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The Stream, December 10: U.S. Intelligence Analysts: Water, Food, Energy Shortages Will Transform World by 2030

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Shortages in water, food, and energy comprise one of four "megatrends"…

Saudi Water Use ‘Growing Exponentially,’ Higher Prices Needed, Report Says

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Agriculture is draining non-renewable groundwater reserves in the water-scarce country.

Bulk Water Company Plans to Export to India, East Asia and the Caribbean

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‘Water has to come to the people,’ president of S2C Global tells Circle of Blue.

Saudi Arabia to Use Solar Energy for Desalination Plants

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New initiative will decrease the country’s reliance on oil for its electrical needs.

Peter Gleick: Giving Desalination Another Black Eye -- Poseidon's Financial Shell Game

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Last week, I wrote about the demand by the Poseidon Group to receive two major public subsidies to build a private desalination plant at Carlsbad near San Diego. After years of claiming that they needed no public support to build this plant, this claim has finally been proven false. The private profits they need will only be possible with public subsidies.

Peter Gleick: Doing Desalination Wrong: Poseidon on the Public Dole

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Many people believe that desalination of seawater is the ultimate solution to California (and the planet's) water problems. I've written about desalination in previous posts (see here and here), and have made it clear that I love the idea. In theory. And in select locations.