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Wastewater Recycled for Drinking Water

On Australia’s western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer.

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Texas Drought

With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem for China, with droughts affecting several regions over the last four years.

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Colorado River Basin

The interim report is the first step in a two-year evaluation of the Colorado River Basin.

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France Drought Europe

Two of the world’s most important crops, corn and wheat, are on track to meet global demand, despite water woes.

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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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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

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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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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.

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Water & Energy Collision

The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.

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Southeast could learn from Southwest

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Fierce heat has allegedly killed dozens as country awaits arrival of monsoons.

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Relationship between Australia’s drought and Antarctica’s increased snowfall offers clues to human contribution to global warming. Scientists have linked a severe, decades-old drought in Australia to increased snowfall in East Antarctica.

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Nearly 1.5 million people in the Hunan and Guangdong provinces have reported drinking water shortages.

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Tempers flare across Florida as dry conditions persist — perfect weather for the state’s most pernicious parasite: worry.

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China has not seen weather this dry in 50 years.

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ISIOLO, Kenya — For farmers in parched north-eastern Kenya, the search for water for their land and livestock grows more violent by the day. Worried pastoralists carry guns, in order to defend their access and their livelihood.

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The lower lakes of the Murray River in South Australia are slowly drying up, as water use along the Murray-Darling river basin continues to threaten the long-term health of the watershed.

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ATLANTA-With the water level at Lake Lanier verging on a record low, authorities from the US Corps of Engineers warned July 4 visitors to take extra caution, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. With only 5 percent of docks and 12 percent of ramp lanes usable, the lake was reported to have lost 18 percent of […]

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