Entries by Circle Blue

The Stream, December 23: U.S. Allocates $225 Million for Watershed Rehabilitation

The Global Rundown The taps are back on in Malaysia after the government called off planned electric grid maintenance, which had cut water for residents in Kuala Lumpur and Selango. In the Louisiana town of St. Joseph, lead contamination in the city water prompted Gov. John Bel Edwards to declare a public health emergency. Meanwhile, […]

Water Risks That Strand Assets

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World Water Day Rises to International Prominence

Water Gets Attention As Conditions Change By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue  March 22, 2016 The 24th World Water Day, which occurs on Tuesday with events held all over the world, will be celebrated by the Obama administration with a “White House Water Summit” in Washington, D.C. The administration’s conference theme is innovation, technology, and collaboration […]

California Drought – Town Hall – What is the New Normal?

California Drought Responses Must Feed Water Strategy Long-Term The drought emergency could be a cauldron for new water management ideas and practices, according to a panel of experts. An increasingly acute social and ecological disaster, California’s drought emergency is an opportunity for officials, regulators, and managers to rethink a complex system of water rights, groundwater […]

Focusing on Sustainable Growth — China Releases Draft of 12th Five-Year Plan

Clearly wary about the consequences of its rapid economic development on the environment, China has set a path over the next five years to reduce consumption of the two most important resources that power its economy— coal and water. The country plans to rein in water use and introduces new energy intensity reduction targets in pursuit of more sustainable economic growth, according to the draft proposal of the 12th Five-Year Plan, the master economic blueprint that will chart China’s development through 2015.