Water Scarcity

April 16, 2016--Is the California drought America's water wake-up call? (Los Angeles Times)

The California drought is not over. The great hope for major replenishment of California's surface and groundwater supplies — the “Godzilla” El Niño — has failed thus far to live up to its super-sized hype, delivering only average amounts of rain and snow, primarily to the northern half of the state. Average, however, is welcome.


February 5, 2016--The most important water stories of 2015 (Huffington Post)

Water was a Top Risk on the 2015 Global Agenda: In early 2015, participants at the World Economic Forum, a who's who of the political and business elite, ranked water crises as the top global risk.


July 17, 2015--How much water does the West really have? (Pro Publica)

Seventy five years ago, American scientists discovered a secret about how the planet’s water works. The phenomenon involves the Earth’s lakes, rivers and streams, and their connection to the treasured stashes of water that can be found in the deep pools that have been sequestered between layers of underground rock for centuries.


April 20, 2015--'One water' can solve many supply problems (Green Biz)

Why do we make a water shortage worse by carving it into separate problems? Current events in California are drawing attention to the current and projected gap between water supply and demand projections.

April 12, 2015--The growing potential for water wars (International Policy Digest)

Tensions over water are nothing new and will increase as shortages mount. However, it is possible to avoid violent conflicts over this fundamental resource for human survival provided certain efforts are made to address this pressing challenge.


March 8, 2015--Changing the price of water may be the way to beat drought (Deseret News)

Drought across the West and Midwest is driving renewed concerns over water scarcity and the availability to meet demand in the future.


February 25, 2015--São Paulo--anatomy of a failing megacity: Residents struggle as water taps run dry (Guardian)

In São Paulo, drinking water is used flush toilets, bathe and, until very recently, to wash cars and even hose down city pavements, as porters use jets of crystalline water to shift those last specks of grime. In Brazil, a land of immense natural riches and home to around 12% of the world’s fresh water, the very idea of a water shortage is hard for people to conceive of.


February 21, 2015--Why water scarcity is such a big problem for big business (Business Cheatsheet)

Anyone who has passed eighth grade can tell you the importance of water. It’s the sustaining force for humankind and the key resource that sustains all others we use and consume. Besides balancing each ecosystem, water is used as a means of transit, is a vital component in manufacturing, and is the main source of hydration we need to survive.


February 3, 2015--World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head (Reuters)

Water scarcity could lead to conflict between communities and nations as the world is still not fully aware of the water crisis many countries face as a result of climate change, the head of the U.N. panel of climate scientists warned on Tuesday. The latest report from the U.N.


January 25, 2015--Revisiting water paradigms: Finding the right frame of mind (Water Wired)

Water scarcity, water governance, water security, water productivity, virtual water, water footprints, green water, IWRM, hydrocentricity, hydrocracy, hydro-hegemony, hydrosolidarity, water grabs, resilience, river basin trajectories, water poverty, the water-food-energy nexus, water justice, adaptive management....It would be tempting to say that the water world is being inundated with a


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