Current laws penalize the owners of water rights, reducing incentives to conserve. Rob Harmon has an idea for how the market can keep streams flowing.
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A report from Tourism Concern shows a disproportionate use of water by tourists in the developing world. The difference between daily water use by locals and that by tourists can be as much as 3100 liters (about 820 gallons) per person.
Cities need water. And as they grow, so does their need for water. Unlike most other goods that can be manufactured or shipped in, you can’t make more water. Cities are facing the reality that they have to learn to efficiently use the water they have and prevent waste at all points of the process, […]
It seems insane to think that it would be illegal to have a rain barrel and practice rainwater collection, but that’s exactly what two new laws in Colorado have changed.Â Coloradans have broken the law to collect the water drops that fall from the sky because technically they do not own them.Â Durango resident Tom […]
The Coca Cola company has invested over $1 billion dollars building a market for its products in India, but the company’s welcome has been less than effervescent, considering the contentious issues raised by the company’s business practices.
As much as we take for granted that we can turn on the tap for an endless supply of water whenever we need it, the truth is that rapid industrialization, increasing agricultural use and pollution have contributed to worldwide water shortages.Â Everyday brings increasing concern about the scarcity of water and its impact on global […]