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Improving Water Use A new grant program will encourage the innovation and implementation of clean water technology for farming in developing countries by supporting companies financially and helping them negotiate “hurdles” in these regions, Phys.org reported. The program will award $US 25 million in grants from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and […]

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Fish and Pharmaceuticals A new study in Sweden found that the presence of low levels of human anti-anxiety drugs caused wild European perch to become aggressive and isolated, Reuters reported. Trace amounts of pharmaceuticals can pass through wastewater treatment plants and are found in waters around the globe. Mining Water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations […]

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Energy A bill meant to speed up approval of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline passed the United States House of Representatives, Bloomberg News reported. Those opposed to the pipeline, which would carry crude oil from Canada’s tar sands to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico, say it could harm the environment. In this Guardian video, […]

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Arsenic Arsenic is tainting freshwater supplies in Mexico’s Laguna region, the country’s biggest milk producer, as dairy operations, upstream dams and climate change deplete aquifers, AlertNet reported. In Chile, people exposed to high levels of arsenic in their drinking water during the 1950s have a higher risk of cancer despite subsequent contamination control, according to […]

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World Water Week

2,600 global experts. 100 sessions. Seven days. One issue: water.

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Deutsche Welle highlights some of the pressing topics on the agenda of this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm, which over the next six days will focus on the growing challenges of securing water for the world’s booming urban areas. Efforts to boost agricultural production to feed the world’s rising population could lead to widespread […]

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Bjelkeman-Pettersson talked to Circle of Blue during the Tällberg Rework the World Conference in Sweden about sharing information to change the global direction on water and sanitation issues.

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Video: Discussing Water at World Water Week in Stockholm

J. Carl Ganter, director of Circle of Blue, Rob Kerr, vice president of GlobeScan, and other water experts at World Water Week in Stockholm discuss the findings of the Circle of Blue | Globescan global water survey.

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World Water Week
I’m spending the week at the Stockholm Water Symposium, an international meeting involving more than 2,000 people from over 130 countries.

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STOCKHOLM – Concern over sanitation emerges as a primary focus at this year’s water summit in Sweden.

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] Original video available online at ITT Watermark STOCKHOLM – This year’s World Water Week convened a panel of communications and water experts from ITT and SustainAbility to discuss solutions to the global […]

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DONGSHENG, Inner Mongolia – In a rapidly growing, water-starved region of Inner Mongolia, a project backed by Sweden’s Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) offers residents waterless toilets.

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