Water Resources

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

Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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Lisa Schlein
FILE - A child fills a container with water for domestic use in Delmas, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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GENEVA — Two leading U.N. agencies are calling for greater action to provide safe drinking water and basic sanitation to more than three billion people. A joint report by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund says more must be done to close the gap between the billions who have access to improved water and sanitation and those who do not. ... Read more about Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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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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Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation
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Mighty River Jordan matters more than any other river – for three religions, for the people living alongside it, for thousands of years of history and as both a joint resource and a dividing line for countries in today's rather difficult political environment. But the respect given to it does not reflect this importance. There is overuse and pollution all along the river, and once it reaches the Dead Sea, massive overuse of its water upstream has reduced it to a rivulet of sewage. ... Read more about Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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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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Stressed Aquifers Around the Globe

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SOPHIA LI
Groundwater depletion
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August 13, 2012

 

 

Groundwater depletion is particularly severe in places including California’s Central Valley, the Upper Ganges in India and Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia, researchers report.

 

 

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