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  • Huge freshwater reserves discovered under the sea

    Scientists have found an estimated half a million cubic kilometres of low-salinity water buried beneath the seabed on continental shelves, located off Australia, China, North America and South Africa.

  • New methodology to monetize 'blue risks' unveiled in Asia

    Veolia on November 25 unveiled an innovative metric -- the True Cost of Water –- in Asia that would help assess water-related risks and allow major companies around the world to make sustainable business decisions ensuring long-term profitability.

  • Glacier melt to reduce water supplies in the Himalayas

    Himalayan glaciers contribute only a small part of the water carried down by rivers from the world’s tallest mountain range. But this small part can be crucial in the months when it does not rain.

  • 'India, Mid-East to face greater water stress than other regions'

    An increased demand for fresh water will hit certain regions harder than others and water conservation technologies and practices will have an increasingly important and unavoidable role in water-use planning, research by US-based Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has said.

  • Gujarat farmers: Robbed of water

    In 1999, when thousands of displaced people were protesting the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam on the Narmada, farmers in Gujarat’s drought-prone areas were a happy lot. They dreamt of the green revolution the dam would usher and the prosperity it would unleash. Now, the canal gives them nightmares.

  • 668 mn more people risk water scarcity on global warming

    The ill-effects of global warming could further increase the number of people without access to water across the world, a new study has warned.

  • Stockholm Statement calls on the UN for SDG on water

    The United Nations has been urged to put special emphasis on water and set a dedicated goal on water when it considers the post-2015 global development agenda.

  • Greenpeace prods global inventors for green pump

    Greenpeace has thrown an interesting challenge before the world's designers, inventors, tinkerers and students and asked them to develop a sustainable solution for irrigation in rural India.

  • World Water Week: Leaders seek more global cooperation

    The World Water Week opened in the Swedish capital Stockholm with global leaders calling for strengthened cooperation over water.

  • Blue technologies to fight the water crisis

    Industry experts, water purifier companies and civil society groups talk about buyers expectations, market-centric strategies and future trends in household water purifiers for rural areas.

Nine of the 10 worst global risks are linked to water

Water is one of the world’s gravest risks, according to the Global Risks Report published earlier this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos. And the situation is actually worse than it might seem at first glance.