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Water Crises Named the Biggest Business Risk in Egypt, Iran, Namibia, and Pakistan

Courtesy of Circle of Blue, a look at a recent World Economic Forum survey that looked at water scarcity risks worldwide: Not a rapid growth in energy prices. Not unemployment. Not rising public debt. Business leaders in some of the world’s most water-stressed countries say that water availability and pollution are the biggest risks to their operations. […]

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss In Global Landlocked Regions

Via, details of a recent report showing recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline: This illustration shows terrestrial water storage changes in global endorheic basins from GRACE satellite observations, April 2002 to March 2016. In the top image, terrestrial water storage trends — in millimeters of equivalent water …more Along […]

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Climate Shocks and Humanitarian Crises: Which Countries Are Most At Risk?

Courtesy of Foreign Affairs, a look at which countries are most at risk from climate shocks: Wildfires in the western United States and hurricanes on the East Coast captured media attention this summer and fall. But throughout 2018, weather events also had devastating humanitarian consequences in developing countries, from immense floods in the Indian state […]

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Competition For Shrinking Groundwater

Via Terra Daily, an article on the growing scarcity of groundwater: Groundwater, which has been used to irrigate crops, satiate livestock and quench thirst in general for thousands of years, continues to be a vital resource around the world. But according to research by Scott Jasechko and Debra Perrone, assistant professors at UC Santa Barbara, […]

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Where Will The ‘Water Wars’ Of The Future Be Fought?

Via the World Economic Forum, an article on where the ‘water wars’ of the future may be fought? A new paper paints a disturbing picture of a nearby future where people are fighting over access to water. These post-apocalyptic-sounding “water wars” could rise as a result of climate change and population growth and could become […]

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Beware The China Model: Asia Doesn’t Have Enough Water

Via Third Pole, a report on Asia’s water shortage: Asia does not have enough water to fuel its economy or provide food and power unless countries radically rethink their current export–led growth model, argues a new report from the Hong Kong based NGO China Water Risk. At the heart of this water crisis are Asia’s ten major rivers […]

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