Water Management

Satellites Reveal Depletion of a Vital Middle East Water Supply

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Andrew C. Revkin
Satellites Reveal Depletion of a Vital Middle East Water Supply
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Just in case you needed more reasons to be concerned about the stability of the Middle East, new research using data from NASA’s gravity-sensing Grace satellites shows a substantial decline in the volume of groundwater reserves in the Tigris and Euphrates river basins. ... Read more about Satellites Reveal Depletion of a Vital Middle East Water Supply

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Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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John Parnell
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said business as usual will mean demand for freshwater outstripping supply (Source: UN/Mark Garten)
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Speaking on the UN’s International Day of Biological Diversity, Ban said there was a “mutually reinforcing” relationship between biodiversity and water that should be harnessed.

“We live in an increasingly water insecure world where demand often outstrips supply and where water quality often fails to meet minimum standards. Under current trends, future demands for water will not be met,” Ban said. ... Read more about Ban Ki-moon: World on course to run out of water

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UN-Water Defines Water Security, Highlights Threats & Mitigation Steps

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Andrew Burger
Credit: “Water Security & the Global Water Agenda: A UN-Water Analytical Brief”
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Equitable, broad-based public access to sustainable, sanitary supplies of water is increasingly being seen as a security issue. A growing world population, global warming, growing fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions and ongoing, growing disparities in the distribution of wealth and income and business-as-usual political economy – all threaten national, regional and international efforts to assure all members of society fair access to sustainable water resources. ... Read more about UN-Water Defines Water Security, Highlights Threats & Mitigation Steps

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Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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George Aggidis, Ian Arbon, Colin Brown, Charles Clarke, John Earp, Tim Fox, David Greenway, Alistair Smith, Bob Stannard, David Warriner, Simon Whatley, David Williams
Farmer tending rice paddy.
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Feeding the 9 Billion: The tragedy of waste

By 2075, the United Nations’ mid-range projection for global population growth predicts that human numbers will peak at about 9.5 billion people. This means that there could be an extra three billion mouths to feed by the end of the century, a period in which substantial changes are anticipated in the wealth, calorific intake and dietary preferences of people in developing countries across the world. ... Read more about Global Food - Waste Not, Want Not

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Michael Russell

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Jerry Sanders

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Jerry Sanders

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President and CEO - San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Jerry Sanders began his lifelong career in public service when he joined  the San Diego Police Department at the age of 22. In 1999, Sanders retired as Police Chief and became CEO of the United Way of San Diego. In 2005 he was elected as Mayor to San Diego. Under his control the city financial staff completed six years' worth of back logged audits, allowing the city to return to the public bond markets.This helped to fund the mayor's commitment to repair San Diego's long neglected water, sewer and transportation infrastructure. ... Read more about Jerry Sanders

Eric Larson

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Eric Larson

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Farm Bureau, San Diego County

Eric Larson is the Executive Director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau since January 1997.  Eric began working in San Diego County's agricultural industry in 1971.  Prior to joining Farm Bureau he worked as the GM of an agricultural marketing cooperative and in nursery production.  His professional activities have included two years as president of the San Diego County Flower and Plant Association.  He currently serves as a director of the Southern California Water Committee.  In addition to his work in agriculture, he served two terms as a member of the Carlsbad City Council and is a p ... Read more about Eric Larson

Ken Weinberg

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Ken Weinberg

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Director of Water Resources - San Diego County Water Authority

Ken Weinberg directs the San Diego County Water Authority's long-term water supply and facilities planning and  water resources management, including the development of regional local supply projects such as seawater desalination. The Water Resources Department is responsible for implementing the Water Authority's Water Shortage and Drought Management Plan. The department also ensures the Water Authority's projects comply with environmental regulations and assists the agency's 24 member agencies in planning and implementing local water resources projects. ... Read more about Ken Weinberg

Cary Lowe

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Cary Lowe

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Attorney & Mediator – Law Office of Cary Lowe

Cary D. Lowe co-chaired the Water Policy Implementation Task Force and is a California land use lawyer with 35 years of experience representing property owners, land developers, builders, public agencies, Indian tribes, citizen groups and non-profit organizations, in connection with a broad range of land use and environmental issues. In addition to being an attorney, Mr. Lowe holds a Ph.D. in urban planning and has been admitted to the American Institute of Certified Planners. ... Read more about Cary Lowe

Henri Migala

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Henri Migala

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Director, International House at University of California, San Diego

International activities have included working for the UN World Health Organization (WHO) in Nepal (for polio eradication) and as an administrator for international non-profits. Humanitarian aid activities include maternal and child health, child survival, food security and food aid, water and sanitation, medical training, infectious disease, immunization, HIV/AIDS, and disaster relief and reconstruction in over 20 countries. ... Read more about Henri Migala

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