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World’s Shale Resources Face Water Stress

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 2, 2014)

Governments and businesses using hydraulic fracturing to develop shale gas could face intense water competition in the world’s largest reserves, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk is the first publicly available analysis of water ...

VIS and Trucost collaborate on new resource efficiency investment opportunity

by Trucost Plc  (Sep. 11, 2014)

VIS Essential Investments has launched an index to track the performance of financially successful and resource efficient companies using data supplied by environment analyst Trucost. The VIS Energy, Food and Water (EFW) Efficiency Index enables investors to identify companies best placed to generate long-term growth with lower impacts. VIS is a ...

Hydrologists and water resources professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Aug. 25, 2014)

Aurecon is a sponsor of the 17th SANCIAHS (South African National Committee for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) National Hydrology Symposium, which will be held in Cape Town on 1-3 September 2014. “The event is a premier gathering of hydrologists, academics, government agencies, and water resources professionals to ...

Fracking fuels conflict over water resources

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 15, 2014)

The vast quantities of water needed to release oil and gas by fracturing rock formations are not available in large areas with the richest deposits – posing major challenges to the future viability of fracking. According to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), 38% of the areas ...

China craves intelligent water solutions

by Grundfos Pumps Corporation  (Sep. 11, 2014)

An increased amount of waste water and lack of water are big challenges in China. To solve the problem, China must use the most intelligent water solutions in the market. Here, Grundfos can make a difference. During the Danish state visit to China this was showcased, as the Danish minister for the environment, Kirsten Brosbøll, together ...

World Water Week: Energy and water communities must cooperate to meet global challenges

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Sep. 1, 2014)

Global leaders gathered in Stockholm today for the 24th annual World Water Week, urging the energy and water communities to work together to face some of the main challenges of our time, providing clean drinking water and energy for a growing world population. The theme of 2014 World Water Week is “Energy and Water”. Water and energy ...

Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

by Associated Press  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake. Jalisco state inspectors said Tuesday that the fish, a ...

World Water Week 2014 - the ideas, inspiration and insights

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Sep. 12, 2014)

A week has passed since more than 3,600 delegates from over 140 countries across the globe assembled in Stockholm to scope out collaborative solutions to the world's most urgent energy and water challenges. If you missed any of the thought-provoking discussions that took place during the week, you can browse speaker presentations as well as ...

Drought lingers, yet some homes lack water meters

by Associated Press  (Sep. 6, 2014)

Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using. That's changing, but some say it's not fast enough. State law requires water meters by 2025, but the State Water Resources Control Board says dozens of water districts, many in ...

Water Resources Fact Sheet

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 30, 2014)

The Earth Policy Institute has published a most informative Fact Sheet on the World’s Water Crisis. As Food and Water Security in a Changing World was a major topic at GLOBE 2014, this Fact Sheet is reproduced here ...

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