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Wastewater Recycled for Drinking Water

Wastewater Recycled for Drinking: Low Water Reserves Prompt Australian Push

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On Australia’s western coast, the city of Perth is in critical danger of depleting the water reserves held by its dams. In response, the government is pumping treated wastewater into the Gnangara Mound Aquifer.
Texas Drought

Dried Up: Texas Industry and Residents Square Off Over Water as Drought Continues

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With nearly 65 percent of Texas experiencing exceptional drought, water is becoming increasingly precious—and scarce—in a state that has to divide the resource between the growing appetites of farmers, city residents, and energy corporations.

Infographic: Interactive Timeline Mapping China's Drought-ridden Provinces Since 2007

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem…
Colorado River Basin
France Drought Europe

Extreme Weather Hampers Grain Production — Droughts in France and Germany, Floods in Ohio

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Two of the world's most important crops, corn and wheat, are on track to meet global demand, despite water woes.

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.
Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

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In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet's driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

Prompted By Scarcity, Colorado River Basin States Examine Their Lifeline

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The worst drought in the 105-year historical record of the Colorado River has opened a new era of water scarcity that is prompting state and federal water managers to evaluate never before considered options for increasing water supply and reducing demand.

Drought Aggravates Extreme Poverty in Syria

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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.
Water & Energy Collision

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.