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Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps supports water conservation

23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps is hard at work with his water conservation efforts with his Colgate partnership.

Drought puts Iraq at risk of jihadist resurgence: study

Baghdad - Iraq risks a jihadist resurgence if it fails to tackle a critical drought and other climate-related security issues, according to a study presented to the UN Security Council and made public Saturday.

Water pollution lays waste to Iraq's oil-rich south

Basra - Younes Selim clutches his stomach in pain at a hospital in southern Iraq, one of thousands to fall ill in a region flush with oil but desperately short of drinking water.

Chile restricts water permits in lithium-rich Atacama region

Santiago - The Salar de Atacama is the largest salt flat in Chile. The region is also home to the planet's purest deposits of lithium. However, over-exploitation of water used in producing lithium carbonate has forced Chile to restrict water permits.

Turkey moves historic bath house to avoid looming flooding of town

- Turkish authorities on Monday conducted a hugely sensitive operation to move a centuries-old bath house weighing 1,600 tonnes to new location to avoid being engulfed under floodwaters by a controversial dam project.

Trump blames California wildfires on state's environmental laws

Always the climate denier, President Trump appeared on Sunday to place blame for massive wildfires in California on the state's environmental laws, including its water and forest management policies.

Thais take on water to help clear exit for boys in cave

Mae Sai - His fields are submerged and his ducks nearly wiped out by water being frantically pumped from the cave that holds captive 12 boys and their football coach, but Thai farmer Lek is delighted to help the rescue bid.

Essential Science: Seed could bring clean water to millions

Shortage of clean water is a major health issue and cause of widespread disease in low income countries. To partly address this, researchers have developed ‘f-sand’ and it has a botanical component.

New initiative to bring clean water to needy children

The Mac and PC tech company OWC (Other World Computing) has teamed up with the charity Splash to bring water to children in need. Splash is a social justice organization committed to the poor.

Report warns 21 Indian cities will run out of water by 2020

A new study by the Indian's government's policy think-tank Niti Aayog this week published some alarming statistics, warning that India is facing its worst-ever water crisis, with some 600 million people facing acute water shortage

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

Tampa - A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

Toxic water fears in Pakistan region infamous for deformities

- Basharat Ali was 15 when his legs began to falter, a condition doctors have blamed on polluted water in a Pakistani region infamous for the deformities that afflict many of its people.

As water crisis bites, Venezuela governor outraged over empty pool

Caracas - The chronic water shortage in Venezuela which has left millions struggling to cope sparked fresh headlines this week after a state governor expressed outrage that his swimming pool was empty.

In southern Iraq, drought tightens its grip

- Abu Ali carefully crank-starts a generator to pump water from a well out into his parched field in southern Iraq. There used to be no need for a well in his village, but a creeping drought is now threatening agriculture and livelihoods in the area.

Hydrogels used for water purification

Texas City - Researchers have developed an effective and low-cost method to produce water of drinking water quality through the use of hydrogel technology. The process works in conjunction with sunlight.

WaterChain: An ICO to clean up the world’s water

The startup WaterChain is developing a blockchain solution for the water industry. The aim is to help clean up the water industry and reduce the number of deaths globally that occur due to unsanitary water.

China needs more water — Using cutting-edge defence technology

Beijing - China is testing cutting-edge defense technology to develop a powerful yet relatively low-cost weather modification system to bring substantially more rain to the Tibetan plateau, Asia’s biggest freshwater reserve.

Making drinking water safer with new graphene filter

Australian researchers have developed a new filter that can remove organic matter from water intended to be of drinking water quality. In trials, 99 percent of the impurities can be removed through the filter process.

Avocado town becomes symbol of Chile's water war

Petorca - Karina Torres has spent more than seven years without running water in her home in central Chile. Yet, across the road, water flows in abundance to irrigate thousands of hectares of avocados.

Indonesia women face daily swim for clean water

Makassar - Indonesian villager Mama Hasria swims upstream with about 200 empty jerry cans tied to her back, a daily trip she and other local women make to get clean water for their community on Sulawesi island.

Agriculture must make water use go further: experts

Bras - In a world where water risks running short for many, the especially thirsty agricultural industry must learn how to manage the vital resource better, experts said Tuesday.A day after the United Nations warned that 5.

World water forum opens after dire UN warning

Bras - The world must race to avert disastrous loss of water supplies, Brazil's President Michel Temer told a conference Monday, after the UN said some 5.7 billion people may run short of drinking water by 2050.

World needs 'greener' water policies as demand rises: UN

Paris - Governments should focus on "greener" policies to improve the supply and quality of water as climate change and a growing global population threaten the water security of billions, the United Nations said on Monday.

Water shortage? Not at Brazil forum on water shortages

Bras - There's no escaping water rationing in Brazil's drought-hit capital Brasilia -- unless you're attending an international conference on global water supply problems, local media reported.

Dead Sea's revival with Red Sea canal edges closer to reality

Apo - Israel and Jordan have long pursued a common goal to stop the Dead Sea from shrinking while slaking their shared thirst for drinking water with a pipeline from the Red Sea some 200 kilometres away.

World water problems on tap at Brazil conference

Bras - Brazil -- the country with the world's greatest fresh water reserves -- hosts an international conference next week on growing fears over the fragility of drinking water supplies in a heating planet.

India's Silicon Valley faces man-made water crisis

Bangalore - Every day more than 1,000 water tankers rumble past Nagraj's small plywood store in Bangalore, throwing up clouds of dust as they rush their valuable cargo to homes and offices in India's drought-stricken tech hub.

Development threatens Latin America's great Pantanal wetlands

C - You can only just hear the murmur of running water through Plinia Rodrigues' vegetable garden, but that tiny stream has a huge job: keeping alive Latin America's mammoth wetlands, known as the Pantanal.
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