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Water Resources


Peter Neill | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Peter Neill

As we continue to consider the prospect for global water resources, we need first to make a major adjustment to how we measure the water we use, how w...

This Is What Water Democracy Looks Like

Paul Gallay | Posted 04.22.2015 | Green
Paul Gallay

Even in the relatively water-rich Hudson Valley, our H2O supplies face progressively increasing stress from climate change and companies hankering to slake thirsts in drier regions by getting hold of our own "excess" water supplies.

Planning With Water (Part 1)

Peter Neill | Posted 04.18.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The World Economic Forum is meeting this month in Davos, Switzerland. In advance of the meeting, a survey was conducted among some 900 leaders in business, politics, and civic life that concluded that the most important global risk faced today is the world water crisis.

Now Is the Time for National Water Resource Policy

Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., Ph.D.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that focuses on sustainable cities, estimates that the loss of water from our municipal distribution systems approaches 2.1 trillion gallons per year.

Faced With Drought, Californians Saved 17 Billion Gallons Of Water In July

Reuters | Sharon Bernstein | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 10 (Reuters) - Facing acute water shortages in some communities and mandatory restrictions on watering lawns, Californians ...

Obama's Irrelevant Air Strikes

William Bradley | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After months of temporizing analysis, President Barack Obama re-engaged militarily in the fading colonial construct known as "Iraq." That he has done so in limited fashion is to be commended, though the air strikes he has ordered so far are mere pinpricks.

The Risks to U.S. Water Resources From Climate Change

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There are hundreds of pages of information, observations, projections, and conclusions to absorb -- almost all of it bad news.

This 65-Year-Old Man Has Built More Than 200 Toilets For Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

Kathirvel is a 65-year-old man from India who is determined to make a difference in his golden years. Instead of spending retirement with his feet ...

World Water Day 2013

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Some thoughts for today: the bad news and good news for World Water Day. (First, I think every day should be World Water Day, not just March 22nd, but hey, that's just me.)

Do You Know Your Drinking Water?

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 12.22.2012 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

Stand at your kitchen sink and fill up a glass of water from the tap. Can you guess where that water comes from? Or how far it traveled to get to your tap? What about how adequately -- or not -- the land at the source is protected?

Water's Economics as Muddy as Ever

Andrew Winston | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business
Andrew Winston

Water's economics are anything but clear. Water is one of the world's most glaring commercial anomalies, with a price reflecting nothing more than the costs to extract and distribute it.

Lynne Peeples

Man vs. Malaria: Chemicals, Conservation And An Ancient Arms Race | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex linkages between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. One steamy evening in July...

Suez's Attempts to Silence Critics on Par with its Water Management: A Failure

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wenonah Hauter

Water justice advocates around the world cheered recently when a French court rejected a defamation lawsuit brought by Suez Water against the makers of the documentary film Flow.

'Water As Human Right' Campaign Gets Global Protestant Backing

Religion News Service | Stephen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Stephen Brown Religion News Service (RNS/ENInews) Church-backed campaigners say they have received a boost from a global body representing 80 mill...

A Triumph in Ecological Design: America's First "Living Building"

Lauren Yanks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lauren Yanks

Last month I attended a pivotal event: the opening of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living, a progressive environmental center slated to be the first certified "Living Building" in the United States.