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Are we running out of water? 18Jun18 The Right To Water petition "Everyone has the right to clean and accessible water, adequate for the health and well-being of the individual and family, and no one shall be deprived of such access or quality of water due to individual economic circumstance" + Article 31: A Well-Spring of Human Rights "campaign to insert the right to clean water in the UN's declaration of human rights - but what else is missing?" 6Jul2009
30 Facts About The Coming Water Crisis That Will Change The Lives Of Every Person On The Planet "global need for water will exceed the global supply of water by 40 percent by the year 2030" blog 5Mar13 US "global provider of professional technical & management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water & government" US
Alberta WaterPortal "free & open source access.. sharing info & knowledge on ground & surface water conditions, water management innovations, best practices, news & research, & conservation programs" Can "In a 100-year period, a water molecule spends 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, about 2 weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere" "Read, Learn, & Know about Water" US
Alternatives to Water Privatisation "Reclaiming Public Water: Achievements, Struggles & Visions from Around the World" bk Transnational Institute, Netherlands + links * * * * *
Ancient water = ancient habitat? "Water gushing from a deep mine in Ontario has been isolated from the surface for more than a billion years" The 16May13
Australian Bureau of Meteorology Water Information + Environment Protection Act 1970 Victoria state
The big thirst: The great American water crisis "The US drought is now so acute that, in some southern communities, the water supply is cut off for 21 hours a day" 15Nov07
Blue Gold: World Water Wars dvd "Its not the money. Its the power." London Mar09 & * * * * * * * * * * "Water Conservation & Availability Tips, News, & Technology" blog
Blue Planet Network .org "collaborative online solution improves the impact of safe drinking water programs worldwide.. global community of 94 leading organizations & thousands of individuals.. to empower one million people in 27 countries with safe drinking water" CA
Blue Planet Project .net "water justice now.. public trust.. global commons.. precious & sustains all life.. Access to water is a fundamental human right.. international civil society movement begun by The Council of Canadians to protect the world's fresh water from the growing threats of trade & privatization" Maude Barlow, Friends of the Right to Water & UN
California People Drink Sewage Water For The First Time "Rather drink sewage water than LA tap water any day. Learn more at" 2Feb15 + California Whiplash "the politics of water is increasingly murky. Ironically, by driving weather to new extremes, climate change is doubling down on one of the most important political questions in California and increasingly across the water-stressed world: who gets the water?" 6Feb15 + L.A.'s "Resilience By Design" Report Lays Out Ambitious Earthquake Infrastructure Plan "report estimates that 1600 fires would start after its scenario earthquake. The aqueducts that carry water to Los Angeles cross the San Andreas fault in no less than 32 places. Getting them flowing again would take at least a year. Naturally the report recommends fortifying them all. And backup water sources, ranging from recycling and rainwater capture to refurbishing the San Fernando Valley's groundwater basin, have valuable parts to play" 11Dec14 + Groundwater woes wear on Merced County farmers "record drought has turned water into a commodity that some will pay any price for.. some landowners continue pumping groundwater and transferring it elsewhere. Some are selling it for profit at the expense of other farmers whose crops are shriveling and drying up" Merced Sun-Star 7Feb15 CA
Campaign Against Household Water Taxes "Over 1 million households, that's 2 to 3 million people, have defied the government's bullying & threats & broken their deadline by refusing to register. We have struck a huge blow against not just this tax, but the whole austerity agenda. Now lets step up the pressure to force the government to axe the tax" Apr12 Ireland
The Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management "the only independent, chartered professional body & registered charity with an integrated approach to environmental, social & cultural issues" UK + Water Rights Are Human Rights press release World Water Day 22Mar13 pdf & National Conference 11-14Apr13
China China to step up construction of water facilities "urgent effort to enhance grain safety and fight drought and floods.. water has exerted more evident impact on China's economic security, ecological security and national security as the economic and social development and improved livelihoods are facing water strains" 8Jul11 + Shanghai water supply hit by 100-tonne wave of garbage 23Dec16 & 'Parched' Chinese city plans to pump water from Russian lake via 1,000km pipeline Lake Baikal to Lanzhou 7Mar17
Circle of WaterNews "Reporting the Global Water Crisis" * * * * * * * * * * Blog "Global travels in freshwater climate adaptation" + links + Adaptation Learning Platforms ALPs "global online community created for climate change adaptation practitioners and those interested in learning more" + see Climate Change InfoHelp * * * * *
