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An Aquifer Under the Sea?

December 9th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

Australian researchers have found evidence of aquifers under the sea. 120,000 cubic miles of fresh and low-salinity water might be


World Water Week 2013

September 2nd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

World Water Week is here and this year, the focus is on water cooperation and building partnerships. The UN declared


Peak Water

July 15th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

All over the world, usable fresh water supplies are shrinking. Less and less water is available for agriculture, in other words, the food we eat. However, agriculture is often the lowest priority when governments allocate water


The Lack of Water in Palestine

July 8th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

In Palestine, many homes lack water most of the time. Water sources in Palestine are under the control of Israel and, according to international agreements, water is to be shared between the two nations. However, many Palestinians say they don't get enough water to satisfy their minimum needs


Using Wind to Solve the World’s Water Crisis

July 2nd, 2013 | by Guest Contributor

The world is on a precipice of a global water crisis. Today, 1.1 billion people struggle to access safe water on a daily basis, and experts say by 2025, this number will increase to three billion. A small company in Massachusetts is using wind to solve the world's water crisis


Water in the Anthropocene

May 27th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The water cycle has been significantly affected by human activity, along with nearly every other part of the natural world


The Global Water Crisis

May 16th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

The global water crisis affects us all. Experts estimate that population will increase by another billion people in the world by 2025. The infographic below shows that the world's population has doubled in the last forty years, but fresh water use has quadrupled


World Water Day – the Q-Drum

March 22nd, 2013 | by Heather Carr

In honor of World Water Day, I thought I'd post a bit about a nifty invention - the Q-Drum. The Q-Drum is a container which rolls across the ground as it is dragged behind a person


Fewer People Using More Water

February 15th, 2013 | by Heather Carr

More than one billion people use less than five gallons of water each day. The average American uses about 152 gallons per day. That's quite a difference.



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