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'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

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Matt McGrath
'Huge' water resource exists under Africa
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Scientists say the notoriously dry continent of Africa is sitting on a vast reservoir of groundwater.

They argue that the total volume of water in aquifers underground is 100 times the amount found on the surface.

The team have produced the most detailed map yet of the scale and potential of this hidden resource.

Writing in the journal Environmental Research Letters, they stress that large scale drilling might not be the best way of increasing water supplies. ... Read more about 'Huge' water resource exists under Africa

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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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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.

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

Water supply portfolio for San Diego County in 1991, 2010, and the potential  water supply portfolio for 2020 ... Read more about Water supply portfolio for San Diego County in 1991, 2010, and the water supply goal for 2020

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Urban planning failures putting lives at risk - expert

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alertnet // Katie Murray
A soldier plays amid water rolling past sandbags into the city near the military
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Failures of urban planning are putting lives, infrastructure and businesses at risk as weather shocks – like the floods now surging through Bangkok – become more frequent as a result of climate change, urban planning and climate experts say.

But focusing on improving building codes, land use regulation, public health and sanitation, and disaster response measures could help reduce risks, said David Dodman, leader of the cities and climate team at the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development, which works on sustainable development issues. ... Read more about Urban planning failures putting lives at risk - expert

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Warming Could Exceed Safe Levels In This Lifetime

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Nina Chestney
A general view shows the Iztaccihuatl volcano in the city of Puebla, 100 km (62
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Global temperature rise could exceed "safe" levels of two degrees Celsius in some parts of the world in many of our lifetimes if greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, two research papers published in the journal Nature warned. ... Read more about Warming Could Exceed Safe Levels In This Lifetime

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