Water Crisis

World Economic Forum Ranks Climate Change as Top Environmental Risk

The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) recently released Global Risks Report has for the first time ranked climate change “as the most severe economic risk facing the world.” The WEF’s report indicated that climate change is compounding and intensifying other economic, humanitarian, and social stresses such as mass migration.

January 24, 2016--Why the water is running out (New York Times)

Greater São Paulo, a city of 21 million people, is experiencing its worst drought since the 1870s; the city’s water supply is in danger. Sewage, pesticide, and trash pollute São Paulo’s rivers and reservoirs. Rain falling on the vast paved surface of the metropolis drains quickly into its polluted rivers.

July 2, 2015--Beyond the perfect drought: California’s real water crisis (Environment 360)

The current drought afflicting California is indeed historic, but not because of the low precipitation totals. In fact, in terms of overall precipitation and spring snowpack, the past three years are not record-breakers, according to weather data for the past century.

July 1, 2015--3 investment ideas to sustain water in the American West (Ecosystems)

The crippling drought in the American West is now making headlines daily and the stories are raising a collective awareness of the unfolding crisis – as The New Yorker did recently when it chronicled the plight of the Colorado in Where the River Runs Dry. If there’s a silver lining to the Western water crisis, it’s that governors, state legislators and federal policy

June 9, 2015--Use It or lose it: Across the West, exercising one’s right to waste water (ProPublica)

There are few starker examples of how man’s missteps and policies are contributing to the water shortage currently afflicting the western United States. In a series of reports, ProPublica is examining how decisions on water management and growth have exacerbated more than a decade of drought, bringing the West to the point of crisis.

June 4, 2015--Colorado River Basin in crisis (Moab Sun News)

The consumptive use of surface water in the Colorado River Basin is currently over-extended and we know this because we can see the “bathtub ring” with our own eyes when we visit Lake Powell, and especially Lake Mead.

May 17, 2015--The greatest water crisis in the history of the United States (Right Side News)

What are we going to do once all the water is gone?  Thanks to the worst drought in more than 1,000 years, the western third of the country is facing the greatest water crisis that the United States has ever seen. Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover Dam was finished in the 1930s, mandatory water restrictions have already been implemented in the state of

May 12, 2015--Plastic pipe, innovative solution to saving water (PR Newswire)

JM Eagle, the world's largest manufacturer of plastic pipe, urges cities and municipalities to save water with plastic pipe.

April 6, 2015--How on earth are two of the most water-rich nations having H2O crises? (Fortune.com)

Brazil has been called the “Saudi Arabia of water.” The U.S. is home to the largest freshwater lake in the world. Both are having H2O crises. What gives? Between the two nations, Brazil and the U.S. have one fifth of the world’s freshwater reserves, and yet both are facing historic water crises.

March 31, 2015--The water revolution is here (Environmental Leader)

At current usage and population rates, international demand for water in 2030 will outstrip supply by 40 percent. As fresh water supplies dwindle, nations across the globe will face unprecedented, unsettling, and formerly unthinkable choices regarding water, compelled to make difficult decisions about how to allocate the precious resource.

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