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Peter Gleick: Who Is Stealing California's Water?

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Someone is stealing our water. Many someones. But who and how much? No one knows today, mostly because the agency responsible for keeping an eye on water rights and use--the State Water Resources Control Board--is blind, deaf, and dumb. Blind, because they don't look. Deaf, because they don't listen to or act on most requests to investigate water rights allocations and use. Dumb, because they don't talk about these issues. "Asleep at the switch," as a colleague describes it.

Peter Gleick: Water and Population part 2

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In a previous post here, I raised the population and water issue in a general way. My point was that ignoring the population component of our resource challenges was a mistake, certainly in the long term and in some places, in the short term. I think this is indisputable -- resource constraints are worse than they would otherwise be if populations are large and growing rapidly rather than small and growing slowly, or even shrinking.

Peter Gleick: Population and Water

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Population discussions raise lots of hackles. And they bring the crazies out of the woodwork like termites when the Orkin Man appears.

Infographic: Top 10 Deepest Freshwater Lakes in the World

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craterlake In which freshwater body can you scuba dive down more than 5,350 ft (1.63 km)? Which deep African lake was more freshwater fish species than an other lake in the world?

Infographic: 10 Things You Should Know About Water

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10thingsknow How much drinkable water is there in the world? How much water does an American, a European, an African use everyday?