When just one drop of water falls every second from a leaking tap about 1.5 litres of water is wasted a day.
Everyone knows how precious water is; it is our lifeblood! But, if the present trend of life continues with people abusing the many natural resources, especially water Mother Nature has given us, we will soon witness a different type of war; people or nations will have wars with one ano ... read more >>
Burgeoning population growth, poor resource management and floods and droughts amplified by climate change hamper efforts by Asian countries to provide clean water and decent sanitation, the World Water Forum heard Friday.
Ministers from major Asian nations, in a side event at the seven-day arena in Istanbul, admitted they faced a major challenge in trying to meet surging demand for freshwater ... read more >>
The Environmental Defense Fund has just released its 2009 update on Texas groundwater, 'Down to the Last Drop', by Laura Brock Marbury and Mary E. Kelly. It's a spotlight on groundwater management in Texas. This tome should raise a few hackles in the Lone Star State. ... read more >>
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As Don Bransford prepares for his spring planting season, he is debating which is worth more: the rice he grows on his 700-acre farm north of Sacramento, or the water he uses to cultivate it.
After three years of drought in California, water is now a potential cash crop. Last fall, the state activated its Drought Water Bank program for the first time since 1994. Under the program, farmers can ... read more >>
The Africa Regional Paper, delivered at the 5th World Water Forum by the African Development Bank (AfDB) Vice President, Mandla S.V. Gantsho, aims to articulate what it will take to address the pressing water and sanitation issues throughout Africa and calls for an increased commitment by all sectors to take immediate action. Mr. Gantsho's paper is therefore a call for action.
Mr. Gantsho pres ... read more >>
A seven-day focus on the world's water crunch wound up Sunday with a pledge by more than 100 countries to strive for clean water and sanitation for billions in need and fight drought and flood
But some countries criticised the cornerstone outcome of the fifth World Water Forum as flawed while activists dismissed the event itself as a "trade show."
The declaration, coinciding with World W ... read more >>
Most water districts are just starting to plan for drastic shortages and the rationing that could likely follow, a water use strategist said Monday.
Suppliers should already be prepared for how to handle up to a 50 percent slash to the water supply -- not just from drought but also a major earthquake or other emergency -- and know where water use can be sacrificed, said Larry Farwell, a consul ... read more >>
The 17th World Water Day falls on Sunday, March 22. The 5th World Water Forum, the largest water-related event in the world, ended in Istanbul, Turkey on the same day with firm commitments of tackling global water challenges jointly in the contest of sustainable development.
The seven-day forum, organized every three years by the World Water Council (WWC) and the host country, has been attende ... read more >>