Confronting America's Water Challenge "integrating watershed policies with local land use decisions.. considering restricting new projects in areas without ample future water resources.. Hot growth in dry regions.. Contamination threats.. Failure to conserve. Water profligacy" etc Jon. D Miller Jun10
Coping with the curse of freshwater variability "Oxford scientists say that institutions, infrastructure & information are the key ingredients for coping with freshwater variability & enabling economic growth, in an article published in Science.. Building resilience to these risks requires a transformation in the way investments are made" Task Force on Water Security & Sustainable Growth ref 24Oct14
The Corporate Threat to Water & the Water Justice Movement's Fight to Protect it Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! 2Mar08 + "international water guru Maude Barlow" & new doco 'Flow: For Love of Water'
The Corporation film "explores the nature & spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film & part movement.. transforming audiences & dazzling critics with its insightful & compelling analysis. Taking its status as a legal 'person' to the logical conclusion.. puts the corporation on the psychiatrist's couch to ask 'What kind of person is it? ..includes interviews with 40 corporate insiders & critics" US 2003
Cost of water shortage: civil unrest, mass migration & economic collapse 17Aug06 & "International Water Management Institute, the world's leading body on fresh water management" IWMI Sri Lanka
Council of Canadians Water campaign re "no national strategy to address urgent water issues and no federal leadership to conserve and protect our water. The Federal Water Policy is over 20 years old and badly outdated. Our freshwater faces crises including contamination, shortages and pressure to export water to the United States through pipelines and diversions" + Blue Communities Project "joint initiative that furthers the work of local Water Watch coalitions across the country" & Watch Out! "celebrate Water Watch's 10th anniversary with a 'Blue Summit' in Ottawa November 27-29. Join community leaders and activists from across the country to: * Celebrate and learn from our successes defending water from corporate exploitation * Connect with other water justice activists * Build a stronger movement to keep water public * Plan for another decade of winning activism event.. Organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Council of Canadians" + Blue Covenant: "The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water" bk New Press & Who Owns Water? "The antidote to water commodification is its decommodification. Water must be declared and understood for all time to be the common property of all" Maude Barlow & Tony Clarke 2Sep02 + dvd 09 "follows the epic cascade of the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.. the story of the last huge supply (20%) of fresh water on Earth" 09 Primitive Entertainment Inc
Counterpoint: Water is the wrong right "The UN resolution devalues true human rights without helping those who need it most" & Point: Water is a fundamental right "Last week's UN resolution serves as the template for a more binding resolution" 5Aug10
Detroit Water "40% of Detroit's population is about to have their water shut off" + Detroit activists block trucks sent to shut off water "Protesters say direct action will continue until city stops turning off taps to delinquent customers" 10Jul14 * * * * * * * * * *
Drinking Our Rivers Dry? "Most of our water comes from rivers, & environmentalists fear we are pushing some of them & the wildlife they support to the edge. With many of Britain's rivers at the limit of what can sustainably be taken from them,. investigates whether the water industry & its regulators are doing enough to protect the nation's rivers" Panorama 25Sep11 "Water Treatment Solutions - Sustainable Water Treatment & Filtration Equipment
" Flo-Products are simply superior by design" IL US
Environmentalists Critical of Nobel Prize for R K Pachauri headed IPCC Global Alliance Against Pollution news New Delhi 13Oct07
Europe 'unaware' of its water footprint "Need for water pricing" etc 18Feb09 Water Watch "Keep an eye on bathing water quality" European Environment Agency
Everything About Water Water Portal India
Fertiliser limits could be costly "70% of England.. a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.. massive costs on the livestock industry" 27Aug07
First-Ever Global Map of Surface Permeability Informs Water Supply, Climate Modelling 24Jan11
FLOW For the Love Of Water dvd 08 "documentary investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis.. Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround" + + imdb "How did a handful of corporations steal our water? Water is the very essence of life, sustaining every being on the planet. 'Flow' confronts the disturbing reality that our crucial resource is dwindling and greed just may be the cause" + on facebook
For want of a drink "Finite, vital, much wanted, little understood, water looks unmanageable. But it needn't be" 20May10
Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations "helping to build a world without hunger" + Making every drop count "By 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world's population could be living under water stress conditions" 14Feb07 & Coping with water scarcity 22Mar07 etc
Food & Water Watch "Protect America's Water ..Budget Cuts ..Underfunding ..Clear Waters: Why America Needs a Clean Water Trust Fund" etc WashDC eg Public-Private Partnerships: Issues & Difficulties with Private Water Service
Forget Shorter Showers "Why personal change does not equal political change.. Upping the Stakes.. People (both human people and fish people) aren't dying because the world is running out of water. They're dying because the water is being stolen" Jul09
GE Analytical Instruments "TOC Analyzers, Oil on Water Monitoring, GE Water & Process Technologies"
Global Water Forum .org "The challenges of water governance in the 21st century" UNESCO + How cities can finally get smart about water "saving just 5-10% of agricultural irrigation in upstream watersheds could satisfy a city's entire water needs" 15May13 * * * * * * * * * *
Global Water Network "comprehensive resource to raise awareness about water issues & to raise funds to help build water & sanitation projects where they are needed most.. partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF) & the International Water Association (IWA) in support of World Water Monitoring Day"
Global Water News Watch Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology & Riparian Areas & privatization search * * * * *
Go Gratitude "Master Key that opens all doors of possibility" life thanks
Grand plan: from liquid gold to mud for schemer "a grand plan to market Sydney's drinking water to the world, involving offshore desalination plants on nuclear-powered ships, German bottling plants and transporting Alaskan water to Sydney. It would deliver companies controlled by the Sydney businessman Paul Makucha and also a senior NSW public servant, Ed Harvey, a share of an estimated $50 billion. And it was all to be done with the co-operation of the state-owned Sydney Water Corporation" 26Feb10
Greenhat Software "Simulation modelling software in the soil, plant, crop, agricultural & environmental sciences" incl WaterMod3 Aus [halt Aug06]
Growing Blue "Water. Economics. Life. Water Economy. The Economics of Water Conservation" Veolia Water "the world's leading water services company" US + links
Hall "Superior Design, Sales & Service of Pivots, Laterals & Pumps.. larger.. Lindsay's Zimmatic irrigational systems.. for more than 30 years.. supplying great quality systems & high performance parts.. continual advancements in technology bringing to farmers easier access & use" NSW SA VIC
Healing Water "Our primary focus is on Education, presenting a comprehensive understanding of water's creative power in nature, the terrible problems that confront it, and the solutions that can help return water to the quality it once had only sixty years ago.. 'Global Thirst' - Major Water Problems Challenging The World" US UK NZ + Divine Water "explore water consciousness and how we must embrace a new way of thinking if the Earth is to survive. Divine Water is a film about the mystery, science and politics of water. 'More energy is encapsulated in every drop of good spring water than an average-sized power station.' Viktor Schauberger (1885 - 1958)"
How to Green Your Water + links
HOW TO: Help Solve the Global Water Crisis with Social Media / Social Good & Write a Post for Clean Water [Blog Action Day 2010] * * * * * * * * * * "seeks both to inspire water-conservation action through creativity and design, and to raise awareness of the need to protect our water resources" NYC anti-frack + MY BODY OF WATER movie blog ANY BODY OF WATER youtube NYH2O USA
Hydropolitic Academy "committed to help peaceful & sustainable water management at the local, regional & international level" Ankara TU "Water Management & Water Leak Detection"
Innovative design cuts street runoff Seattle Post 20Nov02
International Glossary of Hydrology
International Polar Year "programme focused on the Arctic & the Antarctic from March 2007 to March 2009" + Census of Antarctic Marine Life CAML + ANDRILL Antarctic Drilling Project
International "people water life.. protecting rivers & defending the rights of communities that depend on them" Berkeley CA
IUCN Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' 29Sep10 * * * * * * * * * *
International Water Association IWA "leading water professionals in science, research, technology & practice.. all facets of the water cycle" London + links
Jubilee South "network of debt campaigns, social movements, people's organizations, communities, NGOs & political formations" - Campaign on People's Right to Water & Power Services
Life is Water Electric "Electrodynamic Life-Field & Body Electric.." ISIS Lecture 14/01/13
Livestock's long shadow Environmental issues & options report LEAD library - Ch4 "Livestock's role in water depletion & pollution"
Michigan Welfare Rights Organization Our Water, Our City "City of Detroit must make water affordable and stop shutting off the water of low-income people!" & facebook Petition Drive! 2009 & @Detroit Greens
Millions struggle with water shortages in China "Chinese authorities have been planning for 50 years for water shortages now being blamed on global warming. In some areas of the country, rainfall is 10 to 15 percent lower than normal, and that has left 100 million people struggling to cope" 20Oct09 village aid Water & Sanitation group News etc
