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Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
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Snowpack Report Briefings :: Save the Dates :: :: April 1 and April 2 :: SNOWPACK: Press Conference Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:00a – 12:00p PT 1:00p – 3:00p ET REGISTER bit.ly/ca-snowbriefing INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Join the Experts Thursday April 2, 2015 10:00a – 12:00p PT 1:00p – 3:00p ET REGISTER bit.ly/ca-snowinteractive On April 1, California […]
 
The Global Rundown Increasingly severe droughts in the western United States could give utilities more power to set higher prices for water. Ireland’s government is considering ways to make people pay their water bills, while making Los Angeles’ water systems resilient to earthquakes could cost billions. Dozens of people die each day in the Philippines […]
 
The Global Rundown The United Nations has unveiled a report that demonstrates how lack of water access disproportionately affects women. California Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers have unveiled $US 1 billion in emergency drought spending. Kenya has started a national fund to improve water access, with government agencies, NGOs and businesses all participating. Finally, […]
 
The Global Rundown A United Nations official says better drought management and response requires better coordination between government agencies. Taiwan released plans for measures to combat its drought, while wine growers and miners contend with a severe drought in Chile. A new study suggests temperatures in the northern hemisphere could begin to rise quickly. Microbes […]
 
The Global Rundown Climate change was likely behind the drought that helped push Syria into civil war, scientists found. Two separate oil spills contaminated river water used for drinking and irrigation in Washington state and Virginia, while ongoing problems with water and sanitation infrastructure are contributing to food insecurity in Gaza. A cholera outbreak in […]
 
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The Central Valley prepares for an unprecedented shortage.
 
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Competition for water prompts a quest for new sources.
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The Global Rundown Thailand will spend millions on alleviating drought this year, while a Palestinian developer may have wasted more than 1 billion building a city with no water supply. Qatar plans to enact penalties for wasting water and electricity, and the state of Ohio is working on legislation to limit when farmers can apply fertilizer. It […]
 
The Global Rundown Scientists are predicting a megadrought in the United States in the next 100 years, and the hospitality industry in Rio de Janeiro is preparing for water shortages during Carnival celebrations. Meanwhile, Pakistan may face a country-wide water shortage in the next decade. Nearly half of Ireland‘s water supply is lost to leaks. Finally, […]