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Not So Wet: England Grapples With Worst Drought in 30 Years

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Dry times in southeastern England are seasoned with the favorite flavors of leaders in the arid American West: drought declarations, water restrictions, a desalination plant, and talk of piping "surplus" water to the south.

The Stream, February 6: U.S. to Require Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

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The U.S. government will require natural gas companies to disclose…

First Inland Desalination Plant Opens in the UK

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Located in East London’s Beckton, the Thames Water desalination plant is slated to be used during times of drought. But some local politicians argue that the facility is a waste of energy.

The War on Tap Water: An Exclusive Excerpt from Peter Gleick's Bottled and Sold

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"The growth of the bottled water industry is a story about 21st century controversies and contradictions: poverty versus glitterati; perception versus reality; private gain versus public loss of the last century."

UK Water Company Turns Fecal Waste into Energy, Saves Money

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Human waste is a cheap energy source for Thames Water, which is in a price dispute with the UK’s water regulator. Thames Water, the largest water provider in the United Kingdom, saved £15 million (US$25 million) last year by using human feces as a source of renewable energy.

Idea Central: Collaborative Solutions to SE Australia's Water Crisis

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Software to Engage the Wisdom of Crowds

London on Tap: Reducing Bottled Water Consumption

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

London mayor echoes Maathai: City needs to harvest rainwater, plant trees

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LONDON -- London, a city wrapped in the humidity of heatwaves…

Tips from Thames: Water company making surplus in time of resource deficit

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ENGLAND - Britian's largest water company, Thames Water, split…

London utility planning for water shortage

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LONDON - The UK's largest water supplier said demand from household…

Brits to Banish Bottled Water

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LONDON -- The British government will be taking it from the tap…

Diners urged to request tap water

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Diners in Great Britain are being urged to request tap, not bottled,…