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2012-02-15 23:06:03

More than 1 in 3 counties in the United States could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study in ACS's Journal of Environmental Science & Technology. The new report concluded that 7 in 10 of the more than 3,100 U.S. counties could face "some" risk of shortages of fresh water for drinking, farming and other uses. It includes maps that identify the counties at risk of shortages. In the analysis,...

2012-02-13 13:14:18

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterizes Las Vegas is sucking America dry, says one of the world´s leading water authorities. The issue of overexploitation of precious groundwater resources in an arid land faces Australia too, cautions Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of the book Unquenchable: America´s...

2012-01-16 11:00:07

Groundwater will be a major determinant of Australia´s future as the climate warms and our population swells, a leading water scientist cautioned today. “Groundwater makes up 97% of the fresh water on the planet. It currently supplies around 20% of humanity´s drinking water and 30% of our total water use,” says Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “However it will be far more important in...

2012-01-09 12:44:38

International water scientists today issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world´s groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution. Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production by 2030 unless urgent steps are taken to better manage the resource, they cautioned. “The world has experienced a boom in groundwater use, more than doubling the rate of extraction between 1960 and 2000...

2012-01-04 06:00:00

DENVER, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water Company (OTC QB: TURV) (http://www.2riverswater.com) announced today that it has filed two Colorado District Court, Water Division 2, Water Court applications in Pueblo, Colorado to irrigate farmland and for municipal, industrial, recreation, fire protection and other beneficial uses. The first application would allow Two Rivers to use water leased from Pueblo Board of Water Works to be stored in its reservoirs and used to...

2012-01-03 10:23:00

PERTH, Australia, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- WRG joint venture to supply in excess of 1,400,000 cubic metres per year of drinking water for 25 years on take or pay contract Joint venture will contract with WRG to manufacture, supply and install it's proprietary Advanced SeaWater Reverse Osmosis system Installation expected to be completed within 12 months Water Resources Group Ltd (ASX: WRG: US: OTC-WTRSY) is pleased to announce that the Municipality of Santa Catarina in the...

The UN Finds 25% Of World's Land Highly Degraded
2011-11-30 07:08:49

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a report about the state of the world´s agricultural land. In the report - the State of the World´s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) - they reported that in order to keep up with the world´s growing population, food production systems, land, and water resources have been put at risk. The report says that agriculture has made tremendous gains over the last 50 years. The world´s...

2011-11-07 08:43:00

DENVER, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water Company (OTC QB: TURV) (http://www.2riverswater.com), a company focused on acquiring and developing water rights and irrigated farming assets in the western United States, announced today that CEO John McKowen has been interviewed by the CDTV radio financial news service. The interview is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKjoMoyDTYg Using a green, holistic business model, Two Rivers expects to produce 3,000 acres of...

2011-10-24 06:00:00

DENVER, Oct. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water Company (OTC QB: TURV) (http://www.2riverswater.com) CEO John McKowen has pointed to news reports that U.S. water districts may turn to Mexico for water as evidence that western states need new, creative solutions for water acquisition. "In addition to water for growing municipalities, we must irrigate more western farmland to feed a hungry world," Two Rivers CEO John McKowen said. "We can combine the need for municipal water and...

2011-08-22 06:00:00

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global leaders convening today at the opening session of the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm called for increased investments in disaster-resilient infrastructure and smarter water management to avoid droughts, floods and pollution from further threatening the food, energy, and water security in a rapidly urbanising world. For press kit, background facts, photos and video, see: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/media...


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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