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Caracas to begin four months of water rationing

Water use in Caracas will be rationed for at least four months due to drought, authorities said Tuesday, as Venezuela grapples with shortages of basic goods which have spurred massive anti-government protests.

Business to take responsibility for sustainable freshwater use

Growing freshwater scarcity owing to rising water demands and a changing climate is increasingly perceived as a major risk for the global economy. In a special issue of Nature Climate Change, devoted to this emerging global ...

Bailing out the world's fresh water bank

An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.

New biosensor will guard water supplies from toxic threats

Supported by a $953,958 grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new biosensor that can protect the nation's water ...

W.Va. spill exposes a new risk to water from coal

The chemical spill that contaminated water for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians is just the latest and most high-profile case of coal polluting the nation's waters.

Recycled drinking water must be considered, report says

Returning highly treated wastewater directly into our drinking water supply could have considerable economic and environmental benefits, a new report from the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) ...

Focus on reducing urban water leakage

No resource is more fundamental to life and human society than water. Yet, globally, 25 to 30 percent of drinking water is lost every year due to leakages in urban water distribution systems.

Climate change threatens Caribbean's water supply

Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean—the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region.

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