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Vancouver Promotes Tap Water During Olympic Games

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Metro Vancouver is promoting the use of municipal tap water instead of purchasing bottled water during the Olympic Games. Municipal officials seek to reduce the city’s bottled water consumption by 20 percent at the end of the year as a part of their Tap Water Campaign.

Peter Gleick: Water Fountain Victory -- the Cavs Cave

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OK, my crystal ball is often cloudy, but in my last post just two days ago, I predicted that the decision by the Cleveland Cavaliers to remove the drinking water fountains from the Quicken Loans Arena (the Q), ostensibly for health reasons, would ultimately be reversed.

Peter Gleick: Bottled Water Wars, and the War on Tap Water

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In a month or two, I have a new book coming out from Island Press called Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water. Look for it at your local... well, wherever you buy books now.

Epilogue from Steve Solomon's Water The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization

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The close of economic journalist Steven Solomon's book is a reflection on the new meaning of water given today's scarcity crisis. Solomon connects freshwater's past and present to paint a future, and potentially very unstable picture of human civilization. By redefining facets of this precious resource, however, he presents the foundation of finding global solutions.

US Company Targets Bhutan’s Mineral Water

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An American firm is negotiating for the exclusive rights to sell Bhutanese mineral water outside of South Asia.

Michigan Looks Forward and Sees a New, Blue Economy

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Business and government leaders in Southeast Michigan want to move beyond the green economy to a blue one, leveraging the state’s plentiful freshwater access for its economic advantage.

Taking Back the Tap, One City at A Time

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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Take Back the Tap CampaignGrand Rapids, Michigan is the latest U.S. city to promote the use of tap water over bottled water, joining New York, San Francisco and Portland.

Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

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With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

Australia's Adelaide: A Lesson for Urban Centers Facing the Global Water Crisis

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Australia’s fifth-largest city, Adelaide, could see its 1.3 million inhabitants relying more and more on bottled water over the next year, according to local politicians. Mounting consequences of climate change and sluggish national political action have led to high salinity levels and depletion of wildlife along the River Murray.

London on Tap: Reducing Bottled Water Consumption

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London authorities have paired up with Thames Water, Britain’s…

Two Reports Take Bottled Water to Task

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bottledwater Two new reports are calling for bottled water to be labeled with as much information as municipalities disclose about tap water.

Aussie Town Bans Bottled Water

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nsw_highlands In the remote picturesque Southern Highlands of Australia, a small town leads by water example.