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World Bank looks to reduce water usage in energy consumption | The National

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

The World Bank has used Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to unveil an initiative aiming to tackle the water footprint of energy generation.

Thirsty Energy was formally launched on Wednesday at the joint closing ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit, which are part of Sustainability Week.

William Rex, lead water resources specialist at the bank, said the -

Israeli-Jordanian Peace Agreement May Include Sharing Water Resources

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

It appears Jordan and Palestine are interested in buying desalinated water from Israel.

That's according to a report in the Haaretz newspaper's business magazine TheMarker.

"Israel recently announced that its current desalination capacity exceeds its needs due to two consecutive years of heavy rainfall," the report said.

Drought-plagued Jordan wants to increase the amount of water it b -

Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

In his policy address last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear that "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, an ageing society, environmental protection and the upward mobility of our young people". Sound familiar? Yes, it is an elaboration of Deng Xiaoping's famous saying, "Development is an absolute principle".

Did Leung mean that -

Cooperative management of water resources: An economic perspective

Posted By britneyg in Planning and Management

Increasing global demands for food and freshwater are putting pressures on the world's water resources. With this increase in demand, water governance has become a salient global issue. In reaction to these issues the U.N. General Assembly declared 2013 as the U.N.'s “International Year of Water Cooperation,” with the objective of raising awareness for increased cooperation for access to water an -

How will Future Ways to Produce Energy Impact Water Supply?

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Today we review a paper that examines the type of sources needed to meet the 40% increase in global energy demand and what this implies in terms of a 37 to 66% increase in demand for fresh water. While the search for pollution-free cities in this blog has been on ways of reducing air pollution and usually concludes that non-polluting renewable energy sources are optimum, some of these sources (su -

Water In Crisis - Spotlight Africa: Rural and Urban Issues

Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

Africa faces huge challenges with multiple issues that adversely affect public health. One major challenge is the ability for both rural and urban Africans to access a clean water supply. According to the WHO (2006), only 59% of the world's population had access to adequate sanitation systems, and efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goal, which is aiming for 75% by the year 2015, will f -

South Africa Needs Water Management to Avert Losses, OECD - Bloomberg

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

South Africa should empower agencies to start managing water-catchment areas and curb losses for a life-sustaining resource that's in increasingly short supply, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said.

Leakage from the country's aging water-distribution infrastructure is worsening scarcity woes, the Paris-based organization said in its first environmental performance re -

Turkeys Policy on Water Issues / Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

Water is essential for human security and one of the engines of sustainable socio-economic development. It is an essential element for the eradication of poverty and hunger.

Water is a precious resource which is gradually getting scarcer. More than half of the world population will be living with water shortage within 50 years because of a worldwide water crisis, according to a report issued b -

A water war in Israel? Hardly. -

Posted By bteeter in Planning and Management

Uri Resnick, deputy consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, points out some facts that are often missed. The amount of water available to Palestinians on the West Bank has grown considerably since 1967. Per capita water usage by Israelis and Palestinians is converging. Israel is a pioneer in water reclamation, water efficiency, and desalination. -