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Australian State Considers Selling Its Biggest Water Assets, Built During Drought Panic

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Queensland’s rush to build desalination and recycled water…

‘Transformational’ Water Reforms, Though Wrenching, Helped Australia Endure Historic Drought, Experts Say

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California, in the third year of its worst drought ever, faces challenges similar to those of Australia. A panel of water policy experts and Circle of Blue journalists questioned whether the nation’s most populous state has the resolve to enact similar reforms.

Report: Australia’s Groundwater Is Worth Billions

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A new study finds that Australia’s groundwater contributes more to GDP than some industries.

The Stream, April 16: Eating Away at the Banks of India

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In India, there is nothing to do but watch as crops, trees and…

The Stream, April 3: Deadly Floods in Buenos Aires

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South America Nearly 400 millimeters (16 inches) of rain pummeled…

The Stream, February 8: In Texas, Recycling Wastewater for Drinking

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Water Supply Wichita Falls, Texas is moving forward with plans…

The Stream, February 7: Damage from Mining Found on Great Barrier Reef

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Coal-exporting ports are expanding along the coast of Queensland,…

The Stream, February 5: Water-Energy Nexus in China

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When a Greenpeace China rapid response team ventured to a chemical…

The Stream, January 30: After Cyclone, Water Supplies Tight in Brisbane

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Storms spawned by Tropical Cyclone Oswald created "record turbidity…

The Stream, January 22: Water Cooperation Far Outweighs Conflict

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The latest issue of the UNESCO journal, A World of Science, is focused on the human face of water politics. Researchers have found that conflict is no more likely in arid nations than in humid nations, and that water conflicts, when they do arise, are not more or less frequent in a nation based on their wealth or political structure. The report is released in anticipation of the beginning of the 2013 UN International Year of Water Cooperation.

The Stream, January 15: U.S. Midwest Water Levels

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In the Midwest, low water levels are a growing economic concern…

The Stream, January 11: Global Food Price Index Falls

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U.S. Drought The Food Price Index for December 2012, released…