The World Is on the Brink of Widespread Water Wars

By Dahr Jamail ~ Truthout ~  We Have Been Warned The most recent United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report warned of increasingly intense droughts and mass water shortages around large swaths of the globe. But even more conservative organizations have been sounding the alarm. “Water insecurity could multiply the risk of conflict,” warns one of the World Bank’s reports on the issue. “Food price spikes caused by droughts can inflame latent conflicts…

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Our freshwater emergency is worse than you think

By Laura Orlando ~ In These Times ~ Nation of Change ~  Blue states can take the lead on protecting water where it counts most: at the source. They can articulate an urgently needed national water vision. The seven Democratic governors who ousted Republican incumbents in November 2018 have another challenge ahead: Each of them faces a freshwater emergency. We use billions of gallons of fresh water each day for…

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World Water and Energy Day

Today is World Water and Energy Day! Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. In 2014, the UN System – working closely with its Member States and other relevant stakeholders – is collectively…

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