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The California drought is "exceptional" in nearly the entire state and continues to worsen. Is this a global harbinger of things to come?

California’s Drought is a Global Warning

California drought is “exceptional” and getting worse While many places in the U.S. suffer from drought, no state is suffering more than California. For three years, the nation’s most populace state has been enduring one of the worst droughts since record-keeping started in 1885. The long stretch of subnormal precipitation dates back to 2011. In 2012, the drought had already reached historic proportions…

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This image from International Rivers demonstrates the vital need for international cooperation for dealing with the world water crisis

Solutions to the World Water Crisis Requires International Cooperation

Sharing water across international boundaries is a complex international challenge that requires coordinated water policy formulation and responsible governance. To meet global water requirements governments at all levels need to work together to craft clear policies and enact enforceable laws. To address the world water crisis, governments, corporations and other concerned parties need an ambitious mission, long term vision, strategic…

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A Review of the Business of Water Management in 2012 and a Look Forward to 2013

Drought and flooding were big news items for business in 2012 and most industry insiders anticipate that water management issues will be a key sustainability issue in 2013. The business community is increasingly being forced to realize that water management is fraught with challenges and risks. Water sustains life and makes our world livable. Water is required for the food…

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Businesses are increasingly taking stock of water management and risk as a cornerstone of sustainability

The Business of Sustainable Water Management

U.S. corporations are increasingly looking to sustainable water management standards that exceed the statutes of the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The CWA was passed 40 years ago on October 18th, 1972, it establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters. Although the CWA has not met its original goal of eliminating pollutants, some businesses are nonetheless showing…

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The impacts of climate change on water resource management require planning, cooperation and conservation

Water in a Climate Change World

In the 2008 book, Dry Spring – the Coming Water Crisis of North America, Chris Wood detailed the scope of impacts we could anticipate as more volatile and extreme weather patterns become the norm. Wood, who continues to track climate change as a research collaborator, author and journalist, revisited the book in a recent interview, and noted that climate change…

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Drying Up: How Should China Deal with Growing Threat of Water Scarcity and Drought?

Now facing a water crisis, China cannot rely on large-scale infrastructure projects to solve the problem, according to a new ADB report, which proposes a three-pronged solution based on reducing demand through water conservation, improving the efficiency of water distribution and use, and better disaster preparedness.

Clean water erupts at a Charity Water project in Ethiopia

Water as Luxury: CharityWater Alleviates the Daily Struggle for Clean Water in the Developing World

In his twenties, Scott Harrison was a party promoter in New York City and a self–described “arrogant jerk.” That all changed when he got a glimpse of how the handful of the 1 billion people who struggle each day to find clean water. Harrison founded Charity Water, bringing his promotional skills to bear on the global water crisis, instead of the…

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