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January, 2011
Going the Distance for Water

In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet’s driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

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Billions & Billions Served

I hate the word “beneficiary.” Beneficiary is a misleading indicator and driver of development assistance.

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J. Carl Ganter was interviewed by Hub Culture in Davos this year. For five days last week I was a fly on the wall in Davos, watching CEOs and leaders discuss the planet’s major issues at the World Economic Forum. I attended the conference as a social media producer for Hub Culture, producing short video […]

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Circle of Blue mentioned in Reuters World Economic Forum Davos Notebook: Davos 2011: More People, Fewer Resources, Big Risk. Water The situation in Yemen provides a perfect illustration of the growing problem countries face when it comes to fresh water supplies. Yemen’s population is increasing – exploding really. Currently at 23 million, it’s forecast to […]

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The worst drought in the 105-year historical record of the Colorado River has opened a new era of water scarcity that is prompting state and federal water managers to evaluate never before considered options for increasing water supply and reducing demand.

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Peak water is coming. In some places, peak water is here. We’re never going to run out of water — water is a renewable natural resource (mostly). But increasingly, around the world, in the U.S., and locally, we are running up against peak water limits. The concept is so important and relevant that The New York Times chose the term “peak water” as one of its 33

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Collaborate on resolving confrontation between rising energy demand and water scarcity in both countries.

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Au Sable River

Court blocks dumping into a popular fly-fishing stream, sets precedent to protect Michigan waters from pollution.

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Coal Tar Pollution Map New York

Testing new methods to remove residual coal tar from riverbeds in New York.

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As animal bodies pile up, public fears water sources will become contaminated.

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Climate change is worsening, fast. The National Climate Data Center of the National Oceanic

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Singapore Water Independence © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

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In January we wrote on mobile phones and water mapping technology: Among the most popular and effective new tools are mobile phones and mapping technologies that rely on rising access to wireless Internet connections and cloud computing to facilitate the flow of information… By deploying this and other new technologies–including data monitoring and water quality […]

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The Ken-Betwa canal will transfer water between river basins in southern India.

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Organizations are creating tech tools to shine light on water supply operations—and improve service.

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The massive rains over the past month are both a blessing and a curse for California.

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A negotiated agreement ends a three-year conflict between North Carolina and South Carolina over the Catawba and Yadkin rivers.

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The world’s largest high-pressure pipeline made from a glass-plastic composite material.

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