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Peter Gleick: When Beliefs Conflict with Facts

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Representative Jim Costa and the California Drought

Peter Gleick: The California Drought (2007-2009) - Myth Versus Reality

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It has been a wet year. Very wet. But remember the drought? California…

Peter Gleick: Peak Water

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Peak water is coming. In some places, peak water is here. We're never going to run out of water -- water is a renewable natural resource (mostly). But increasingly, around the world, in the U.S., and locally, we are running up against peak water limits. The concept is so important and relevant that The New York Times chose the term "peak water" as one of its 33

Peter Gleick: State Needs More Water Storage – Underfoot

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The massive rains over the past month are both a blessing and a curse for California.

Study: Overpumping Draws Down the World's Groundwater Reserves

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Groundwater depletion doubled between 1960 and 2000.

Overdraft and Saltwater Intrusion Strain the Floridan Aquifer

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Excessive withdrawals are forcing communities from South Carolina to Florida to look elsewhere for water.

Drought Aggravates Extreme Poverty in Syria

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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.

World Water Week 2010 Tackles Quality Issues

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Canadian teen duo wins the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their project on biodegredation.

World Bank Report Endorses Integrated Approach to Water Management

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Rising population growth and food demand coupled with climate change will test World Bank’s water resource strategy

Reservoir of Acidic Water Rises Beneath South Africa’s Largest City

Polluted groundwater has forced the South African government to scramble for solutions.

Peter Gleick: California's Next One Million Acre-Feet of Water

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This is a key time for California water: we are coming off of three years of serious drought and growing political conflict over water allocations.

Peter Gleick: 'And During the Wet Years They Lost All Memory of the Dry Years.'

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California has just suffered through three years of drought. Certainly not the first such drought and not the last.