National Centre for Groundwater Research & Training Cut water use to save bush 18Feb13 etc
Netafim Drip Irrigation "Where every drop counts" Tel Aviv + HydraCalc "Irrigation Planning Software" WinXX
The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World's Water Global Research 22May14 Market Oracle 21Dec12 * * * * *
No wheat, just worry, from dust bowl "Australia's drought takes its toll" NZ Herald 29Oct07
ONE DROP .org "Solidarity is the solution waiting to happen" Learn about THE WATER CRISIS etc Cirque du Soleil 2007 Montreal Can * * * * *
Our Santa Fe River .org "Education Advocacy Stewardship" Fort White FL
Our Water Counts .com "to start the conversation of change.. bring all the stakeholders together & openly discuss the issues & ideas" * * * * *
Pakistan: Starved for Energy, Pakistan Braces for a Water Crisis 12Feb15 "When the Politics of Water Produce Changes in Access ..unpacking water politics through the promulgation of water literacy.. awareness-building collective, a forum for public discourse, & an outreach organization specializing in politically, economically, & ecologically marginalized communities" blog board UCal US eg Water Wars: China's New 'Political Weapon'? 16Apr11 * * * * * * * * * *
The pending scramble for water "looking to access land overseas to grow crops" ANALYSIS Dominic Waughray Senior director head of environmental initiatives World Economic Forum Geneva 2Feb09 "Natural Water Purification" product eg
Polish NGO Safeguards Palestinian Water Rights "diplomatic event: the demolition of a Palestinian community's old water cistern, which had been restored with Polish government funding" 8Dec12
Project WET .org Worldwide Water Education "Educate. Empower. Act.. to reach children, parents, educators & communities of the world" MT US * * * * *
Puerto Rico Agricultural Water Management "info related to sound water management practices.. Caribbean Region. also aggresively promotes the development & application of renewable energy sources" Prof Eric Harmsen blog
Roadmap for Sustainable Water Resources "Peter Gleick Addresses Challenges & Strategies.. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a special feature focusing on climate change and water in southwestern North America" Pacific Institute "nonpartisan research institute that works to advance environmental protection, economic development, & social equity" 14Dec10 & State Needs More Water Storage - Underfoot + Peak Water
Save Our Water California campaign facebook page
Save Our Water .org Committee "Massachusetts Communities for Pure Water" anti-fluoride + Save Our Water Committee "preserve & protect Lake Eufaula" Oklahoma + SOG "New Hampshire Seacoast-area citizens action organization dedicated to protecting water in the public trust" + Concerned Citizens for Clean Water CCCW "Working to Keep America's Water Safe & Clean"
Save the Water Now "Science for Life ..water research & education ..chemical industry experience to address worldwide pollution issues through water science research & contamination removal" Non-Profit Corporation US
H2O 08 Sigma Xi's Year of Water "Science Policy Ethics" blog Scientific Research Society US
Sticky Water: a new insight into PNW water cycle H2ONCoast "Water, Climate & Community on Oregon's North Coast"
Stockholm International Water Institute & Saving Water: From Field to Fork - Curbing Losses & Wastage in the Food Chain "Staggering Food Waste Places Water & Land Resources in Distress, Says SIWI, FAO, & IWMI" 14May08 at the 16th Session of the UN Commission United Nations on Sustainable Development & World Water Week in Stockholm "Progress & Prospects on Water: For a Clean & Healthy World" 17-23Aug08 * * * * *
Stockholm Resilience Centre Planetary Boundaries "safe planetary operating space" Uni
Symposium for European Freshwater Sciences SEFS7 "Freshwater ecosystems- Challenges between conservation & management under global change" 27Jun-1Jul11 Girona It
Sustainable Water Resources "Protecting & sustaining our most valuable natural resource" blog
Thirsty Land "documentary film COMING SOON!" US
UK & Ireland More than 300 protest against Irish Water outside Labour conference in Kerry "peacefully demonstrated against water charges, as well as for the release of five of their fellow demonstrators who were jailed for contempt of court earlier this month" Irish News 2Mar15
United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/58/217 proclaimed 2005-2015 the International Decade for Action Water for Life + UN-Water World Water Day "celebrated each year on 22 March" 2007 'Coping with Water Scarcity' & International Year of Sanitation IYS2008 + Natural Sciences Water & Water for People, Water for Life "The 1st UN World Water Development Report" WWDR 03 from World Water Assessment Program + International Hydrological Programme (IHP) Bureau & Institute for Water Education UNESCO-IHE postgrad Paris + UN Warns of Rapid Decay of Environment NYT 26Oct07 + The Human Right to Water, at Last 24Sep10 "UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted a binding resolution" alternet + United Nation's Body Fails to Back "Land Grab" Code of Conduct "foreign land investments.. existing rights to land should be respected" 22Oct10 + UN report warns of threat to human progress from climate change "Human development report says inaction on climate change puts at risk decades of progress on education & health" 4Nov10
