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Choke Point: India - The Leopard in the Well
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At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.

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Climate change became a hot-button issue at a recent U.N. Security Council meeting.

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CO2 IMPACT ranks the world’s top 10 most “resilient cities,” or those that are working to transition to a low-carbon economy while also preparing to avert the worst of climate change. The Financial Times details how Germany plans to phase out nuclear energy and replace it with renewable sources in the next decade. The transition […]

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TaKaDu uses algorithms to save water, energy, and money for utility companies around the globe.

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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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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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Coal Tar Pollution Map New York

Testing new methods to remove residual coal tar from riverbeds in New York.

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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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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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“In a move with all sorts of political, economic, and environmental implications, the government of Singapore recently announced that it will not renew one of its two water agreements with its neighbor Malaysia.”

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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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Infrastructure to succeed Malaysia import agreement, expiring in 2011.

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Pakistan’s first urban rainwater harvesting system has been installed in the capital city Islamabad.

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates’ desert during a test-run.

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Australia’s fifth-largest city, Adelaide, could see its 1.3 million inhabitants relying more and more on bottled water over the next year, according to local politicians. Mounting consequences of climate change and sluggish national political action have led to high salinity levels and depletion of wildlife along the River Murray.

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SIRTE, Libya — With many African countries feeling the effects of climate change, government leaders decided at a water conference in Libya that cooperation is key.

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Taking advantage of the air’s humidity, a company in Israel is experimenting with a process that wrings the wind of its moisture.

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