO Thinks We Can Feed the World - text/video

Source: Fortune

The world’s agricultural industry has a tall order to fill—it must grow twice as much on roughly the same footprint with less water all by 2050.

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