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Water-short world will need 'more crop per drop' - experts

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Megan Rowling
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MARSEILLE, France (AlertNet) - Water must be used more efficiently and its waste reduced if the world is to meet rising food demand from a fast-expanding population amid the pressures of climate change, experts have said ahead of World Water Day.

Marked each year on March 22, the United Nations hopes the 2012 event will focus attention on water's critical role in feeding the world.
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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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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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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.

Water supply portfolio for San Diego County in 1991, 2010, and the water supply goal for 2020

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Water supply portfolio for San Diego County in 1991, 2010, and the water supply goal for 2020

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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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River basins could double food production - study

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Deborah Zabarenko
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* More food possible without water crisis, experts say

* Africa has greatest potential for improvement

By Deborah Zabarenko, Environment Correspondent

WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Major river basins in Africa, Asia and Latin America could sustainably double food production in some of the poorest parts of the globe in the next few decades, water experts reported on Monday.

But myriad competing claims on the water -- from industry, cities and power producers among others -- may stand in the way of a big increase in food production. ... Read more about River basins could double food production - study

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Facing up to the global water crisis

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Jae So
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Some poor, politically stable countries have made great strides in access to water supply and sanitation. Water experts meeting in Stockholm called for further improvements

With rising population growth and changes in the earth's climate putting stress on the consumable 1% of the planet's water, the global water crisis risks becoming a source of cross-border conflict.

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