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Dutch Declare Shortage In ‘Land of Water’

Via Terra Daily, an article on The Netherlands’ water crisis: The Netherlands declared an official water shortage on Wednesday as the low-lying “land of water” was hit by Europe’s sweltering summer. The Dutch government said it was eyeing further measures to conserve water amid a drought, and authorities have already imposed limits on farming and […]

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The Colorado River Crisis

Via The New York Times, commentary on the crisis facing the Colorado River: It’s past time to get real about the Southwest’s hardest-working river. About 40 million people rely on the Colorado River as it flows from Wyoming to Mexico. But overuse and climate change have contributed to its reservoirs drying up at such a […]

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US Southwest: Water Wars Come To The Suburbs

Via the New Yorker, a look at how a community near Scottsdale, Arizona, is running out of water and, amid the finger-pointing, the real question is: how many developments will be next: The best gossip you’re likely to hear in Rio Verde Foothills, Arizona, is about water. Last month, when a few residents stopped by […]

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Mexican Drought In Nuevo Leon: A Matter of ‘National Security’

Via Reuters, an article on how Mexico has declared the drought in northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of ‘national security’: Mexico declared the water shortage in the northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of “national security” on Friday as the region, home to Mexico’s industrial capital, has been crippled by a worsening drought […]

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Drought Threatens Paraguay’s Economy

Via MercoPress, an article on how water levels in the Paraguay and Paraná Rivers are imperiling the country’s upcoming harvest, and causing problems for Paraguayan importers: Paraguayan exporters have decried over this weekend their latent concern about the Paraguay and Parana rivers’ low levels which might affect the grain season in January and February if no improvement […]

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Nile Dam Dispute Still Stalled Following US, GCC+3 Summit in Jeddah

Via Al Monitor, an article on how – although the leaders of Arab and Gulf countries, as well as the United States, expressed support for a diplomatic solution to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam – many don’t believe this statement will revive the negotiations or push Ethiopia to end its unilateral measures: The summit in […]

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