Unsustainable exploitation of water resources

Summary: Why ‘hydro-politics’ will shape the 21st Century (06.2017)

It’s been called the ‘next oil’. In the coming decades, the supply of water has the potential to influence geopolitics, diplomacy and even conflict.

Editor’s note: This is the best article we have come across explaining why the global supply of water is under extreme threat owing to over-exploitation and misuse of water resources.

Link: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170615-why-hydro-politics-will-shape-the-21st-century?ocid=ww.social.link.email

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Summary: Scientists warn Lake Victoria is dying (11.2017)

They blame overfishing and pollution for severely damaged fish stocks.

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-42128779/scientists-warn-lake-victoria-is-dying

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Summary: Death of the Nile (10.2017)

The world’s longest river is sick – and getting sicker

Link: http://bbc.in/2g9vWUE

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Summary: Asia’s glaciers to shrink by a third by 2100, threatening water supply of millions (09.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/sep/14/asia-glaciers-shrink-threatening-water-supply?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: Water management at the heart of COP22 climate change discussions (09.2017)

Link: http://www.euronews.com/2016/11/14/water-management-at-the-heart-of-cop22-climate-change-discussions

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Summary: Earth Institute, Columbia University: Study: Overuse of Water Threatens Global Food Supply (05.2017)

Link: http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/05/08/study-overuse-of-water-threatens-global-food-supply/

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Summary: National Geographic: Description of an aquifer

Link: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/aquifer/

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Summary: The engineers trying to solve the Himalayan water crisis (10.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-41389440/the-engineers-trying-to-solve-the-himalayan-water-crisis

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Summary: The women plumbers breaking taboos in Jordan (07.2017)

Link: http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/07/27/going-green-jordan-nemah-kawadjia.cnn

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Summary: Bangalore water woes: India’s Silicon Valley dries up (05.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-india-40083140/bangalore-water-woes-india-s-silicon-valley-dries-up

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Summary: Euronews Futuris: Dyed without waste – developing a process to save water in the textile industry (03.2017)

Link: http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/20/dyed-without-waste-developing-a-process-to-save-water-in-the-textile-industry

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Summary: Turning goats into water. One woman’s clever idea for how to pay for water pumps. (05.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/magazine-39927875/turning-goats-into-water-a-solution-for-the-desert

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Summary: Human activity is leading to the rapid draining of about one-third of the planet’s largest underground water reserves and it is unclear how much fluid remains in them, two new studies have found. (06.2015)

Link: https://www.dawn.com/news/1188818

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Summary: The countries that are overusing groundwater most significantly are Pakistan, US, India, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mexico (08.2012)

Link: https://tribune.com.pk/story/419904/pakistan-underground-water-supplies-over-exploited-expert/

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Summary: In The Midst Of Drought, California Farmers Used More Water For Almonds (09.2016)

Link: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mallorypickett/2016/09/28/satellite-images-reveal-impact-of-almond-boom/#27c263474cd1

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Summary: California farmers under attack for heavy water use (04.2016)

Link: https://www.jica.go.jp/philippine/english/office/topics/news/160429_02.html#.WWCNxN8KVwQ.mailto

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Summary: Japan pilots drinking water technology in low-income areas in Philippines  (04.2016)

Link: https://www.jica.go.jp/philippine/english/office/topics/news/160429_02.html#.WWCNxN8KVwQ.mailto

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Summary: Change Lives for the Better with Clean Water around the World  (09.2015)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkmVQXN9T78&feature=youtu.be

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Summary: Scientific American: California’s Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis (06.2015)

Link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/california-s-drought-is-part-of-a-much-bigger-water-crisis/

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Summary:  YaleEnvironment360: Overuse of Groundwater Threatens Global Supplies, Study Says (08.2012)

Link: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/overuse_of_groundwater_threatens_global_supplies_study_says

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Summary:  Groundwater Overuse Hitting All-Time Highs, Future Supplies Hitting Lows (09.2010)

Link: https://www.treehugger.com/clean-water/groundwater-overuse-hitting-all-time-highs-future-supplies-hitting-lows.html

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Summary: Metropolis (Perth, Australia) strives to meet its thirst (05.2007)

Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6620919.stm

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