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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab

People Power Just Trumped Corporate Power: Oregon County Rejects Nestle Water-Grab | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Voters in one Oregon county last week approved a ban on commercial bottled water production, stopping a years-long effort by Swiss transnational Nestle to sell over 100 million gallons of water a year from the Columbia River Gorge.
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Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists

Open science: sharing our clean water breakthrough data with all scientists | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Computing for Clean Water team is pleased to announce that the breakthrough paper we published online last month on the use of nanotechnology for more efficient water filtration will be available in the August print edition of Nature...
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Farms drink too much - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist

Farms drink too much - | GE Look Ahead | The Economist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How can we make agriculture more water-efficient?
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China's Water Revolution, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

China's Water Revolution, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
China needs more water urgently. Isabel Hilton examines the nation's options.
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Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle - Commons Transition

Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle - Commons Transition | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The declaration on the rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle, was originally presented at the World Social Forum in Tunis,.
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Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California

Activists shut down Nestlé plant In drought-stricken California | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As California suffers a record drought, local residents and activists took a stand to Nestlé to stop its guzzling of California's water for profit
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This is how we avoid climate catastrophe: The simple — yet radical — steps needed to solve California’s water crisis

This is how we avoid climate catastrophe: The simple — yet radical — steps needed to solve California’s water crisis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tackling California's drought requires rethinking "ancient ideas," an expert tells Salon
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Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions | We Are Change

Californians Outraged As Oil Producers & Frackers Excluded From Emergency Water Restrictions | We Are Change | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
California's oil and gas industry is estimated to use more than 2 million gallons of fresh water per day
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Jean Lievens: New Age of Water Wars

Jean Lievens: New Age of Water Wars | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Jean Lievens New Age Of Water Wars Portends ‘Bleak Future’ For The Middle East New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North...
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Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days

Alarm Bells Toll For Human Civilization As World's 12th Largest Mega-City To Run Out Of Water In Just 60 Days | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The city of Sao Paulo is home to 20 million Brazilians, making it the 12th largest mega-city on a planet dominated by shortsighted humans. Shockingly, it has only 60 days of water supply remaining. The city "has about two months of guaranteed water supply remaining as it taps into the second of three emergency reserves," reports Reuters. - See more at: http://upriser.com/posts/alarm-bells-toll-for-human-civilization-as-world-s-12th-largest-mega-city-to-run-out-of-water-in-just-60-days#sthash.NoZG7Ee1.dpuf

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Julie Nordskog Andrews's curator insight, May 20, 2015 11:19 AM

What do you do when one of the world's largest cities runs out of water?

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▶ The Water Charge Roar of Dublin - YouTube

On November 1st nearly 100 local protests happened all around the country of Ireland against the water charges. This video features highlights from the Dublin Lockdown which saw numerous groups and communities stand shoulder to shoulder in their refusal to pay the water charges by Irish Water. The atmosphere at the protest had some moments of real electricity and Irish people regaining their pride. 

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8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security - GreenBiz.com (blog)

8 ways Big Data helps improve global water and food security - GreenBiz.com (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Information about water use and availability helps us learn how to best use this resource. If we can collect the pieces, we can solve the puzzle.
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Humanity May Face Choice By 2040: Conventional Energy or Drinking Water

Humanity May Face Choice By 2040: Conventional Energy or Drinking Water | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

A set of studies based on three years of research concludes that by 2040, the need for drinking water and water for use in energy production will create dire shortages.


Conventional electricity generation is the largest source of water use in most countries. Water is used to cool power plants to keep them functional. Most power utilities don’t even record the amount of water they use.


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AleksBlumentals's curator insight, August 6, 2014 2:39 AM

The future is here just unevenly distributed. However, not taking action based on what is visible now, discovering patterns in Cases / across cases will make it impossible to react in time. In terms of water and power 2040 is as close as next week for ordinary work.

Stuart Shapiro's curator insight, August 6, 2014 9:20 AM

We face this choice NOW! 2040 will be too late.

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Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies

Drought turns Californians against water bottling companies | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Companies, like Nestle, that bottle water in California are actually using a tiny fraction of the total water used in the state.
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Water Commons, Water Citizenship And Water Security - CounterCurrents.org

Water Commons, Water Citizenship And Water Security - CounterCurrents.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Water Commons, Water Citizenship And Water Security CounterCurrents.org Participation as a strategic tool to consult stakeholders is certainly important but these cases illustrate that water citizenship and stewardship is less a participatory...
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Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution?

Jean Lievens: Rights to Water and Land — the Next Global Revolution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
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Rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle
The declaration on the rights to Water and Land, a Common Struggle, was originally presented at the World Social Forum in Tunis.
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California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News

California sets tough new targets to cut emissions - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The US state of California has stepped up its attempts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by setting tough new targets for 2030.
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Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it

Nestlé is bottling water from the heart of California’s drought — and the Forest Service is finally going to look into it | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Federal officials said they will investigate expired permits the company uses to tap water from a national forest
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Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst

Nestlé’s despicable water-crisis profiteering: How it’s making a killing — while California is dying of thirst | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
While California suffers through a historic 4-year drought, the corporate giant has made billions on bottled water
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India’s “Water Gandhi” harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into lush agricultural areas

India’s “Water Gandhi” harvests rainwater to transform dust bowls into lush agricultural areas | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Rajendra Singh has received the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize for the rainwater harvesting initiatives that he has implemented in drought-stricken areas of India.
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New Age Of Water Wars Portends 'Bleak Future' - Mintpress News (registration) (blog)

New Age Of Water Wars Portends 'Bleak Future' - Mintpress News (registration) (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
New research shows that water scarcity linked to climate change is now a global problem playing a direct role in aggravating major conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Mapping how 530 global cities use their water - Urbanful

Mapping how 530 global cities use their water - Urbanful | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A groundbreaking new study has revealed just how much water we're using and if this consumption will still be sustainable by 2050.
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▶ Irish Water: Protests Against Irish Water Charges - YouTube

http://fivepointfive.org more than one hundred thousand people marched in Dublin to protest against Irish Water and the Charges that are being imposed on the Irish people.
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Now the UN is intervening in Detroit's water conflict. Could thirsty cities riot?

Now the UN is intervening in Detroit's water conflict. Could thirsty cities riot? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Angry protests over water provision have shaken cities around the world, and may determine whether access to clean drinking water is a taxable municipal service – or a basic human right
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