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Public Helps Restore Flows to Critically Depleted Rivers

Change the Course, a water restoration movement led by National Geographic Fellow Sandra Postel, has encouraged some 70,000 people to cut their water footprint and restored 2 billion gallons of water to the Colorado River Basin. The model will be presented at this year’s Stockholm Water Symposium during World Water Week.

Reflections on World Water Week 2013

Posted by Stephanie Castle  following World Water Week 2013.  This is the third in a series of three posts. The first, called Moving Towards True Collaboration, was posted by Kate Voss in Stockholm. The second, called Groundwater: The Elephant Underfoot, was posted by Sasha Richey following the meeting. World Water Week (WWW) 2013 brought together…

Groundwater: The Elephant Underfoot

Posted by Sasha Richey following World Water Week 2013. This is the second in a series of three posts. The first, called Moving Towards True Collaboration, was posted by Kate Voss in Stockholm. The Hidden Resource Groundwater is often called the “Hidden Resource.” Buried a few meters beneath Earth’s surface, or a few hundred depending…

Waste Food, Waste Water — A Message From World Water Week

World Water Week—an annual conference in Stockholm dedicated to discussing the management of global water resources—opened Monday with a message about cleaning your plate.

Food waste, according to experts at the conference, accounts for significant water waste.

A third to a half of all food grown globally either sits untouched on our plates or rots before it even gets there. A new report from the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) states that 40 percent of food purchased in the U.S. is thrown away. And a new documentary called Taste the Waste highlights the problem. Watch the trailer.

World Water Week Wrap Up: Hard Truths with a Twist of Optimism and a Shot of Innovation

The 20th annual World Water Week came to an end last Friday in Stockholm. Among the roughly 2,500 people there were leading water experts from the fields of engineering, biology, ecology, education, hydrology, politics, chemistry, and negotiation. Are they optimistic? 2010 Stockholm Water Prize winner Rita Colwell summed it up for National Geographic News by…

Water Experts Warn There is Not Enough H2O for Low-Carbon Energy

Water shortages could mean trouble in our race to find enough clean energy to fuel the planet. By Tasha Eichenseher in Stockholm, Sweden This post is part of a special news series on global water issues. Over the next 20 to 30 years, we will see population growth and development lead to even greater water…

World Water Week: Best in Design

World Water Week, held every year for the last 20 in design-centric Stockholm, Sweden, is not without eye candy, or for that matter innovation. By Tasha Eichenseher in Stockholm, Sweden This post is part of a special news series on global water issues. World Water Week is no Consumer Electronics Show. I don’t see100-foot screens…