Day Zero:

Vimeo | By: Jamie Hancock | GPE – May 12, 2018: Cape Town is currently suffering from a water crisis due to a number of different factors. The residents are having to cut their daily water usage down to a limit of 50 litres per day per person and on the most part are collectively achieving this. The management of…

Read more

Up To The Last Drop ~ The Secret Water War In Europe:

Al Jazeera | By: Yorgos Avgeropoulos | April 16, 2018: Is water a commodity or a human right? Cities across Europe are fighting water privatisation. In 2010, water was officially recognised as a universal human right by the United Nations. However, the European Union has yet to do the same. The management of water has long been in the hands…

Read more

Dr. Gerald H. Pollack ~ The Fourth Phase of Water:

GrahamHancockDotCom | By: Luke Hancock & Echan Deravy | GPE – April 02, 2018: Pollack Laboratory ~ uncovering nature’s deeply held secrets. Dr. Gerald Pollack maintains an active laboratory at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of WATER: A Multidisciplinary Research Journal; Executive Director of the Institute for Venture Science; co-founder of 4th-Phase Inc.; and…

Read more

Turning Cities Into Sponges ~ How Chinese Ancient Wisdom Is Taking On Climate Change:

The Guardian | By: Brigid Delaney | March 21, 2018: Landscape architect Kongjian Yu is making ‘friends with water’ to mitigate extreme weather events in modern metropolises. How does a city cope with extreme weather? These days, urban planning that doesn’t factor in some sort of catastrophic weather event is like trying to build something in a fictional utopia. For…

Read more

More Than 800m People Need To Travel 30 Mins For Safe Water, Report Finds:

The Guardian | By: Jonathan Watts | March 21, 2018: To mark World Water Day, NGO says accessing water is getting more difficult in world’s most environmentally stressed nations. Water inequality is increasing in the world’s most environmentally stressed nations, warn the authors of a report that shows more than 800 million people need to travel and queue for at…

Read more

Egypt’s Nile River Pressured By Population Growth, Rising Sea Level:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | March 21, 2018: Threats to the Nile and explosive population growth are pushing Egypt toward severe water scarcity. The Rundown: The Nile River is a bountiful source of water for Egypt, but threats to the waterway and explosive population growth are pushing the country toward severe water scarcity. Upstream of Egypt, Ethiopia…

Read more

ESA Testing Detection Of Floating Plastic Litter From Orbit:

European Space Agency | March 19, 2018: The millions of tonnes of plastic ending up in the oceans every year are a global challenge. ESA is responding by looking at the detection of marine plastic litter from space, potentially charting its highest concentrations and understanding the gigantic scale of the problem. We dump around 10 million tonnes of plastic in…

Read more

Why Your Water Bill Is Rising Much Faster Than Inflation:

The Wall Street Journal | By: David Harrison | March 15, 2018: Water bills are surging nationwide as utilities try to fix corroded pipes and overflowing sewer systems, leaving many households struggling to pay and in some cases risking shutoffs and home foreclosures.. Bills started rising significantly faster than inflation in the mid-2000s as communities stepped up their repairs of…

Read more

WHO Launches Health Review After Microplastics Found In 90% Of Bottled Water:

The Guardian | By: Graham Readfearn | March 16, 2018: Researchers find levels of plastic fibres in popular bottled water brands could be twice as high as those found in tap water. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water after a new analysis of some of the world’s most…

Read more

New Fees Proposed To Pay For California’s Contaminated Water Problem:

The Sacramento Bee | By: Billy Kobin | March 14, 2018: As part of his final budget proposal, Gov. Jerry Brown wants new fees on water to provide clean and affordable drinking water to the approximately 1 million Californians who are exposed to contaminated water in their homes and communities each year. The fund would pay for short- and long-term…

Read more

Microplastic Pollution In Oceans Is Far Worse Than Feared, Say Scientists:

The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | March 12, 2018: A study reveals highest microplastic pollution levels ever recorded in a river in Manchester, UK and shows that billions of particles flooded into the sea from rivers in the area in just one year. The number of tiny plastic pieces polluting the world’s oceans is vastly greater than thought, new…

Read more

A New Emphasis For Green Infrastructure:

Forester Network | By: Janice Kaspersen | March 13, 2018: A few weeks ago I mentioned a plan in Orange County, CA, to capture stormwater by using inflatable dams to slow the flow in a couple of local creeks. The slow-moving water will infiltrate and help replenish the groundwater—the source of much of the county’s drinking water supply—rather than rapidly…

Read more

Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | March 14, 2018: After depleting groundwater reserves, China’s capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country’s flood-prone South. The Rundown: Beijing’s 21 million residents are running out of water sources. Heavy reliance on groundwater is depleting aquifers and causing land subsidence. An ambitious South-to-North water diversion project likely won’t…

Read more

British River Has Worst Recorded Microplastic Pollution In The World, Study Finds:

The Telegraph | By: Sarah Knapton | March 12, 2018: A British river has the worst microplastic pollution in the world, researchers have found, with levels even greater than hugely built-up areas such as in South Korea and Hong Kong. Geographers at The University of Manchester are calling for tighter regulations to prevent plastic entering waterways after finding ‘extraordinarily’ high…

Read more

New Research In Precipitation Formation From Orographic Cloud Seeding:

PNAS | By: Various Authors | GPE – February 27, 2018: Throughout the western United States and other semiarid mountainous regions across the globe, water supplies are fed primarily through the melting of snowpack. Growing populations place higher demands on water, while warmer winters and earlier springs reduce its supply. Water managers are tantalized by the prospect of cloud seeding…

Read more

Jakarta, The World’s Fastest-Sinking City, Also Faces Rising Sea Levels And River Pollution:

Circle Of Blue | By: Kayla Ritter | February 23, 2018: Certain parts of the city have sunk 14 feet in recent decades, largely due to illegal well-digging. The Rundown Jakarta, Indonesia, is sinking faster than any city in the world–so fast, in fact, that certain coastal areas have descended 14 feet in recent years. One cause is Illegal well-digging,…

Read more

The Secret Of Israel’s Water Miracle And How It Can Help A Thirsty World:

Haaretz | By: Ruth Schuster | GPE – February 22, 2018: India for one is encouraging drip’s adoption through subsidies, says author Seth Siegel. Originally published July 04, 2017: Drip irrigation is a technology invented by a former Israeli government official, Simcha Blass. The rights were acquired by the Israeli company Netafim, which is marketing the irrigation solution – which…

Read more

How Israel Became A Leader In Water Use In The Middle East:

PBS News Hour | By: Martin Fletcher | GPE – February 22, 2018: Over the past few years in Israel, the country’s water shortage has become a surplus. Originally published on April 26, 2015: Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the…

Read more

Cape Town May Dry Up Because Of An Aversion To Israel:

The Wall Street Journal | By: Seth M. Siegel | February 21, 2018: The Palestinian Authority accepts the Jewish state’s help on water projects. South Africa refuses it. Cape Town, South Africa, has designated July 9 “Day Zero.” That’s when water taps throughout the city are expected to go dry, marking the culmination of a three-year drought. South African officials…

Read more

Cape Town Is Running Out Of Water. Is Los Angeles next?

Curbed – Los Angeles | By: Marissa Clifford | GPE – February 20, 2018: Water-scarce Los Angeles should be a global example of sustainability—but it’s not quite there yet. Originally published February 06, 2018: There’s an expression in Afrikaans, n boer maak a plan, which roughly translates to “a farmer makes a plan.” According to Carey Buchanan, a lapsed Afrikaner…

Read more