The Stream, May 8: Czech Republic May Impose Shale Gas Moratorium

The Czech Republic plans to set a two-year moratorium on granting licences for shale gas exploration, pending new legislation that will address the new gas extraction technique, Reuters reported.

Almost half of the water companies in the United Kingdom will not be required to reduce their leakages before 2015, even though the country is in the grips of its worst drought in 25 years, The Press Association reported. Water companies across England and Wales leaked more than 3.3 billion liters of water a day in 2010-11.

Loyola University Chicago will ban bottled water sales on campus, according to WLS-TV/DT.

Industry and governments are getting more and more interested in proposals for aquifer storages in Australia as a way to ensure the country’s future water security, ABC reported.

Egypt will need 50 percent more Nile River water by 2050 to supply its growing population, Ahram Online reported, citing Egypt’s National Planning Institute.

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Author: Nadya Ivanova , a Bulgaria native, is a Chicago-based reporter for Circle of Blue. She co-writes The Stream, a daily digest of international water news trends. Interests: Europe, China, Environmental Policy, International Security.

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