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Water Supply The Bureau of Reclamation released a final environmental impact statement for a $US 400 million water pipeline project in southeastern Colorado. The Arkansas Valley Conduit includes roughly 365 kilometers (227 miles) of pipeline plus upgrades to an existing water treatment plant in order to supply 40 towns and water systems currently serving 52,000 […]

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Running Out of Water Some regions of Namibia could see their crop production drop 50 percent below average due to the country’s worst drought in 30 years, the Associated Press reported, citing Namibia’s president. Approximately one third of Namibia’s population faces severe or moderate food insecurity, according to a UNICEF report. Towns in Texas are […]

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The numbers dribbled out in a weekly Bureau of Reclamation update. Then they were splashed on a regional map. The conclusion is the same: the Colorado River runoff forecast is dry and getting drier. In fact, that is the case for most of the states west of the Rocky Mountains. They rely on a deep […]

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Infrastructure Government officials in Alberta, Canada are telling people downstream of an oil spill to stay away from the Red Deer River, according to the Calgary Herald. Plains Midstream Canada estimates roughly 475,000 liters (125,000 gallons) leaked from one of its pipelines on Thursday. In April 2011, the company reported a spill of more than […]

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Asia Thailand’s biggest private water company plans to invest $US 97 million to improve its water storage and pipeline capacity in order to supply the rapidly growing demand from manufacturers, Bloomberg News reported. Meanwhile, 50 of Thailand’s provinces have been declared drought-hit areas, according to the Bangkok Post. Rising sea levels and irregular rains due […]

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Make Way for Aid At an August 3 hearing on the Horn of Africa drought, a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee received testimony from the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Mercy Corps, the Atlantic Council, and CARE USA. The representative from USAID said because of signals from a drought early-warning system, the agency […]

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House Takes On the EPA The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from overturning state decisions on water quality, the Huffington Post reports. Sixteen Democrats voted with the Republican majority. GAO Rebukes the EPA The Government Accountability Office says that the Environmental Protection Agency ‘has not effectively […]

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To feed water-hungry mining industries, similar plans are in the works to supply drought-ridden regions of Australia and China.

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The pipeline will connect three reservoirs in order to save money on energy costs. The Tarrant Regional Water District received approval for a $101 million loan to finance part of a 180-mile pipeline serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Texas Water Development Board announced in January.

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While Pope Benedict XVI prepares to sprinkle holy water during the Easter Mass on Sunday, millions of residents in Mexico’s capital brace for dry taps during the rest of Holy Week.

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In fire-seared Australia, water is a matter of national security. The government of New South Wales agrees. In concert with public water corporation Actew, it is poised to announce changes to the way the nation flows, literally.

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At First Aghast, Victoria Grower Leads Campaign in Support of Water-Saving Construction

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Victoria, the final state to sign a water bill that allows the Commonwealth to manage the river basin waterways, finally consented.

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Due for completion in 2009, the Ghana Water Company is set to build an 80 kilometer pipeline to supply its urban areas with potable water.

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PIERRE, South Dakota – A ceremony in Wanblee celebrates the materialization of a pipeline that is to provide Missouri River water to at least 52,000 people — including those who live on the Pine Ridge reservation, the Fremont News reports.

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SAN BERNARDINO, California – Nearly four miles of a 44-mile pipeline that will eventually provide Southern California with water is expected to be finished on Wednesday.

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During an interview with Circle of Blue, German director Veit Helmer discusses his recently released film, Absurdistan.

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SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco’s humongous Hetch Hetchy water system is getting an upgrade. Responding to drought conditions, the city has decided to spend $4.4 billion to refurbish the area’s most extensive water infrastructure project.

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Las Vegas leviathan once more has engineers working overtime to slake its insatiable thirst. The city is proceeding with its twenty-year request to build a 285-mile pipeline; but this time, two Utah counties are requesting their share of the project.

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