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Australia’s Water Market Sets Trading Record in 2008, Despite Restrictions

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The water trade in Australia is growing quickly, but some fear that state restrictions will hamper river restorations.

One in Five US Water Treatment Systems Contained Illegal Chemicals, Study Finds

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Senate hearing focuses on EPA's efforts to protect the nation's drinking water. The water for more than 49 million Americans has been contaminated with illegal concentrations of dangerous pollutants since 2004.

Peter Gleick: Prepare Now for Another Dry Year

The western United States is still in a drought. If you have any doubts, take a look at the latest map from the U.S. Drought Monitor. Maybe we'll be lucky and the rains will start soon and be healthy. But California water agencies and users must begin planning for another dry year.

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.

"Glacier Man" Does Nature’s Work to Mitigate Climate Change

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Chewang Norphel, a civil engineer known locally as the Glacier Man, has been building artificial glaciers to supply irrigation water for the villages of the Ladakh region for the last 15 years. Norphel constructs the glaciers by redirecting autumn and winter melt to shady valleys above the fields.

Peter Gleick: Water use in the United States has Leveled off: New Remarkable Numbers Released

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New numbers on total water use in the United States in 2005 have just been released by the U.S. Geological Survey, which does an assessment of water use every five years.

Budget Constraints, Anomalies Delay USGS Water Data Release

tap Budget and personnel issues have delayed the 2005 U.S. Geological Survey national water use data, leaving many in the water world anxiously awaiting its release.

Obama Policies Could Clean Up Water Act

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An insistent cadre of experts and activists have high hopes…

EPA Recognizes First Water Efficient House

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CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina -- As green builders proliferate…

Overcoming the sanitation stigma: An interview with author Rose George

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In an interview with Circle of Blue, freelance journalist and…

Rose George's World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

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What we should do about the dirty world of a dirty word by…

Aesthetic irrigation requires approval, Georgia decides

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Despite a significant drought in much of the American Southeast,…