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UK Reliance on Imported Water Leaves Country Vulnerable, Study

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Many places the country currently imports products from may begin to see problems meeting domestic water demand in the coming decades, possibly causing a shortage of goods for the country, a study says.

Peter Gleick: Bottled and Sold -- What's Really in our Bottled Water

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One would think and expect that bottled water would be cleaner than our tap water. But is it?

British Company Creates Cheap, Small-Scale Desalination for Agriculture

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The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates' desert during a test-run.

Analysis: World Water Day Promises Much, but We’ve Been Here Before

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Global leaders lay out steps to improved water quality at World Water Day, but much of the implementation is beyond their control.

Zafar Adeel: A Conversation With the New Chair of UN-Water

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Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Zafar Adeel, the new chair of UN-Water.

Freshwater Delivery in the Wake of Natural Disasters

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A sample of water technologies invented to store, ship and provide one of the most critical resources for crisis recovery.

Taking the Pulse of Global Freshwater Issues

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Circle of Blue on what’s happening and what will happen in the water world in 2010.

Peter Gleick: Turf Wars

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Climate change is expected to bring less precipitation and more extreme droughts to certain parts of the world, causing electricity shortages in hydro-reliant countries.

A Reader's Insight: Tapping Into Young Americans to Stop the Water Crisis

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Over the past two decades, the global economy has witnessed extraordinary, previously unimaginable technological advances and scientific feats. Money and complicated business propositions change hands virtually. Meanwhile medical science defies death and disease on a daily basis, as the worldwide web enables instant communication across oceans. Despite these tremendous advancements in life and technology, the greatest issue we face is our depleting water supply.

New Plan Approved to Protect Chicagoland Water

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A three-year effort to develop a landmark water plan for the greater Chicago region was unanimously approved by political and environmental stakeholders Tuesday.

Reforms Could Lead to Huge Water Savings for California, Pacific Institute Says

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Replacing inefficient appliances in homes and upgrading wasteful agricultural equipment could save one million acre feet of water in California, according to a Pacific Institute report released Monday. These reforms could also save the parched state six to eight million acre feet by 2020.

Relief Organizations In Haiti Prioritize Water Distribution

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Aid groups send purification and desalination systems to prevent dehydration, disease in the devastated country. Relief organizations are rushing to provide clean water to the more than two million inhabitants of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.