Water is a Key Issue in Iraqi Election, U.S. General Odierno Says

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Opinion polls show that basic services such as water and electricity are top issues for Iraqis in the March 7 parliamentary elections, the United States’ commanding general in Iraq said last week.

Water, Not al-Qaeda, is Yemen’s Main Domestic Concern, Experts Say

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Yemen made headlines last Christmas as the training ground for the man who attempted to blow up an airplane two months ago, but a more immediate concern for the people living in the country is a rapidly dwindling supply of freshwater.

Saudi Arabia to Use Solar Energy for Desalination Plants

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New initiative will decrease the country’s reliance on oil for its electrical needs.

Israel Increases Rates to Pay for Desalinated Water

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On January 1 Israel’s national water company Mekorot raised water rates by 25 percent in order to pay for the incorporation of desalinated water into the national water system.

New Bank Loans Revive Controversial Ilisu Dam Project in Turkey

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The Turkish government plans to move forward with the dam despite international opposition.

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.

Ellen Driscoll’s Plastic Lineage

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American artist Ellen Driscoll explores resource consumption and material lineage in her latest multi-part, multi-year project, FASTFORWARDFOSSIL.

Arab World Among the Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

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Though water is already scarce and food production will decline in the region, most Arab countries are doing little to prepare, reports say. Food production in the Arab world will be hurt by sea level rises and water scarcity exacerbated by climate change, concluded two reports released last week, according to Reuters.

The Middle East and Midwest Come Together in Water Tech Partnerships

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Great Lakes Wastewater Treatment TechnologyThe Mideast is proving to be a popular destination for Midwestern political officials to pitch water technology trade deals. . Both Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle and Michigan Lt. Gov. John Cherry have been touting the freshwater potential of their states to businessmen in Israel to promote economic growth in the burgeoning field of water technology.

Water Scarcity, Food Security Concerns Prompt Global Land Grab

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Area nearly the size of France purchased, leased for food production around the world. Africa, South America, parts of Europe targeted by cash-rich, food-poor nations

Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi Arabia

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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi ArabiaMadagascar's government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.