US Drought Headlines National Drought Mitigation Center NDMC 1995 University of Nebraska-Lincoln + Last year was Earth's hottest on record, U.S. scientists say Reuters 16Jan15 + US harvest threatened by water-intensive oil & gas boom "An estimated $1.2bn (£790m) in maize, soy and wheat crops may be at risk in US states where competition with industrial water users, especially fracking, is high" UK 12Feb15 + Study Sees Even Bigger Longer Droughts for Much of US West 12Feb15 + The Greatest Water Crisis In The History Of The United States "Lake Mead is now the lowest that it has ever been since the Hoover Dam was finished in the 1930s, mandatory water restrictions have already been implemented in the state of California, and there are already widespread reports of people stealing water in some of the worst hit areas. But this is just the beginning.. Analyzing tree rings that date back to 800 A.D.. there is no three-year period when California's rainfall has been as low and its temperatures as hot as they have been from 2012 to 2014" 18May15 + The California Drought Is Just the Beginning of Our National Water Emergency "For years, Americans dismissed dire water shortages as a problem of the Global South. Now the crisis is coming home" 15Jul15 * * * * * * * * * *
The Value of Water .org Coalition "made up of both public and private members of the water industry, who have come together at a time when our water infrastructure is at risk. We aim to educate the public on the importance of clean, safe, and reliable water to and from every home and community, and to help ensure quality water service for future generations" US * * * * *
Van Ltd "Monitoring your needs - Environmental Research Experts, Groundwater Monitoring Equipment, Sediment Sampling, Soil Augers" UK ES NZ
Victoria State Resources Online Statewide Dept of Primary Industries & Our Water Our Future w/Suez & Our Water Privatised For Our Future - John Brumby "Building a desalination next to Australias most popular natural wildlife attraction The Phillip island Penguin Parade and Wilson Promontory" mov youtube Victoria Aus 3Nov09 + Environment Protection Authority Victoria's water environments + + Grattan Institute "aspires to contribute to public policy in Australia as a liberal democracy in a globalised economy.. work is objective, evidence-driven & non-aligned. We foster informed public debate on the key issues for Australia through both public events & private forums engaging key decision makers & the broader community.. current programs focus on productivity growth, cities, school education, energy, & water" etc Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group
Waste = Food "An inspiring documentary on the Cradle to Cradle design concept" tegenlicht / Backlight program
Waste Water from Oil Fracking Injected into Clean Aquifers "California Dept. of Conservation Deputy Director admits that errors were made" 14Nov14 "The water & sanitation problem in the developing world is far too big for charity alone. We are driving the water sector for new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, & real partnerships to create lasting change. Our vision: the day when everyone in the world can take a safe drink of water. Co-founded by Matt Damon & Gary White.. nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, & Central America by providing access to safe water & sanitation.. traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners International in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of" water crisis facts etc + "community of athletes whose passion for sport is matched by a commitment to end the global water crisis" + for add Water Day to 22 March 2013 UN annual #waterday * * * * * * * * * * "water & sanitation for all - International site" + US Au UK Sw & +Sanitation & "implementing & influencing water & sanitation policy & practice around the world.. improve water management by strengthening civil society to influence decision-making" UK global & clean drinking WAter Sanitation Hygiene project * * * * *
Water ATMs come to Bengaluru city "dispensers use pre-paid smart cards, allowing people to fill containers up to 20 litres for Rs 5 only. Similar units have proved to be a big success in Bangalore Rural, which is perennially plagued by water shortage. This time, state agencies BBMP or BWSSB are not in the picture. Instead, the scheme is being piloted by local legislators cutting across party lines. To set up these plants, legislators are using their area development funds and roping in private investors.. connected to public borewells certified unfit for drinking by BBMP, with a decentralized treatment plant to purify water through reverse osmosis.. the project promises to be a success as it doesn't involve any government agency. This is the way forward. Concerned citizens and groups should next take up another civic issue, like garbage crisis, and show the government how it is done" 8Nov14
The Water Barons Center for Public Integrity bk Washington
Water Board Bible Alabama Rural Water Assn manuals etc US "We are water implement practical solutions to provide safe water, effective sanitation, & meaningful health education to those in need" CA US "Transforming Your Relationship To Water" supply consultant CEO Leslie Gabriel WaterMan H2O Ambassador US
