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Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court : NPR

Thirsty States Take Water Battle To Supreme Court  : NPR | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Texas and Oklahoma are fighting over access to the Red River. Fast-growing Texas is eager to fuel its expansion in a time of drought, while the poorer state of Oklahoma is water-rich.
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Canada also has similar issues relating to interprovincial water sharing:


...State and local policymakers and water authorities throughout the country are closely watching the outcome of the case, says Stephen Draper, a water expert who helped write guidelines for interstate water sharing for the American Society of Civil Engineers. Here's why: The Red River Compact contains a lot of the same boilerplate language used in other state-to-state water sharing agreements.

"It all revolves around the question of whether water is a commodity in and of itself," Draper says.

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Election manifestos: Political parties gloss over potable water issue ...

Election manifestos: Political parties gloss over potable water issue ... | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Political forces remain focused on law and order, terrorism, education, heath, energy, women and minorities.
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What caused 2012's 'flash' drought? - USA TODAY

What caused 2012's 'flash' drought? - USA TODAY | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
The GuardianWhat caused 2012's 'flash' drought?USA TODAYThe cause of last year's devastating drought in the central U.S.
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Northern Cyprus Sees Hope in Water Pipeline - New York Times

Northern Cyprus Sees Hope in Water Pipeline - New York Times | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Northern Cyprus Sees Hope in Water Pipeline New York Times ISTANBUL — Even as the Cypriot government struggles to ward off financial disaster, the authorities in the northern part of the divided island are quietly pushing ahead with a project to...
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Low Great Lakes water levels plague shipping, recreation - USA TODAY

Low Great Lakes water levels plague shipping, recreation - USA TODAY | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Low Great Lakes water levels plague shipping, recreation USA TODAY While water levels are not expected to reach record lows, as they did in Lake Michigan and Huron in January, they are forecast to remain well below long-term...
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Xcel relaxes water rights to Colorado River to help during drought - Denver Post

Xcel relaxes water rights to Colorado River to help during drought - Denver Post | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
San Francisco ChronicleXcel relaxes water rights to Colorado River to help during droughtDenver PostDavis Nixon, left, and Jose Ponce, both age 12, look for fossils on the dry shores of Minnequa Lake in Pueblo.
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Farm water reductions - KERO-TV 23

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KERO-TV 23Farm water reductionsKERO-TV 23BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - State and federal agencies have announced water allocation reductions that could have devastating impacts on the local farming community.
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7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste - Huffington Post

7 Strategies for Reducing Water Waste - Huffington Post | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
HealthNewsDigest.com7 Strategies for Reducing Water WasteHuffington PostAlthough the earth has 1.4 billion cubic kilometers of water, only 0.001 percent of that is accessible for human consumption and use.
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Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend in Water Presence - Science Daily (press release)

Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend in Water Presence - Science Daily (press release) | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Curiosity Mars Rover Sees Trend in Water PresenceScience Daily (press release)At the rover's very dry study area on Mars, the detected hydrogen is mainly in water molecules bound into minerals.
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Water Meters: The Unsung Heroes in Water Development - Huffington Post

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Huffington PostWater Meters: The Unsung Heroes in Water DevelopmentHuffington PostI work for Water For People.
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California may start huge water project before knowing if it'll work - Los Angeles Times

California may start huge water project before knowing if it'll work - Los Angeles Times | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
CBS Local California may start huge water project before knowing if it'll work Los Angeles Times One thing stood out in the pile of documents released Thursday detailing state plans to replumb California's water hub: Construction could start on the...
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Drought Response Requires Getting Development Right - AllAfrica.com

Drought Response Requires Getting Development Right - AllAfrica.com | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Drought Response Requires Getting Development RightAllAfrica.comGENEVA, 14 March 2013 (IRIN) - It takes more than weathermen and agriculture experts to design an effective drought response policy.
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California bill would target fracking industry's water use - San Jose Mercury News

California bill would target fracking industry's water use San Jose Mercury News Authored by Assemblymember Mark Stone, D-Scotts Valley, the bill would require companies to disclose the source and amounts of water used in production, including...
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Drought blamed for demise of Mayans - NBCNews.com

Drought blamed for demise of Mayans - NBCNews.com | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Drought blamed for demise of MayansNBCNews.com...
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Drought forces more plants to treat low-quality water - Valley morning Star

Drought forces more plants to treat low-quality water - Valley morning Star | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
CBS Local Drought forces more plants to treat low-quality water Valley morning Star As the prolonged drought tightens its grip on the Rio Grande Valley, reservoir levels continue to drop and city water treatment plants will be processing poorer...
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Carlsbad farmers demand upstream water

Carlsbad farmers demand upstream water | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Farmers in the Carlsbad Irrigation District unanimously approved a priority call Tuesday in their effort to force more water their way.
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Herbert rejects Snake Valley water pact with Nevada - Salt Lake Tribune

Herbert rejects Snake Valley water pact with Nevada - Salt Lake Tribune | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
ksl.com Herbert rejects Snake Valley water pact with Nevada Salt Lake Tribune Gary Herbert on Wednesday announced he is rejecting a controversial deal that would have shared with Nevada rights to water in an aquifer beneath Snake Valley, sending...
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Brazil declares new measures against drought | The BRICS Post

Brazil declares new measures against drought | The BRICS Post | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced new measures this week to combat an unprecedented drought and its impact on farmers in the northeast of the country. The drought, which began more than a year ago, ...
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Canada Turns Its Back on International Drought Treaty - Environment News Service

Canada Turns Its Back on International Drought Treaty - Environment News Service | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Environment News Service Canada Turns Its Back on International Drought Treaty Environment News Service OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, April 2, 2013 (ENS) – The Government of Canada is quietly withdrawing from the UN Convention to Combat Desertification,...
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World Water Day - Independent Blogs

World Water Day - Independent Blogs | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
It is fair to say that in the western world we take water for granted. At home, one can turn on the tap, pour themselves a glass of tap water, and even leave it running without fear that the flow might stop.
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"...the fulfilment of seven billion peoples’ basic human needs of sustenance, the environment, socio-economic development and poverty reduction are all heavily dependent on water."

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Tapping 90% of Earth's Fresh Water Frozen in Glaciers and Icebergs ...

Tapping 90% of Earth's Fresh Water Frozen in Glaciers and Icebergs ... | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Due to the shortage of freshwater around the globe scientists and engineers are interested in exploiting fresh water in icebergs by towing them to where the ice can be melted and converted to drinking water.
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From ancient redwoods, a fresh water supply - OCRegister

From ancient redwoods, a fresh water supply - OCRegister | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
From ancient redwoods, a fresh water supplyOCRegisterTake the last remnants of an ancient redwood forest, add water; then, tens of thousands of years later, separate the two of them again.
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New Zealand Suffering Biggest Drought in 30 Years - ABC News

New Zealand Suffering Biggest Drought in 30 Years - ABC News | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
ABC NewsNew Zealand Suffering Biggest Drought in 30 YearsABC NewsDairy farmer John Rose has sent more than 100 of his cows to the slaughterhouse over recent weeks as a severe drought browned pastures in New Zealand's normally verdant North Island.
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Toxic water contamination at North Carolina military base dated back to 1948 ... - Fox News

Toxic water contamination at North Carolina military base dated back to 1948 ... - Fox News | Understanding Water | Scoop.it
Tampabay.comToxic water contamination at North Carolina military base dated back to 1948 ...
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