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“To take an obvious example—why does energy, a close cousin of the environmental beat, get so much more attention than water? First, energy may seem more interesting and diverse. There are wind turbines and solar panels and drilling rigs and nuclear reactors and fields of corn to make ethanol. Water, by contrast, is more drab; […]

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“If we look to the past over the last two millennia, we see that multi-year droughts — some extending over a decade — were more common, recurring every 30 to 90 years in the past,” Ingram said Thursday during a conference call organized by the water news website Circle of Blue. “What we see is […]

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In late November at the Summit on the Global Agenda convened in Abu Dhabi, the World Economic Forum published the new book, Sustainable Consumption: Stakeholder Perspectives. Included is this essay by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue’s managing director.

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama’s main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena’s poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.

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In stunning aerial photos, go behind the scenes with Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter on a morning flight above Lake Travis, just outside Austin, Texas.

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter reports from World Water Week in Stockholm.

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One of the greatest failures of the 21st century is that nearly a billion people don’t have access to an adequate supply of fresh water. How do we fix it? Here’s one funder’s view.

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For World Water Day 2013, Skoll World Forum and Circle of Blue asked four of the world’s leading water experts to weigh in. Here is what J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, had to say about water’s connection to 21st-century journalism.

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The northeast region of China, including Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin provinces, is among the world’s most important breadbaskets.

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter visits his former high school and gets hope for the future.

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A bird’s eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.

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Circle of Blue’s director J. Carl Ganter just spent six weeks on the road and in the field. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how he manages work and play.

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter, with fellow writers and WEF Global Agenda Council on Water members Stuart Orr and Jeff Seabright, describe the necessities for solving the world’s water crisis.

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Manila Water Company, in charge of resource distribution for the Manila’s East Zone, is ramping up its focus and funding for city-wide sewerage projects.

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When vendors and their customers spend less on water from the filling stations, both parties stand to profit, according to aid workers in Manila.

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Subir Bhattacharjee — a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Alberta and one of Canada’s top water quality experts — tells Circle of Blue about the water cycle of the tar sands while he attends a high-level conference in Alberta, Canada.

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Social innovation/entrepreneur expert David Wilcox writes for CSR Wire: During 2011, Circle of Blue has collaborated with the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to report on energy demand and water supply in China. Their extensive coverage and reporting included over a dozen presentations of the results in China. The […]

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Ball State University reports on the ongoing collaboration with Circle of Blue: Kelly Shea, ’11, strives to make hope visible. The journalism graphics major led a team of Ball State students to develop information graphics for global news organization Circle of Blue, a consortium of leading journalists, design experts, and scientists dedicated to chronicling the […]

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SINGAPORE — WaterLeader, the journal of the Institute of Water Policy in Singapore, features a special Circle of Blue Choke Point: China essay and photography gallery. The June 2011 issue is distributed to the estimated 14,000 attendees of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the annual conference run by the Public Utilities Board of Singapore. […]

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Xilinhot — an Inner Mongolian outpost of 177,000 residents, separated from Beijing by a 12-hour train ride — is at the center of the Xilin Gol Grassland, one of China’s largest prairies and livestock production regions. The north’s coal mines, trucks, and power plants are representative of the nation’s coal dependency, a lifeline with an insatiable thirst for water

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