Importance of Water Sources in the Tibetan Plateau

Article courtesy of Eleanor Albert | Date July 29, 2016 | CFR Backgrounders | Shared as educational material. The Tibetan Plateau has long been a place of importance concerning water to the nations surrounding it. Because the Tibetan Plateau has the ice-filled Himalayas, it is a vital water source to growing nations such as China […]

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The Water Footprint of Humanity

The study illustrates the global dimension of water consumption and pollution by showing that several countries heavily rely on foreign water resources and that many countries have significant impacts on water consumption and pollution elsewhere.

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Groundwater is Mostly Non-Renewable, Study Finds

According to a new Canadian-led study, we could easily run out of water supply, since the wells we rely on cannot be renewed. It is a common belief that snow and rain do their job effectively to kindly provide us with fresh water, but it turns out that resources previously considered renewable aren’t all that renewable.

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Inside Pakistan’s ‘Water Mafia’

Pakistan is becoming bone dry, according to The Express Tribune, which says that by 2040 it could be South Asia’s most water-stressed country, a victim of “climate change coupled with rapid urbanization and population growth.” As the region suffers under a widespread drought, underground cartels have an illegal stranglehold on nature’s most precious resource.

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11 Tips for Conserving Water

Article courtesy of Brittany Wienke | Aug 29, 2015 | AlterNet |Shared as Educational Material Taking a long hot shower is something many of us take for granted, just like turning on the tap when we need to drink, bathe or cook. But for the 750 million people around the world who lack access to clean and safe […]

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New Water Chlorinator Could Save 1.5 Million Children

The Zimba batch chlorinator, one of the inventions recently recognized in the Innovation Countdown 2030 compiled by public health and innovation nonprofit PATH, could provide developing countries with clean water in a package smaller than a bedside nightstand.

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Synthetic Corals Could Clean World’s Oceans

A synthetic device in the shape of corals could be used to remove toxic heavy metals from the world’s oceans, a study suggests. The device, described in the latest issue of the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, is made of aluminium oxide nanoplates. The material has been previously tested as a possible pollutant removing agent but with limited results.

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Polluted Drinking Water: How Much Waste Goes Into Mingora’s Stream?

If a lone study is to be believed, the stream which cuts through Mingora, Swat is fed 75 tonnes of waste on a daily basis. While locals cannot corroborate, they firmly believe this is no longer a ‘fresh’ water source.

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Bhima Carrying Polluted Water into Karnataka

The discharge of untreated sewage and industrial waste into rivers has emerged as the major cause of pollution in 16 of the 40 rivers studied by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on interstate borders. The study found the water unfit for any use. The Bhima river, which has Mula, Mutha, Pavana and Indrayani as its tributaries, too was found polluted at two locations — Takli in Solapur and Jewargi in Gangapur in Karnataka.

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Tributaries Dying a Slow Death As Well

At present, the Ganga is choking with corpses and sewage, the Saraswati has long vanished from its course, and the Godavari’s course is slowly changing irrevocably, thanks to the concreting of its banks, and its tributaries are seemingly dying a slow death. And these rivers are the sites of one of the largest religious congregations in the world.

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Farmers to Lose Water Access as Tanzania’s Hydropower Runs Dry

Faced with drought that has cut hydropower production in the face of growing power demand, the Tanzanian government is planning to declare the water supplies of the Mtera and Kidatu hydropower facilities in the south of the country protected sites.

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Meeting Tonight on Water Contamination in Mizer Addition

The Tuscarawas County Health Department, along with the village of Newcomerstown, Oxford Township and Tuscarawas County officials, will meet with residents of the Mizer Addition east of Newcomerstown, where traces of tetrachloroethene, or PCE, were detected following a series of groundwater tests conducted since January.

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