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Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation
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Mighty River Jordan matters more than any other river – for three religions, for the people living alongside it, for thousands of years of history and as both a joint resource and a dividing line for countries in today's rather difficult political environment. But the respect given to it does not reflect this importance. There is overuse and pollution all along the river, and once it reaches the Dead Sea, massive overuse of its water upstream has reduced it to a rivulet of sewage. ... Read more about Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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Half the world may live under "water stress" by 2030: Ban Ki-moon

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Xinhua
Global Water Scarcity
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Tuesday warned that by 2030, half the people on Earth would be living under "water stress," a measure defined as less than 1,700 cubic meters of water available per person per year, unless action was taken.

Addressing the Budapest Water Summit with Hungarian President Janos Ader, Ban noted that while water was a government priority, no government could handle the work alone.

We "need the full engagement of all actors, communities, societies," he said.
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Energy production threatens to strain nation’s water supply

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Zack Colman
Energy production threatens to strain nation’s water supply
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Oct 17 , 2012

The federal government must better monitor the nation's water supply as expanded domestic energy production threatens to further strain water resources, warns a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Tuesday. ... Read more about Energy production threatens to strain nation’s water supply

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World over-using underground water reserves for agriculture

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Chris Wickham
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LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The world is depleting underground water reserves faster than they can be replenished due to over-exploitation, according to scientists in Canada and the Netherlands.

The researchers, from McGill University in Montreal and Utrecht University in the Netherlands, combined groundwater usage data from around the globe with computer models of underground water resources to come up with a measure of water usage relative to supply. ... Read more about World over-using underground water reserves for agriculture

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Future Generations: An Organization Working to Alleviate Poverty

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