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Water Scarcity Impacting 40% Of The World’s Population

Via UBS, an investment brief on water scarcity: More than 98% of the Southwest is in drought this week, according to the monitor, which noted that reservoir storage levels were below-normal in all Western states except for Washington. In California, which is entirely in drought conditions, two of the state’s largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake […]

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World’s Top Five Risks Are All Water Related

Via SIWI, a report noting that the world’s top five risks are all water-related: Every year, the World Economic Forum asks some 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, business, academia and civil society across the globe to assess the risks facing the world over the decade to come. This year’s Global Risks Report, the 15th, stands […]

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More Than 75% of the World Could Face Drought by 2050, UN Warns

Via EcoWatch, an article on a very sobering UN report about global water scarcity: The climate crisis is making droughts more frequent and longer-lasting, a new UN report has announced.  The report, Drought in Numbers, 2022, was released Wednesday in honor of Drought Day at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)’s 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) taking place […]

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Water Scarcity Predicted To Worsen In >80% of Croplands Globally This Century

Via Seed Daily, an article on how water scarcity is predicted to worsen in more than 80% of croplands globally this century: Agricultural water scarcity is expected to increase in more than 80% of the world’s croplands by 2050, according to a new study in the AGU journal Earth’s Future. The new study examines current […]

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Water Crisis is the ‘Great Global Challenge’

Via Newsweek, an article on the global water crisis from one NGO’s perspective: Matt Damon gets how off-putting it is when privileged celebrities attach their names to a cause they don’t really care about. He appreciates how it “trigger(s) your gag reflex” when you hear about “the celebrity (who) goes to Africa and resolves to […]

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Desalination Quenching California’s Thirst: Pipe Dream?

Via The Economist, an article on how much desalination can help California diversify its water supply as the West dries up: Carlsbad State Beach is a Southern California idyll. Palm trees adorn the cliffs above the sand, and surfers paddle out for the waves. From the beach it is impossible to tell that a huge desalination […]

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