Water Consumption

Report: Water shortages increasingly will offer new weapons for states, terror groups

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Karen DeYoung
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Fresh-water shortages and more droughts and floods will increase the likelihood that water will be used as a weapon between states or to further terrorist aims in key strategic areas, including the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa, a U.S. intelligence assessment released Thursday said.

Although “water-related state conflict” is unlikely in the next 10 years, the assessment said, continued shortages after that might begin to affect U.S. national security interests. ... Read more about Report: Water shortages increasingly will offer new weapons for states, terror groups

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Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050

Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report. ... Read more about Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

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The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma. The Panel's final report, "Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing", contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible. ... Read more about The High-level Panel on Global Sustainability presents its report to the Secretary-General on 30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa.

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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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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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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.

Countries must plan for climate refugees - report

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Deborah Zabarenko
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WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (Reuters) - The world's governments and relief agencies need to plan now to resettle millions of people expected to be displaced by climate change, an international panel of experts said on Thursday.

Resettlement related to large infrastructure development projects has been occurring for decades, with some estimates of up to 10 million people a year, said the report's lead author, Alex de Sherbinin. ... Read more about Countries must plan for climate refugees - report

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