Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

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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.

Murray-Darling Basin Plan Angers Australian Farmers

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A government plan to reduce irrigation diversions has farmers up in arms.

Steady Rains Deliver Needed Drink to Australia's Murray-Darling

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Southeastern Australia springs back to life after 10 years of thirst.

Foreign Investors Becoming Players in Australia’s Water Market

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

Watering a Lawn Could Lead to Water Pollution, EPA

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Storm runoff can result in a variety of problems, and its causes are just as numerous, according to EPA.

New Zealand Environment Council Removed from Office Due to ‘Bad Water Management’

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Issues of water management caused the New Zealand Parliament to replace a 14-member elected environmental council with an appointed commission.

Drought in Australia Connected to Snowfall in Antarctica, Researchers Find

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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.

NASA Satellite Photos Capture a Decade of Land and Water Changes

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As part of its 10-year anniversary, NASA’s Earth Observatory has compiled a gallery of images showing annual changes in the Earth’s land, water and atmosphere in places such as Central Asia, Australia, Iraq and the Amazon.

Australia’s Water Market Sets Trading Record in 2008, Despite Restrictions

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The water trade in Australia is growing quickly, but some fear that state restrictions will hamper river restorations.

Peter Gleick: Water and Conflict - The New Water Conflict Chronology

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In an ongoing effort to understand the connections between water resources, water systems, and international security and conflict, the Pacific Institute initiated a project in the late 1980s to track and categorize events related to water and conflict.

Climate Change Is Water Change -- Water Experts React to Barcelona Negotiations

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Climate Change Is Water ChangeWater experts have convened in Barcelona to ensure water management strategies are integrated into global climate change negotiations – so far their efforts have fallen on deaf ears.