water_security_consumption
Water Consumption and Use 120 Urbanizing Countries

The relative water consumption per capita, percent usage of available freshwater in each country, and the respective breakdowns of use in agricultural, municipal, and industrial sectors are shown for the 120 fastest-urbanizing countries.

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Urban Water Access 2011

This is a global overview of the water access (as a percentage of population) and of the urban factor.

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Chinese North-South Transfer Project

Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

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Going the Distance for Water

In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet’s driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

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The worst drought in the 105-year historical record of the Colorado River has opened a new era of water scarcity that is prompting state and federal water managers to evaluate never before considered options for increasing water supply and reducing demand.

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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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The world’s largest high-pressure pipeline made from a glass-plastic composite material.

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A new era of dam building brings uncertainty to the 50-year-old water truce between India and Pakistan.

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Recent reports reveal the nation’s freshwater challenges and their possible solutions.

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Groundwater depletion doubled between 1960 and 2000.

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Agriculture is draining non-renewable groundwater reserves in the water-scarce country.

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Well-defined water rights, increasing demand, and scarcity projections are attracting investment funds from abroad.

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‘Water has to come to the people,’ president of S2C Global tells Circle of Blue.

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As the Southeast Asian country battles with climate change, it looks to use less hydropower.

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Within six to eight months, S2C Global Systems will ship water from Alaska to a hub in India.

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While bulk water sales haven’t been completed, three new applications show interest is still strong.

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Water shipped in large tankers designed for oil as a supply solution to the global freshwater crisis?

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“…Decisions executives make to respond to freshwater scarcity will penetrate almost every aspect of their business operations.”

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Many places the country currently imports products from may begin to see problems meeting domestic water demand in the coming decades, possibly causing a shortage of goods for the country, a study says.

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The proposed Telangana state would require re-allocation of two of India’s largest rivers.

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