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Middle East Conflicts Jeopardize Water for Millions

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Water is both a weapon and a casualty of violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.

Israel and Jordan Agree to Share Water, But Fall Short of Saving Dead Sea

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The $US 900 million deal on scaled-back scheme neglects Palestine. Photo…

Report: Groundwater Pumping a Major Cause of Declining Water Storage in the Middle East

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Satellite data shows the Tigris and Euphrates river basins are yet another example of how groundwater is being pumped at unsustainable rates across the world.

The Stream, January 8: Oil Sands Mining Increased Water Pollution in Canada

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Oil sand mining operations in Alberta, Canada have been shown…

Price of Corn and Soybeans Reached All-Time Highs in July, World Bank Says

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The price of five internationally-traded staple crops rose 10…

Irrigation Expert Daniel Hillel Wins World Food Prize

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For developing the principles behind more efficient irrigation systems — and for spreading those ideas around the world — Dr. Daniel Hillel, a soil scientist, has been awarded the 2012 World Food Prize.

Map: Interbasin Water Transfers in Iran

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The country already has major water transfer projects moving 2,110 million cubic meters (557 billion gallons). Just two weeks ago, Iran began construction on a new $US 1.5 billion project that will transfer more water from the Caspian Sea.

The Stream, April 19: Australia's Water Market

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New photos published on the Guardian reveal that early construction…

The Stream, April 5: What Is Causing the Water Crisis in Ghana and Nigeria?

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Policy & Accountability Pollution, political unrest and corruption…

The Stream, April 3: Mega Water Projects in Asia

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India's proposed mega project to link more than 30 rivers and…

The Stream, March 28: Diminishing Water Could Slow Clean Energy Development

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Diminishing supplies of water, metals and biomass could slow…

The Stream, March 23: Water Security Is National Security

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Water scarcity will likely create conflict in regions around…