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Water - Making It Personal: Communicating A Sustainable Future

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In late November at the Summit on the Global Agenda convened in Abu Dhabi, the World Economic Forum published the new book, Sustainable Consumption: Stakeholder Perspectives. Included is this essay by J. Carl Ganter, Circle of Blue's managing director.

Toxic Water: Across Much of China, Huge Harvests Irrigated with Industrial and Agricultural Runoff

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The dirty truth about the world’s largest grain producer.
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China’s Water Reserves and World’s Warming Atmosphere Wait For Natural Gas Breakthrough

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China’s deep shale reserves are treacherous to tap and slow to develop.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.
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Water Needs Curtail China’s Coal Gasification For Fuel, Yet Conversion To Chemicals Pushes Ahead

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Though coal-to-liquids has been suspended due to water scarcity, the process uses 50 percent less water per unit of end product compared with coal-to-chemicals processes which have been given the go-ahead in hopes of slowing petroleum imports.
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Circle of Blue’s China Tour Finds Strong Reception for Water-Energy Choke Point Warning

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Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum present at 17 events in 4 cities over 16 days.
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China Responds to Explosive Growth, Pollution, and Water Scarcity in Latest Five-Year Plan

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Will momentum for runaway development be too powerful to restrain?
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Water Rights Transfers and High-Tech Power Plants Hold off Energy-Water Clash in Northern China

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Along the Yellow River, China acts on looming crisis with ambitious…

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

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Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

Choke Point: China - Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.
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In Era of Climate Change and Water Scarcity, Meeting National Energy Demand Confronts Major Impediments

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The pursuit of energy development development reveal gaps in policymaking.