South Africans should brace themselves for a severely water-stressed future, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report on the world’s ecological footprint warned this week.
The influential international report has been released every two years for the past decade.
In 1996 it warned that the world was heading for ecological disaster. The latest report paints an even bleaker picture of the future if ... read more >>
I received this email from a 12th grade government teacher: I thought of a project I want to do with my seniors where the students learn about the "Water Wars." I was hoping to simulate a school day where none of the water worked - drinking fountain, toilets, sinks, etc. ... read more >>
In the IWRM ToolBox, you will find a collection of good practices for managing water resources at all levels. The ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of case studies and references that can be used by anyone who is interested in implementing better approaches for the management of water or learning more about improving water management on a local, national, regional or global level ... read more >>
“Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (PPIC II)”
A Conversation with authors of the recent Public Policy Institute of California Report Appendices
November 12 and 13, 2008
650 Capitol Mall, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
The Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) has recently released an on-line edition of its report “Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joa ... read more >>
In uncertain economic and environmental times, big banks and financial groups are buying public water systems as safe investments.
Water is the new oil for global financial powerhouses and water is being commoditized and traded in global stock exchanges.
Today in addition to being able to buy water rights and purchase lakes on private land, an individual or a corporation can invest in wate ... read more >>
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently released a report urging California's water managers to develop climate adaptation strategies.
The report, Managing an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for California's Water, details how climate change is already affecting the state's water supplies and sets forth a number of recommendations to help avoid or reduce climate ... read more >>
Water use in Europe can be decreased by 40%, using relatively simple techniques. The current aim is to decrease water use by 20%. This means that Europe can aim higher. This is a statement of Peter Gammeltoft, one of the main speakers on the European Policy summit on water: 'Saving Europe's Water', held today in the bibliotheque Solvay in Brussels (Belgium). ... read more >>
Despite pressure for public control of water, the European Commission seems intent on privatization.
The first-ever pan-European civil society coalition against water privatisation was launched last week during the European Social Forum in the Swedish city Malmö. Including citizens groups from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Turkey and a dozen other countries across Europe, the European Networ ... read more >>