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Era of ample water supply and cheap prices is ending.
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California’s Imperial Valley is a desert region that uses three quarters of California’s allocated river water, moving to farm field through canals like these.
When "The World" wanted to know about global drought conditions last week, producers from one of the important news programs on National Public Radio called Circle of Blue.
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Another dry winter forces political pressure for action.
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California Drought Responses Must Feed Water Strategy Long-Term The drought emergency could be a cauldron for new water management ideas and practices, according to a panel of experts. An increasingly acute social and ecological disaster, California’s drought emergency is an opportunity for officials, regulators, and managers to rethink a complex system of water rights, groundwater […]
 
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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