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World Water Day — March 22 — is recognized each March by the United Nations to highlight the importance of safe drinking water and advocate for sustainable management of freshwater resources.
March 21, 2019 U.S. farmers face devastation following Midwest floodsSource: Reuters
Record floods have devastated a wide swath of the Farm Belt across Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and several other states. Early estimates of lost crops and livestock are approaching $1 billion in Nebraska alone. With more...
March 21, 2019 Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation Announce a Commitment of $100,000 for Midwest Flood ReliefSource: CSR Wire
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Mar. 20 /CSRwire/ - In response to the floods that have impacted midwestern states including Iowa and Nebraska, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation have committed to provide $100,000 in support...
March 21, 2019 Africa in a world without waterSource: The Punch Newspapers
Affecting over 1.1 billion people globally, lack of safe, clean water is gradually metamorphosing from a challenge to a problem. According to findings, this problem has become prevalent in low and ...
Hydrologists here have simulated how saltwater will intrude into fresh water aquifers, given the sea level rise predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC has concluded that within the next 100...
March 18, 2019 Powering sustainable solutions from the little red dotSource: Reuters
By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water-stressed conditions, and by 2030 the global demand for fresh water could exceed the supply by 40 per cent, according to the United Nations. Finding...
California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday.The Golden State has experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks, the National Drought Mitigation Center at...
Source: Independent Online
Cape Town - Access to drinking water and basic sanitation is a right and one of the sustainable development goals of the UN. It is a condition for human life. However, up to 2 billion people on the planet do not have access to a...
Source: The Guardian
Almost every coal-fired power plant in the US is contaminating groundwater with unsafe levels of toxic pollution, according to the first comprehensive analysis of the consequences of coal ash waste disposal.
February 28, 2019 Editorial: Don’t turn water-quality protection over to private interestsSource: 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...
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