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The Stream, March 26: Tighter Rules for Coal Seam Gas in Australia?

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South Australia has become the third Australian state to agree…
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The Stream, March 23: Water Security Is National Security

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Water scarcity will likely create conflict in regions around…
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The Stream, March 20: Connecting the Dots Between Water Stress and Food Prices

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Hydropower and Water Security Two of the world's biggest energy…

Food Security: Race to Prevent Famine As Drought and Food Crisis Plague Africa's Sahel

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An estimated 10 million people are struggling with growing food shortages in Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, which have all declared emergencies and appealed for international assistance. Aid agencies and governments are now bracing to reach remote communities before the situation deteriorates into a famine.
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The Stream, February 14: China's Big Desalination Plans

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China plans to quadruple its desalination capacity by the end…
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The Stream, January 11: Investors Tell Companies To Look At Water Security

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Companies are not taking water security seriously when preparing…

Price Volatility: Food and Water Insecurities Require Deep Pockets

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Adding pressure to already strained budgets, the price of food is expected to remain high and quite volatile on the heels of this year's extreme floods and droughts. Though price increases are occurring globally, they are hitting hardest in the developing world.
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The Stream, November 16: Air Pollution Worsens Droughts and Floods

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Wind-generated electricity will cost the same as electricity…

Pacific Institute Report: Setbacks and Solutions of Water-Energy Clash in U.S. Intermountain West

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At the forefront of a national trend, this region is already suffering from intense conflicts that willy only worsen with climate change and population growth. However, the report also highlights several ways to dramatically reduce the water requirements for electricity generation.
Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Water and Food Security: Somalia Famine Grows, Drought Could Ease

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Meteorologists are hopeful for future rainfall, though they say the current disaster was preventable. The lack of rain, which is also affecting neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia, and political instability have tipped Somalia into a food crisis that could persist, even as drought conditions abate.
Libya aftermath - lack of clean water

Water as a Tool of War: Qaddafi Loyalists Turn Off Tap for Half of Libya

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Muammar Qaddafi’s great achievement of tapping desert aquifers and sending the water hundreds of kilometers to Tripoli, the capital, and other coastal cities is now the focal point for sabotage and siege. Aid agencies have begun humanitarian relief as rebel leaders try to gain control of water-producing regions.
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Stockholm World Water Week 2011: Megacities, Human Rights, Sanitation, Tech Tools, Energy, and Food

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2,600 global experts. 100 sessions. Seven days. One issue: water.