Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water

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Borrego Valley, San Diego Runs Out Of Water


In San Diego County, Borrego Springs is a small desert town of 3,000 residents who are challenged with a water crisis that can’t sustain itself much longer. Having no feasible way to import water,...

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Fog Water Collection

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Fog Water Collection


A new invention called CloudFisher, is a project designed to collect condensed fog and transport it into potable water for rural areas in southwest Morocco. A CloudFisher set up is a series of tall...

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Water Scarcity Across The Globe On Grid

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Water Scarcity Across The Globe On Grid


Here’s an interesting grid created by researchers that dividing the globe into square millage  to determine the monthly water demand of each continent, and where water scarcity is most potent. According to Arjen Y....

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British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act

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British Columbia’s Water Sustainability Act


The provincial government of British Columbia intends to bring their Water Sustainability Act (WSA) into effect this year of 2016. The Act will provide new tools to help ensure that water stays healthy and secure for BC’S...

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“Water and Climate Change” Tri-national Conference

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“Water and Climate Change” Tri-national Conference


On November 16th and 17th, three European countries–France, Germany, and Poland–came together to discuss how research can contribute to solving water problems worldwide. These country’s best researchers met in Paris for the trinational conference...

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New Natural Resource Investment Center

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New Natural Resource Investment Center


The White House recognizes the challenges US is facing today with water conservation. There’s news from USA TODAY about a  meeting that focused on managing the country’s water supplies that are constantly at risk...

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Research Shows Earth’s Water Depleting

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Research Shows Earth’s Water Depleting


Here’s an interesting article by The Washington Post, about earth’s most precious resource, freshwater, and how recent studies have attempted to calculate how much water is used globally each year. Essentially researchers have found...

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Colorado Water Plan

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Colorado Water Plan


Colorado water planners have a plan to save water. The Denver Post shared the details on 11/18/2015: • A water-saving target of 130 billion gallons a year for cities and industry, left largely on...

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D.C. first utility to turn sewage water into electricity

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D.C. first utility to turn sewage water into electricity


“D.C. Water, which also treats sewage from much of the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, recently became the first utility in North America to use a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system to convert the sludge...

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The New Water Footprint Calculator

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The New Water Footprint Calculator


Are you interested in finding out how much water you really use per day? The average American uses 100 gallons per day…. but that’s just from the tap! Did you know that for every...

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Flooding California Farmland In Winter May Help

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Flooding California Farmland In Winter May Help


A study done by University of California, Davis, showed that flooding fields in the winter could help to replenish the earth’s aquifiers without harming crops or affecting drinking water. Read about how researchers say...

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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution

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Protecting Rivers and Streams from Coal Mine Pollution


According to The Washington Post  The Obama administration has anounced plans to strengthen the protection of rivers and streams in America from coal mine waste, pollution, and spoils. The proposed regulations would require that water...

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A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water

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A Community in California Unites to Conserve Water


“Now is the time for Water Conservation,” says the village manager from a spiritual community called Ananda, located in Northern Sierra Nevada foothils just outside of Nevada City. The Ananda community of 800 acres of land consists...

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NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water

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NASA’s Satellite Systems show we’re all running out of water


BIG news! The Washington Post article by Todd C. Frankel on June 16 says, “more than half of Earth’s 37 largest aquifers are being depleted, according to gravitational data from the GRACE satellite system.” What are...

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Reusing Gray Water

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Reusing Gray Water


What is gray water? According to the article posted by U.S. News, it’s typically the”…gently-used runoff from bathroom sinks, showers, bathtubs and washing machines.” Why reuse your gray water? Well if you’re a Californian...

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ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP

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ALL CALIFORNIANS NEED TO STEP UP


The Wall Street Journal posted an article on Apirl 19th, about cities in California that follow Gov. Brown’s notice to cut back on water will receive rewards for doing so early on. “All Californians...

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SAVING WATER

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SAVING WATER


Let’s get to it.  The time is past when we can be nonchalant about wasting water.  A little or a lot isn’t the bigger issue.  That we stop wasting any of it is.  When...

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GREAT LAKES LEVELS LOW

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GREAT LAKES LEVELS LOW


The water level in the Great Lakes is the lowest ever recorded. The normal 13-year cycle for the levels of the Great Lakes and aquifers and small lakes in Wisconsin is seriously out of...

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SAN FRANCISCO SOURCE PIPE ISSUE

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SAN FRANCISCO SOURCE PIPE ISSUE


San Francisco needs to repair a critical 19-mile stretch of pipe bringing water to the Bay Area from Hetch Hetchey.  The pipe is at risk of collapsing.  The pipes also carry the main supply...

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WATER SCARCITY

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WATER SCARCITY


1.8 billion people will live in regions suffering from water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population will live under water-stressed conditions by 2025.  This is from U.N. estimates.

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