CAMILLA, Ga.—Water stress, a hallmark of the American West, is spreading east.
The shift is evident on Casey Cox’s family farm in Georgia’s agricultural heartland, where she turned on five giant rotating sprinklers to see her sweet corn through weeks of hot, dry weather last spring.
The Race to Dam the Himalayas
Hungry for energy and threatened by an acute shortage of fresh water, other Asian nations are competing to harness the power of the Himalayan rivers, on which more than half a billion people depend directly for sustenance.
“We could see Egypt increase its military ties with Eritrea, maybe start arming Ethiopian rebels, and eventually this proxy war boils over completely and we have conflict in the horn of Africa over water.”
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Racine seeks state OK to tap up to 7 million gallons from Lake Michigan a day for Foxconn in Mount Pleasant
Foxconn’s efforts to build a massive manufacturing plant in Mount Pleasant prompted municipal officials on Monday to seek state permission to tap as much as 7 million gallons a day from Lake Michigan, largely to meet the company’s anticipated needs.
Some of the World's Biggest Lakes Are Drying Up. Here's Why. (National Geographic)
Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures.
Tire tracks stretched across the flat lake bed to the horizon. We followed them in a Suzuki 4x4, looking for clues about what’s happened to Poopó, once Bolivia’s second largest lake, which has vanished into the thin air of the Andean highlands.
A new plan to speed up the way the US government does business related to federal waters may leave some cities footing a bigger bill for clean drinking water.
The White House on Monday released its new infrastructure plan, which calls for "protecting clean water with greater efficiency."
In the plan the Trump administration outlines proposals for how to reduce the number of federal agencies that need to sign off on permits for dumping "dredged or fill material" into the nation's waterways. Such sites include fisheries, wetlands, and tap-water supplies. If the plan gets the green light, it will undo the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to veto building permits that affect US waterways, and cut back on environmental reviews.
Texas needs a new approach to water management before it's too late (Dallas News)
Texas summer days are filled with the gasps and laughter of children as they cannonball into cold, refreshing spring-fed swimming holes like Jacob's Well, San Solomon Springs or Barton Springs.
The future of these Texas icons is in jeopardy as population growth and climate change stretch thin our precious water resources and complicate water management during our infamous weather extremes. The current water management paradigm in Texas does not adequately promote sustainable water management or, quite frankly, place a priority on sustaining the needs of our environment.
Cape Town is in the unenviable situation of being the first major city in the modern era to face the threat of running out of drinking water. However, the plight of the drought-hit South African city is just one extreme example of a problem that experts have long been warning about - water scarcity. Despite covering about 70% of the Earth's surface, water, especially drinking water, is not as plentiful as one might think. Only 3% of it is fresh.
After three years of unprecedented drought, the South African city of Cape Town has less than 90 days worth of water in its reservoirs, putting it on track to be the first major city in the world to run out of water. Unless residents drastically cut down on daily use, warns Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille, taps in the seaside metropolis of four million will soon run dry. On April 22, to be exact.