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  • Water scarcity likely to intensify as populations grow: UN

    As populations grow, water scarcity & pollution are likely to intensify, particularly if unsustainable consumption and production continues unabated, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

  • India's sewage largely untreated: Report

    A recent study by an environment watchdog has revealed that 80 per cent of sewage in India is untreated, flowing directly into the nation's rivers and polluting the main sources of drinking water.

  • Full Planet, Empty Plates

    With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security.

  • River of tension divides China and India

    Asia business expert Geoff Hiscock tells Connect Asia how a 38,000-megawatt dam is causing tension between China and India.

  • Water: The $7 trillion lifeblood of business?

    Director of Corporate Freshwater Strategies for Conservation International Marielle Canter Weikel talks on value of water to business, takeaways from World Water Week in Stockholm, and what businesses would do with water in an ideal world.

  • The moon may be wetter than we thought

    Scientists say new analysis of magma trapped in lunar crystals collected during the Apollo 17 mission shows the Moon's interior may have 100 times more water than earlier measurements indicated. The measured quantities could be as high as the water contained in the Earth’s upper mantle.

  • The Peer Water Exchange: A platform for change

    In this audio interview, Rajesh Shah, who conceived Peer Water Exchange (PWX) in 2003 for the Blue Planet Run Foundation, shares this social entrepreneurship model that leverages technology, new media and peer interaction to solve the water crisis. Shah is the 2010 Tech Award winner in the Intel Environmental category.

  • Interview with Charles Fishman, Author of The Big Thirst

    Charles Fishman talks about what he perceives to be the biggest water challenges confronting the world.

  • The economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in India

    The World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) states that the economic impacts of inadequate sanitation in India amount to $53.8 billion a year, or over six per cent of the nation's 2006 GDP.

  • World Bank's Juan Costain talks about inadequate sanitation in India

    In an interview, Juan Costain, Team Leader for South Asia's Water and Sanitation Program, a multi-donor partnership administered by the World Bank, details some of the findings from the Bank's December 2010 report, The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Sanitation in India. Costain shares insights into how the Water and Sanitation Program hopes to use this information towards projects in India. (Image source:

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.