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Preparing for a Water-Limited World

Global water expert and National Geographic Fellow Sandra Postel outlines the world’s water challenges in a new book published this week by the Post Carbon Institute (PCI). “Our water problem turns out to be much more worrisome than our energy situation,” writes Postel , who is also a fellow with PCI. The Challenges Water, unlike…

Six Steps For Avoiding a Global Water Crisis

Colin Chartres, director of the 25-year-old International Water Management Institute (IWMI), and co-author of the new book Out of Water: From Abundance to Scarcity and How to Solve the World’s Water Problems talks to National Geographic News about how the planet can steer clear of budding water and food crises. In your new book, you…

Dispatches From World Water Day in Nairobi: Water By the Numbers

If you’re looking for ways to invest your money in 2010, you’ll get a return on companies building wastewater treatment plants, according to United Nations (UN) experts speaking to journalists gathered today at UN offices in Nairobi, Kenya. Satinder Bindra, director of communications for the UN Environment Program (UNEP), said his financial advisor told him…