February 11, 2014
by Steve Fleischli
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As Obama Heads to Drought-Stricken California, Many Solutions Await

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC
Some very important people – President Obama among them – will convene in California this week with a singular goal: to help Californians as we endure the drought. 
On Fr… Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
by Reduce
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Current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions put over 600 million people at risk of higher water scarcity

Our current pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are projected to set the global mean temperature increase at around 3.5°C above pre-industrial levels, will expose 668 million people worldwide to new or aggravated water scarcity. Continue reading

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September 6, 2013
by Elizabeth Shope
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World Water Week – Water Cooperation, Building Partnerships: Some Reflections

Elizabeth Shope, Advocate, Washington, D.C.
I spent the last week in Stockholm, Sweden at World Water Week, an international water conference held annually in Stockholm which brings together a wide ranging group of individuals from doze… Continue reading

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September 2, 2013
by Corinne Hanson
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NRDC Goes to Stockholm World Water Week 2013

Corinne Hanson, International and Nuclear Programs Assistant, Washington, D.C.

Hallå from Stockholm, Sweden! I’m currently here attending the 2013 World Water Week, and today was the first day of the week-long conference. &… Continue reading

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February 12, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Middle East river basin has lost dead sea-sized quantity of water: Researchers cite pumping from underground reservoirs

Already strained by water scarcity and political tensions, the arid Middle East along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is losing critical water reserves at a rapid pace, from Turkey upstream to Syria, Iran and Iraq below. Continue reading

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August 17, 2012
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy and Environment News: 8/12 – 8/17/2012

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
With 70 votes in favor, Chile’s Chamber of Deputies approved the creation a Commission for Hydro Resources, Desertification and Drought this week to oversee legislative … Continue reading

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May 4, 2012
by David Beckman
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Water Scarcity Takes Center Stage

David Beckman, Senior Attorney & Director, Water Program, Los Angeles
I spent part of this week at the Milken Institute’s 15th Annual Global Conference, billed by some as “Davos with Palm trees,” this year featuring a keynot… Continue reading

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January 23, 2012
by Kaid Benfield
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Reconciling cities with water scarcity

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
   
When you look at the official US drought monitor map, you immediately see that many American cities may be in the wrong places for long-term water sust… Continue reading

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October 14, 2011
by Amanda Maxwell
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Latin America Climate, Energy, & Environmental News 10/09 – 10/14/2011

Amanda Maxwell, Latin America Advocate, Washington, DC
Chile
Chile’s green house gas emissions have risen above neighboring countries and OECD member countries,  according to a recent report by the Jaime Guzmán Foundat… Continue reading

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April 26, 2011
by Anubhav Gupta
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India Climate Change and Energy News – April 11 to April 17, 2011

Anubhav Gupta, Program Assistant, Water, San Francisco Climate Change
India to Map Its Coastal Hazard Line with SDAP
“Indian Environment and Forests ministry has signed an agreement with The Survey of India to map, delineate and demarcate the ha… Continue reading

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