Water crisis wikipedia & Water industry & Water resources & Water cycle subsuming Carbon cycle species-food/energy & List of environmental issues + The Water Crisis 22Mar10 + The Water "open & collaborative resource for the water crisis.. Founded 2014.. Micronews.. latest news & info" etc + Ground water depletion driving global conflicts - NASA scientist "being depleted at an alarming rate with dangerous security implications.. India is the worst off, followed by the Middle East, & the U.S. is probably number three... the Chinese, particularly on the north China plain, are more water limited than people believe.. In 90 percent of the world where there are violent conflicts, there are water scarcity issues.. research paper 'The global ground water crisis' published in the journal Nature Climate Change last month" Prof James Famiglietti 7Nov14 + Water Fights + World has not woken up to water crisis caused by climate change: IPCC head "predicts a rise in global temperature of between 0.3 and 4.8 degrees Celsius (0.5 to 8.6 Fahrenheit) by the late 21st century.. animal protein - the demand for which is growing - that's highly water intensive. At the same time, on the supply side, there are going to be several constraints" 3Feb15 + Water Crisis Brings Out Puerto Rico’s Creative Side 14Jul15 * * * * * "When Water & People Collide" blog
The Water Cycle "..75% of the Earth's surface. Geologic evidence suggests that large amounts of water have likely flowed on Earth for the past 3.8 billion years - most of its existence. Believed to have initially arrived on the surface through the emissions of ancient volcanoes, water is a vital substance that sets the Earth apart from the rest of the planets in our solar system. In particular, water appears to be a necessary ingredient for the development and nourishment of life.. Groundwater may constitute anywhere from approximately 22 to 30% of fresh water, with ice (including ice caps, glaciers, permanent snow, ground ice, and permafrost) accounting for most of the remaining 78 to 70%.. sea level around the globe has risen approximately 17 centimeters over the course of the twentieth century.." 5pp * * * * *
The Water Cycle NatureWorks educ New Hampshire Public Television & Squam Lakes Natural Science Center "Change the Status H2O ..organization dedicated to changing the world's perception of water.. one of the world's most precious resources and it's time to treat as such"
Water on Earth facts stats
Water fad swells cost 10,000 times "Bottled water is really expensive, in terms of environmental costs & economically" 12May07
Water for Care Foundation "Water Crises.. Health" etc Europe America Asean
The Water Geeks Laboratories "to help turn the global water crisis upside down through empowering consumers with compelling new choices that better fit both their active lifestyles & their ecological beliefs.. innovative new water consumption products designed for the world as it is today.. products.. uniquely designed to create both a healthier 'you' & a healthier 'planet'" Can
Water hikes not a plug for budget gaps: Smith "if the council raised usage charges, customers would turn off the taps and the budget would be left short again.. Over the next three years water bills are set to jump by $297 in the Central Coast, $134 in Sydney, the Illawarra and the Blue Mountains and $104 for those in the Hunter" 11Jul13
WATER Institute Watershed Advocacy Training Education & Research "to promote understanding of the importance of healthy watersheds to healthy communities. Building upon OAEC's many years of work to protect Coastal California's watersheds" Occidental Arts & Ecology Center 2004 CA
Water is the driving force of all nature - Leonardo Da Vinci "master's degree thesis.. regards water issues and the Israeli-Arab conflict.. Water is important. You can't live without it. In the next few years we'll have a decline of the quantity of available water. Does that mean we'll have conflicts only based on water?" Internationally Unrelated blog Tania Varga Portugal
Waterkeeper Alliance "Follow the water: Without water, there can be no life. Without clean water, there can be no healthy life" & Pure Farms, Pure Waters "campaign combines hard-nosed litigation with education & outreach on sustainable agriculture. We are working with farmers, environmentalists and political leaders to support real alternatives to factory-raised food" & etc Irvington NY & global * * * * * * * * * *
Water is Life "a Human Rights & Indigenous Rights issue.. Commodifying the Sacred" Indigenous Environmental Network Water Campaign
Water is Life: Mother Earth Water Walk 2011 North America
The Water Page "independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of sustainable water resources management & use.. [esp] development, utilisation & protection of water in Africa & other developing regions"
Water News "worldwide news about water & wastewater management Curated by Sylvain Rotillon" socmed links * * *
Water Online .com "leading source of technical information & thought leadership for the drinking water & wastewater treatment community" eg A Brief History Of Water Conflict "the politics of water resources have become complicated - but that is nothing new" 16Jan15
