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Sylvia Lee: Water as a Catalyst for Peace

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For World Water Day 2013, Skoll World Forum and Circle of Blue asked four of the world’s leading water experts to weigh in. Here is what Sylvia Lee, leader of the water program at Skoll Global Threats Fund, had to say about the potential for cooperation around water.

Report: UN Proposes a Common Definition for Water Security on World Water Day 2013

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Water security should have a common language, and it should be a priority for global sustainable development goals, according to a new report by UN-Water.

Director of National Intelligence: Water Still a U.S. National Security Concern

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The U.S. intelligence community reiterates that the basic necessities…

National Security Assessment: Water Scarcity Disrupting U.S. and Three Continents

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In a new report, the U.S. State Department finds a global confrontation between growing water demand and shrinking supplies, in addition to predictions for the next 30 years of water scarcity.

The Stream, February 8: U.S. Encourages Shale Gas in Bulgaria

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Bulgaria should pursue shale gas in order to achieve energy independence,…
Children in Nawa

Plumbing WikiLeaks: Water's Role in U.S. Foreign Aid

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Diplomatic cables show that the U.S. State Department aims to…
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South of the Border—Second Environmental Review of Tar Sands Pipeline Leaves Many Groups Unsatisfied

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Residents and lawmakers in Nebraska mull their options for protecting key groundwater sources.

EPA and State Department Square Off On Tar Sands Pipeline

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Water use and greenhouse gas emissions are major concerns with oil interests plays.

Secretary Clinton Announces Pakistan Water Program

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U.S. aid projects focus on city water systems, clean drinking water, dam construction and irrigation.

India and Pakistan Dispute Water Use for Hydropower, Agriculture

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

Water Projects Emphasized in $7.5 Billion-U.S. Aid Package to Pakistan

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Improved irrigation systems and water infrastructure projects are primary goals.

US and Canada Revisit Key Water Quality Pact

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The United States and Canada decided to update a key agreement that protects the Great Lakes from invasive species