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Minimising water use, maintaining productivity

As the climate warms up, more and more farmers in Switzerland need to irrigate their crops. This is problematic because many rivers carry less water. If the increase in water use is limited, agricultural production will not ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Environment
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UN warns of drought crisis in Syria

The UN's food aid agency warned on Tuesday that Syria was facing a drought that could put millions of people's lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.

dateApr 08, 2014 in Environment
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Getting more from groundwater

By 2050, around 4 billion people will be living in countries with water shortages. Innovative techniques are urgently needed to squeeze every drop from the resources available, and a team of European scientists ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Environment
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Global warming spells doom for Asia's rivers

The livelihood of thousands of Tibetans living on China's highest plateau is under threat as global warming and environmental degradation dry up water sources for three mighty Asian rivers, experts say.

dateJun 10, 2010 in Environment
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Mixed water portfolio helps thirsty cities

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computer simulations for drought-prone areas reveal that when urban water planners combine three approaches of buying water -- permanent rights, options and leases -- the city avoids surplus water and high ...

dateJan 18, 2010 in Environment
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