Q&A: Mark Giordano on the Sustainable Development Goal for Integrated Water Resources Management

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Mark Giordano is the director of the Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He researches natural resources management and has written extensively about water management in developing countries. He talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to implement integrated water resources management.

Q&A: Bill Christiansen on the Sustainable Development Goal for Water Efficiency

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Bill Christiansen, program manager for the Chicago-based Alliance for Water Efficiency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, talks with Circle of Blue about the subgoal to improve water efficiency.

Effective Responses to Global Water Crisis Are Largely Local

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With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.

Infographic: Lake Baikal Pollution Leads to Algae Blooms

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Nutrient pollution from outdated sewage-treatment plants degrades water quality in the world's deepest, oldest lake.

Biggest Lakes in the World Under Pressure From Human and Environmental Threats

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

Infographic: World Food Supplies Concentrated in Brazil, China, Europe, India, and United States

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.
A South American drought keeps global grain reserves tight, but it could mean good things for North American corn producers.

World Food Supplies Recover From Drought and Reach 15-Year High

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Water scarcity and extreme weather are two reasons that food prices will stay high, however.

World Stands By As Algae and Dead Zones Ruin Water

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Expensive research and cleanup efforts make little headway. Photo…

Central Europe: Flood Defenses and Responses Yield Mixed Results

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The second bout of massive flooding in little more than a decade…
Droughts Hit World’s Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

Droughts Hit World's Agricultural Regions: Without Water, U.S. Corn Crop Faces Setbacks

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Droughts have struck food-producing regions in the United States,…

Not So Wet: England Grapples With Worst Drought in 30 Years

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Dry times in southeastern England are seasoned with the favorite flavors of leaders in the arid American West: drought declarations, water restrictions, a desalination plant, and talk of piping "surplus" water to the south.

Q&A: Ben Braga on the 6th World Water Forum

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Ben Braga, the president of the International Committee for the 6th World Water Forum and the vice president of the World Water Council, talks with Circle of Blue about the Forum next week, the Rio+20 Summit in June, and the solutions to the world water crisis.