Water Scarcity News

  • “Tariffs need to double” in the USA to tackle ageing infrastructure & water scarcity

    12 October 2017 - A new White Paper, published by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) and the Global Water Leaders Group (GWLG) calls for further water and wastewater tariff increases across the USA, amid rate hikes driven by concerns for ageing infrastructure and water scarcity. The White Paper, entitled The Global Value of Water and published ...

  • Measuring Water Stress

    However it’s measured, water insufficiency affects billions around the world “Water stress” is a term we hear more and more, but its definition is not yet the same across organizations and national borders. California Water Sustainability, a project of University of California Davis, explains that one widely used tool, the Water Stress Index, is defined by the United ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • The Culture of the Water

    Rationale and integral water management are key to fight water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation. Sustainable Development Goals are proposed by the United Nations, in order to contribute to those changes initiated by means of the Millennium Development Goals. Among the 17 proposed goals, setting specific targets to be reached by 2030, we ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Water scarcity, a global problem.

    Water availability has been taken for granted for a long period, but now its immediate implications on economy, politics, food production and even lifestyle are obvious. Water availability has been taken for granted for a long period, but now its immediate implications on economy, politics, food production and even lifestyle are obvious. Water scarcity is an environmental ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • Copasa shares jump as tariff methodology is unveiled

    Shares in Brazilian water concessionaire Copasa climbed to their highest level in nearly two years after Arsae – the regulator in its home state of Minas Gerais – revealed the methodology for the company’s forthcoming tariff review. The granting by Arsae of a 13.9% extraordinary tariff increase back in April was a much-needed shot in the arm for Copasa in the wake of the ...

  • The SDGs can change the paradigm on water in Africa

    Seizing water opportunities at Africa Water Week The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate agreement provides an unprecedented opportunity to tackle the major water issues facing Africa today and in the near future. To seize this opportunity, we need to find new synergies and coordinate our ...

  • Climate-Driven Water Scarcity Could Hurt Economic Growth

    Water scarcity, exacerbated by climate change, could cost some regions up to 6 percent of their GDP, spur migration, and spark conflict, according to a new World Bank report released today. High and Dry: Climate Change, Water and the Economy, says the combined effects of growing populations, rising incomes, and expanding cities will see demand for water rising exponentially, while supply becomes ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Increasing Water Scarcity and Need for Environmental Sustainability Drives Innovations in Water Production Technologies, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    The intensifying difficulties in obtaining clean water have stoked a plethora of innovations in water production technologies. As countries that until recently enjoyed abundant water supply are waking up to the reality of water scarcity, there has been an accelerated movement towards enhancing wastewater reuse and eventually, the development of advanced recycling technologies. The trend of water ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Wetlands International commits to reduce water scarcity by restoring wetlands during Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2015

    From Saturday 26 till Tuesday 29 September the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting is taking place in New York. On Monday, September 28 Jane Madgwick, CEO of Wetlands International, a CGI member, spoke about one of the central themes ‘Water Scarcity’. With 20 percent of the world’s GDP and 36 percent of the global population located in severely water stressed ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Join Ceres and Skytop Strategies for the Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value

    On December 14, 2015 Skytop Strategies will be hosting a “Symposium on Water & Long-Term Value”, a full-day program that explores best practices in successful corporate water policy, featuring sustainability advocacy group Ceres as a strategic partner. Hosted at Levi Strauss & Co.’s world headquarters in San Francisco, this symposium will bring together a ...


    By Ceres

  • Video: GWT Sustainable Water Solutions tackles Water Scarcity Challenges around the World

    GWT just released a new corporate video highlighting the water scarcity challenges we face across the world, and how GWT with local channel partners and clients are working together to provide innovative, sustainable solution to address these water challenges. WATCH THE ...

  • 2014 Water Shortage Preparedness Report Now Available

    AWWA has released a report on the results of its Water Shortage Preparedness Survey and it is now available for download. The final report reflects analysis of 485 water utility responses to questions about utility practices and policies for water shortage planning and implementation. In AWWA’s 2014 State of the ...

  • Indian political parties gloss over environment

    As India faces certain water scarcity and ecological decline, the country's main political parties campaigning for elections have all but ignored environmental issues seen as crucial to India's vast rural majority, policy analysts say. Environmentalists say the omission is alarming given the problems India faces. The World Bank estimates that environmental degradation costs India 5.7 percent of ...


    By Associated Press

  • Waiting for water: Myanmar villages left behind

    Every afternoon, the long lines start to form, hundreds of men, women and children waiting to dip their plastic buckets into the lotus-filled reservoir just outside Myanmar's biggest city, Yangon. It's their only source of clean drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around. "It wasn't always this way," says 72-year-old Tin Shwe, one of the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Global food trade can alleviate water scarcity

    International trade of food crops led to freshwater savings worth 2.4 billion US-Dollars in 2005 and had a major impact on local water stress. This is shown in a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. Trading food involves the trade of virtually embedded water used for production, and the amount of that water depends heavily on the climatic conditions in the production ...

  • Conservation cooperation a ‘matter of survival’ for Arabs

    The Arab region’s best chance of facing the challenges of food insecurity, water scarcity and natural disasters lies in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Conflict and migration worsening food security in the Near East

    The worsening of the food security situation in the Near East is not only caused by the structural constraints the region faces in producing enough food and an increasing dependence on food imports but by conflict, the flow of refugees and migration, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. Opening the two-day ministerial segment of FAO’s Regional Conference for the ...

  • Impact of water scarcity on food security a priority for Near East and North Africa meeting

    Water scarcity is one of the most urgent food security issues facing countries of the Near East and North Africa (NENA), with fresh water availability in the region expected to drop by 50 percent by the year 2050, said FAO, as ministers of agriculture and national officials prepared to tackle the issue at a meeting of the organization's highest regional governing body. Participants in the 32nd ...

  • Stockholm Water Front - A Forum For Global Water Issues

    Water scarcity will affect an increasing number of people in the coming decades. Global water demand is expected to increase by 55 per cent by 2050, due to growing demands from the manufacturing industry, electricity generation and households. Theses days our arsenal lacks some essential tools for handling water scarcity. We need to consider new tools as well as develop existing ones. In this ...

  • GLOBE 2014 Features Foremost Innovators in Business of the Environment Conference

    Taking place March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE 2014 series conference has released the names of some of its keynote speakers for the upcoming international environmental business summit. Amory Lovins, Co-Founder & Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute, a world-renowned consultant physicist, is a leading innovator in energy. With 31 books and hundreds of papers to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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