Water For People .org "everyone | forever.. eradicating water povery" Field Level Operations Watch FLOW, Re-imagine Reporting Platform RiR & World Water Corps etc Can & Xylem "Let's Solve Water" * * * * *
Water Planet movies Global Warning & "The 11th Hour"
Water Prices Rising Worldwide "just as the oil price shocks of the 1970s stimulated energy conservation, so too could pricing water to better reflect its real cost stimulate similar conservation efforts by industries, farmers, and households" Earth Policy Institute 7Mar07
The Water Project Inc "Bring Clean Water to Africa & India" NPO US
Water Resources of the United States US Geological Survey + Recent Climate Change Publications Addressing Water Availability Issues * * * * *
Water Replenishment District "manages groundwater for nearly four million residents in 43 cities of Southern Los Angeles County & is the official Groundwater Level Monitoring Entity for the Central Basin & West Coast Basin" US * * * * *
Water Rhapsody "re: thinking water ..Tanks, Rainwater Harvesting, Grey Water recycling. Green business opportunity" Ecopreneur blog + South Africa: Water Crisis 4Mar13
Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group
Water Should Be a Human Right "Over the last 20 years, with the help of the International Monetary Fund & World Trade Organization, water has become a $500 billion global industry dominated by just three companies.. 2.8 billion people won't have enough water to meet their basic needs by 2025" 30Jun09
Water storage depleting: Time for remedial measures Central Chronicle India 04Nov07 + Environmental changes: Time for corrective steps "heat conditions would increase resulting in less rainfall & irregular monsoon" '23Nov07' ex Silobreaker
Water Utility Climate Alliance WUCA coalition of 8 utilities 26Feb08 US calls on federal climate research to aid with impacts preparedness ClimateScienceWatch & Update mail sub + The Water Information Program "Providing water info to the communities of Southwest Colorado"
Water UK "Working on behalf of the Water Industry for a sustainable future"
Water, Wetland & Aquatic Ecosystem Research Brussel 98 Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Initiative TERI Environment & Climate Programme of the European Commission water matters "Coca Cola is making a very clear case for social consciousness.. what is good for the planet can also become something positive for the company's reputation & therefore for its business" etc eg Water privatization: an overview * * *
What is water worth? "Farmland is parched. Companies are worried. The global demand for water will soon outstrip supply. What's the solution? Simple, say some business leaders & economists: Make people pay more for the most precious commodity on earth" CNNMoney 1May14 * * * * *
wH2O "The Journal of Gender & Water" academics & blog, women & water/sanitation issues worldwide University of Pennsylvania
World Economic Forum Ranks Water Top Global Risk "Global politics are shifting toward countries that are more vulnerable to water crises" Nature Conservancy Talk 20Jan15
World for Water Dutch blog?
World Health Organization WHO The right to water "Millennium Summit.. agreed to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without access to safe drinking-water" bk 03 Water Sanitation & Health WSH
The World's Water: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources "info, data, & resources to individuals, organizations, & institutions working on solutions to a wide range of global freshwater problems" bk & Water Conflict Chronology "Water is one of our most critical resources, but around the world it is under threat. is dedicated to providing information and resources to help protect and preserve fresh water around the globe" Pacific Institute US
World Water Council 2000 "An International Multi-Stakeholder Platform for a Water Secure World" & 5th World Water Forum Istanbul 09 + "To halt the global water crisis, we need an international law on Right to Water. This would oblige governments the world over to turn their words into action" Water campaign "Global campaign for the Right to Water.. Access to Water is not a Privilege, it's a Right!" Green Cross International & USA / Optimist magazine + news + Water Framework Directive EU 00 & European Declaration for a New Water Culture, Madrid Feb05 New Water Culture Foundation "unsustainability spiral.. sacrificing the rights of future generations & increasing existing world injustices. The fight against poverty, the ecological efficiency & the conservation of our natural inheritance are the keys of that challenge of ethical responsibility we must face" & Aquanet ***
Creating Water Sensitive Australian Cities workshops "build the capacity & leadership skills necessary to fast track our transition"
