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Peru Plans for a $500 million water project in Peru could divert rainwater across the Andes from the Amazon Basin to the country’s dry coast, turning the desert there into farmland, Reuters reported. The Olmos Irrigation Project is slated to start in 2014, and is one of seven large projects Peru has planned to increase […]

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“We cannot say that rain is not interesting just because we can dig wells,” says Vessela Monta, a civil engineer by trade who began working with the International Rainwater Harvesting Alliance (IRHA) in 2002. Some resources — like the availability of harvestable rainwater — get forgotten when discussing sustainability, but not to Monta. She points […]

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Singapore Water Independence © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

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Many enterprising Coloradoans collected rainwater in secrecy for years in the past, but today they no longer have to hide their habit

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An interactive map of Circle of Blue’s coverage of “The Biggest Dry“.

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Australia’s Epic Drought is Global Warning Circle of Blue Reports The grievous consequences of drought and global warming are more visible and dangerous in Australia than in any other industrialized nation.

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An Industrialized Nation Reckons With A 12-Year Drought In The Murray-Darling Basin

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Will the sky ever listen again?

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Video: Aboriginal Elder Beryl Carmichael Sings the River's Lament

Using chants and stories, Aboriginal elder Beryl Carmichael shares with Circle of Blue the spiritual and visceral pain of a dry and dying Darling River.

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Video: Caring for Basins Beyond Reform with Australian Scientist John Williams

It’s time to stop playing around with reform, says renowned Australian water scientist John Williams.

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Video: Julian Cribb Predicts "Diabolical" Future for World's River Basins

Agricultural journalist Julian Cribb forecasts a perilous destiny for the world’s river basins and food baskets, a destiny he attributes to climate change and unchecked agricultural demand for water.

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From any eye and all angles, the Murray-Darling River Basin conjures a grand but vexing vista.

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

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Can a Century of Canal Digging, Channel Constructing, Man Made Plumbing Be Undone

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Brazil has a new plan to reduce deforestation by 70 percent over the next decade.

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Willie Smits’ plan to save the orangutans of Borneo by planting a new forest has had an unintended side effect: rain.

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In an interview with Circle of Blue, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai discusses the crucial role forests play as rainwater harvesters.

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MELBOURNE – HIGH levels of lead, zinc, cadmium and other heavy metals have been found in rainwater tanks across Melbourne, research shows. One-third of tanks assessed in the study had lead levels above Australian Drinking Water Guidelines, including one tank with lead 35 times above recommended safe levels of 0.01mg/L.

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