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Member of the Global Water System Project meet in Bonn to discuss "water in the Anthropocene"

Experts Gather in Bonn to Address Threats to “Water in the Anthropocene”

Humans are having an alarming impact on global water supplies, climate and ecosystems, threats which the Global Water Systems Project says requires urgent, holistic and systemic remedies.

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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With US drought entering its third year the USDA advises farmers and ranchers to plan for sound water and grazing management

USDA-NRCS Stresses Need for Water Planning as Western US Faces 3rd Year of Drought

With current conditions pointing to a third consecutive year of drought, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is urging farmers and ranchers in the western US to have drought management plans at the ready and begin implementing them. The USDA-NRCS National Water and Climate Center’s seasonal water supply projections indicate worsening drought conditions across the…

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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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Crises Erupt as Glacial Retreat Threatens Water Resources

Receding glaciers are threatening water supplies across the Andes region from Colombia to Chile, posing threats to lives and livelihoods.A Japan Fund project is helping regional authorities and residents cope with changes and the fundamental challenges.

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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