Water Consumption

More Crop Per Drop

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Danielle Nierenberg
All over the world farmers are using innovative practices to utilize water more efficiently and in lesser quantities to produce more nutritious foods
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This Saturday, March 22nd, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide. ... Read more about More Crop Per Drop

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Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Claire Provost
Energy production accounts for almost 15% of global water usage.
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Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's already strained water resources, particularly in developing and emerging economies, the UN has warned. ... Read more about Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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Diego J. Rodriguez
Thirsty Energy
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Thirsty Energy – World Bank launches global initiative on Energy and Water

Dear colleagues and friends,

Last week, on 22 January 2014, the World Bank formally launched its global initiative at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2014 in Abu Dhabi: Thirsty Energy ... Read more about World Bank launches Thirsty Energy Initiative

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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
World over-using underground water reserves for agriculture
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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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Factors Driving the Poverty Cycle

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