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Peter Gleick: The Human Right to Water (and Sanitation)

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Peter Gleick applauds the UN General Assembly's declaration: "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights."

Peter Gleick: The California Water Bond — What Does Proposition 18 Really Say and Do?

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The costs and benefits of California's largest water bond in a half century have not been fully assessed by an independent organization.

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.

Peter Gleick: Water Lessons from Singapore

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"In a move with all sorts of political, economic, and environmental implications, the government of Singapore recently announced that it will not renew one of its two water agreements with its neighbor Malaysia."

Peter Gleick: Water and Misleading Advertising and Marketing--Where are the FDA and FTC?

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It should be hard to sell private water. After all, most of the people reading this blog have access, a few feet away, to unlimited, remarkably cheap, high-quality tap water from systems owned by the public.

Peter Gleick: More on Climate Deniers and Their Abuse of Science

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An analysis of the special interest rhetoric behind climate changes biggest naysayers.

Peter Gleick: Smart Water Meters, Dumb Meters, No Meters

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How is it possible that a place like California, with such a long and painful history of water problems, remains so far behind the curve of smart water management?

Q&A: Peter Gleick Weighs in on the Bottled Water Battle

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Why do people buy billions of gallons of expensive bottled water in the U.S., a country where most of the tap water is cheap and extremely high quality?

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?

Peter Gleick: Water and Energy - Obey the Law on Cooling Systems

The connections between energy and water are significant and complex. We use vast amounts of energy to collect, move, treat, use, and clean water. And we use vast amounts of water to produce energy, including for mining, drilling, and processing fossil and nuclear fuels, and especially for cooling power plants.

Peter Gleick: World Water Day 2010 — A trip through one of the worst slums in the world

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Like urban slums throughout the developing world, there is almost a complete lack of piped safe water and no formal sanitation. Raw sewage and garbage flow through the streets and drainage ditches.