World Water Day "celebrated each year on 22 March" see UN + World Water Week 2011 "From the American people" + Water as a Catalyst for Peace "Since water is a common property resource, no one owns the problem and no one owns the solution. To tackle one of the biggest challenges we face in the 21st century, we need to continue to find innovative ways to cooperate and work together to provide water security for all" Sylvia Lee Circle of Blue 22Mar13 & Israeli Water, Mideast Peace? Seth M. Siegelfeb 16Feb14 & Jordan River Shows Water Can Be a Path to Peace, Generate Will for Change Gidon Bromberg & Measurement Matters: Understanding Water Scarcity in an Increasingly Complex World Kathleen Mogelgaard "blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program" 21Mar14 + World Water Day: Getting More Crop Per Drop "Agriculture is a major user of both ground & surface water for irrigation - accounting for about 70 percent of water withdrawal worldwide" Food Think Huffington Post 20Mar14 + How Three Cities Are Solving Water Challenges Michael Berkowitz blog 20Mar14 Rockefeller Foundation "to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.. To build resilience, enabling people, communities & institutions to be prepared for, withstand, & emerge stronger from shocks & chronic stresses. To advance inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, especially for those facing the greatest barriers to advancing their well-being"
World Water Rescue Foundation "Water for all people ..nonprofit ..dedicated to protecting & preserving the world's water resources & ensuring the fundamental right of access to safe drinking water.. essential to every aspect of life. We cannot live without it.. no technology available that can manufacture it.. cannot be replaced or duplicated.. must be valued & safeguarded.. to restore, in an environmentally sound manner & in harmony with the needs of the world, the integrity of the element of water.. in significant danger" 00 US + Water in Religion etc links + The Holy Order of Water: Healing Earth's Waters & Ourselves bk "finally water can be understood only when seen as the mediator not just between life & death but between the physical world & the spiritual world as well" Wm E Marks + kids 'Agent H2O' fun * * * * *
"William E. Marks has been a longtime advocate for the protection of water and was made the first WWRF Hero by the World Water Rescue Foundation. As well as journeying by horseback across the United States for two years in the 1970s, he has visited Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Australia to study historical water management practices. He established water testing institutes and a publishing company, but sold all his business interests in the 1990s to focus on writing about water. He is the author of The Holy Order of Water (Bell Pond Books, ISBN: 0-88010-483-X), which describes the biological, historical, environmental and spiritual significance of water, and the editor of Water Voices from Around the World: A Profound Book About Water (ISBN: 978-0-9793046-0-6), in which 77 authors attest to the significance of water." 10May08
WorldWideWaterWeb "promotes the worldwide communication on water management, especially for small and medium-sized companies. Furthermore, it assists you to overcome the language barriers and to go global"
A World Without Water "The world is running out of water. All of us will face it soon, some of us are facing it now" London Channel 4 2006
Who Owns Water? google search ... & Save Our Water etc * * * * *
Why It's Clear There is a Worldwide Water Crisis "Senator John Kerry chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee" Environment/ 15Oct10
World's major rivers 'drying up' "researchers analysed water flows in more than 900 rivers over a 50-year period to 2004.. found that there was an overall decline in the amount of water flowing into the world's oceans. Much of the reduction has been caused by human activities such as the building of dams and the diversion of water for agriculture.. highlighted the contribution of climate change, saying that rising temperatures were altering rainfall patterns and increasing rates of evaporation.. decline in freshwater sources will continue with serious repercussions for a growing global population" 21Apr09
World Wildlife Fund 1961 "'WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature' (formerly World Wildlife Fund - except in North America where the old name was retained)" Living Planet Report + Water footprint interactive graph & WWF-UK Research centre: Freshwater "There is a water crisis today. But the crisis is not about having too little water to satisfy our needs. It is a crisis of managing water so badly that billions of people - & the environment - suffer badly.. As part of the newly-created HSBC Climate Partnership, WWF is to receive US$35 million to help protect four of the world's major rivers from the impacts of climate change" + Sustainable use of water etc * * * * *
Xeriscape "Landscape Water Conservation.. adequate supply of high quality water has become a critical issue for the future prosperity" Texas AgExtSvc + Xeriscape "A Guide to Developing a Water-wise Landscape" Uni Georgia Environmental Landscape Design Dept
Year of the flood: WMO confirms climate change has "accelerated" in the last ten years Watching the Deniers blog Jul12 * * * * *
Zimmatic pivot irrigators by Lindsay Corporation manufacturing "a leader, worldwide, in providing differentiated water management & road infrastructure products & services that improve productivity & efficiency for our customers & results in earning superior returns for our shareholders" Omaha US

Water link pages:
Canterbury local industry etc
Dairy dilemma
Nitrate danger
Project Waiora cleanup of rivers, estuaries & lagoons ~ Wakapai Kaa Awa
Water hub page
Water bibles historical context
Wider NZ outside of Canterbury
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