The BBC has reported that twenty million residents of Mumbai, India’s largest city, are facing an acute water shortage, that is perhaps the worst since 1966 when the city’s municipal authorities had an evacuation plan in place for affected people.
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The Economist recently published an article on the growing problem of water shortages and, calls for a system of tradable usage rights to allocate water resources to more productive use. â€œGlobally there is no shortage of water; the central problem is that so much water is wasted, mainly through agriculture. But farmers reject scarcity pricing […]
Conclusion of GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily’s conversation with American independent filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“. Part 2 of a 2-part series (listen to Part 1).
The federal government has paid over $687 million in water subsidies to hundreds of California and Arizona farmers over the past two years, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Subsidy payments continue to flow even as municipal water restrictions in both states take effect to address drought conditions and low water levels. The two […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with American indy filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“.
Although the last week has seen a massive flurry of rain and snow in California, the stateâ€™s drought situation is worse than ever and now into its third year. Most of the water from the recent storms has quickly seeped into parched soil in the watersheds, and state reservoir levels remain critically low.
By now, we are used to hearing about our carbon footprint, but there’s another term that’s entering our environmental consciousness, and that’s our water footprint. Water footprint is the amount of water consumed either directly (from our household usage) or indirectly (consumed during the production of goods and services that we use.)
Water has always been a precious commodity, but the recent rise in frequent water shortages and droughts due to climate change emphasizes the importance of everyday water conservation. Despite the atmospheric consequences of global warming, rainstorms continue…so why let all that water go to waste? Cisterns have a long history, spanning several thousand years. The […]
In a video posted by the green communications group The Good Mix, San Francisco-based green architect Eric Corey Freed discusses the potential ramifications of water shortages in California and elsewhere, and the various options and building code issues related to specific water conservation techniques available to homeowners.
What comes to mind when you visualize the word water? Do you think of clean, pure, refreshing and . . . available? Unfortunately, in today’s world, these words are decreasingly associated with our water supply, especially as we learn more about where our water comes from and the processes by which it arrives in our possession.