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Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning   Orange County Shows Importance of Collaboration
Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning   Orange County Shows Importance of Collaboration
 

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As droughts and a warming climate alter the world's water balance, urban water utilities are increasingly looking beneath city streets for fresh sources of supply. Cleansing and reusing wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than new reservoirs or diversions of distant rivers.

This week, Circle of Blue reports on lessons learned from recycled water facilities in Perth, Australia, and Orange County, California.



 
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  Infographic: Brazil’s Water Resources Far Away From Major Cities  
 

Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil and the ninth largest in the world, is mired in a severe drought and faces the prospect of water rationing. Brazil, as a whole,... Read More...

 
 
Posted on November 17, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 
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  Infographic: Sao Paulo Drought Lowers Reservoirs to Critical Water Levels  
 

The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting... Read More...

 
 
Posted on November 17, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 
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  Recycled Water Facility in Australia Offers Lessons for Global Drought Planning  
 

Recycling wastewater is cheaper than desalination and less environmentally damaging than river diversions. Photo courtesy of Water Corporation Water Corporation,... Read More...

 
 
Posted on November 20, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 
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  Peru and Chile Gold Mine Projects Address Water Concerns  
 

The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate... Read More...

 
 
Posted on November 21, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 
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  Orange County Recycled Water System Shows Importance of Collaboration  
 

From Southern California, a model of success for water’s future. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue Denis Bilodeau, a director of the Orange County Water... Read More...

 
 
Posted on November 21, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 
  November 17: New Data Reveals Significant Shifts in U.S. Agriculture  
 
U.S. irrigation moves east and increases its efficiency. A climate deal with China includes water-energy research, while Senate Energy Committee passes water-en ...Read more...

 
 
Posted on November 17, 2014 twitter facebook  
 
 
 

Daily Global Water News



 
  November 17: Detroit Will Continue Water Shutoffs Through Winter
The Global Rundown Detroit will continue shutting off water for unpaid accounts through the winter, while Iowa may set restrictions to protect an i ...Read more.

November 18: Irrigation Increasing Peru’s Agricultural Exports
The Global Rundown Peru is opening a large irrigation project to boost agricultural exports. Australia is spending millions on water projects in Ne ...Read more.

November 19: South Africa to Conduct “Water Raids” Targeting
The Global Rundown Authorities in South Africa are cracking down on illegal water withdrawals, while desperate villagers in China hope their govern ...Read more.

November 20: Concerns About Water Not Stopping Nicaragua Canal
The Global Rundown Nicaragua will soon begin construction of its ocean-linking canal, Saudi Arabia is spending billions to build water infrastructu ...Read more.

November 21: WHO Says Every $1 Invested in WASH Yields $4.3 Return
The Global Rundown Chicago cannot shut off the water supply of a suburb that owes it $US 28 million in unpaid water bills, and the Utah wants t ...Read more.


 
 
 
 

Staff Commentary from In The Circle



 
  India’s National Green Tribunal Challenges Government and
Four-year-old court emerges as global leader in securing resources, promoting economic gain.

 
 
 

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