Global Water Crisis

June 9, 2015--Conservation, solar pumps key to avert Middle East water crisis: officials (Reuters)

Much of the Middle East and North Africa is set for acute water shortages and the region must do more to conserve water while expanding a series of pilot program including solar-powered water pumps, scientists and officials said on Tuesday. "The situation is critical," Essam Khalifa, a senior official from Egypt's water ministry, said at the U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Or

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.

August 18, 2009--Water tops climate change as global priority (Circle of Blue Water News)

Thousands of people were polled in a comprehensive global public opinion survey on fresh water sustainability, management and conservation. The survey, commissioned by Circle of Blue and conducted by Toronto and London-based GlobeScan was made public in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 18 during World Water Week.

March 16, 2009--World Water Forum opens to scarcity fears and protests (Environmental News Service)

Global demand for water is greater today than it has ever been and demand will increase in the future, thousands of delegates to the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul heard at their opening session today

September 9, 2008--Water for People receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator (Denver Post)

Founded in 1991, Water For People is a nonprofit international development organization that supports safe drinking water and sanitation projects in developing countries.

August 19, 2008--World needs global water agreement now (Environmental News Network)

WWF Director-General James Leape today called on governments to support the entry into force of the 1997 UN Watercourses Convention—an international agreement which coul

August 18, 2008--World water crisis underlies world food crisis (Environmental News Service)

The world's supplies of clean, fresh water cannot sustain today's "profligate" use and inadequate management, which have brought shrinking food supplies and rising food costs to most countries, WWF Director General James Leape told the opening session of World Water Week in Stockholm today.

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