Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.
The details are lacking, as risk disclosures often have a narrow focus and significant data gaps.
From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future.
The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.
Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions.
The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.
Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and the ninth largest in the world, is mired in a severe drought and faces the prospect of water rationing.
Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.
A joint energy research program will be extended and expanded to include water.
Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.
IPCC says the water cycle will intensify, leading to bigger storms, more droughts, and worsening water quality.
Six-state region at head of American recovery.
Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options other than new pipes and prayers for rain.
Rules for choosing the most controversial projects will be written later.
America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.
Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years.
More of the same is not working in changed conditions of the 21st century.
Steeled by past drought, governor is reshaping how largest U.S. state uses and distributes water.
Quest for protein and profits invites challenge about pollution and waste.
Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center team up for a Global Choke Point presentation.