Research has revealed a large aquifer in northern Namibia capable of supplying fresh water to 40 percent of the country’s population for hundreds of years, the Namibian reported, citing government officials.
Who owns the water in New Zealand? The controversy continues over Prime Minister John Key’s comments on indigenous water rights, APNZ reported.
Israel’s Internal Affairs and Environment Committee passed stricter drinking water quality regulations this week, bringing standards in line with those in Europe and the United States, Haaretz reported.
The spiny water flea, an invasive species, is knocking on the door of Vermont’s Lake Champlain, according to the Associated Press. The flea could disrupt native zooplankton populations, which help form the basis of the aquatic food chain.
A lack of clean drinking water is a significant health threat in some New Delhi neighborhoods as water supplies in India are reduced by growing demand, CNN reported.
Codi Yeager-Kozacek is a reporter for Circle of Blue based out of Enterprise, Alabama. She studied journalism and biology as an undergraduate at West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude from the university’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She has done research at the College of the Bahamas Gerace Research Center on San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and her study on coastal dune plants is currently pending publication in the Bahamas Natural History Proceedings. Her interests include food security and ecology. She co-writes The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of international water news trends.
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