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Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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The United Nations has met two of its eight development goals, well ahead of the 2015 deadline. Six goals are left. ... Read more about Millennium development goals: Two down, six to go

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World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water

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UNITED NATIONS — The world’s nations achieved a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target, the United Nations announced Tuesday.

A report issued by the U.N. children’s agency and the World Health Organization said over 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010 ... Read more about World’s nations achieve UN goal to improve access to safe drinking water

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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
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Arjen Hoekstra and Mesfin Mekonnen/PNAS Early EditionHumankind’s average annual water footprint from 1996 to 2005. 

With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever. ... Read more about Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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JOANNA M. FOSTER
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With the world’s freshwater supplies under mounting pressure from pollution and galloping consumption, understanding the how, where and why of water use is more important than ever.

To that end, scientists from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have released a new study analyzing the quantity and distribution of global water use from 1996 to 2005. ... Read more about Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

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UN: Global Access to Drinking Water Grows, But Poorest Falling Behind

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Adam Daley
A Gujjar or nomad woman carrying a pitcher filled with drinking water is silhoue
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The proportion of the world’s population with access to improved drinking water sources grew by 10 percent over a period roughly covering the past two decades, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday.

The study was released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN World Health Organization (WHO).

The study found that between 1990 and 2008, the proportion of the world’s population with access to improved drinking water sources increased from 77 per cent to 87 percent. ... Read more about UN: Global Access to Drinking Water Grows, But Poorest Falling Behind

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USGS Multiple Depth Well Locations

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USGS Multiple Depth Well Locations 2011

Map of completed and planned multiple-depth well sites in the San Diego Hydrogeology project. ... Read more about USGS Multiple Depth Well Locations

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Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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Steve Connor
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Scientists studying ancient mud samples taken from the bed of the Dead Sea separating Israel and Jordan have warned that the fragile political situation in the Middle East will be made worse by the intense water shortages their study is predicting. ... Read more about Water shortages in Dead Sea could increase tensions in Middle East

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AFRICA: Sub-Saharan sanitation targets “two centuries away”

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LONDON, 18 November 2011 (IRIN) - It will take two centuries for sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation, according to NGO WaterAid, which calls on national leaders to commit 3.5 percent of their annual budget to the sector.
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The link between water and energy in San Diego

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This map shows how water gets to San Diego from various sources near San Diego, and how electricity is involved in that process. Around the map via a chart, text, and graphs there is an explanation in more detail how water gets to San Diego, and how electricity and water are related through comparing information such as usage and conservation.

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