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Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

Islamabad - Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.

Thirsty rocks may contain the missing water of Mars

Paris - What happened to all the water that once sloshed in lakes and oceans on Mars? Much of it, researchers proposed Wednesday, may be locked up in stone.

Ancient Turkish town prepares to vanish under floodwaters

- At first glance all is as normal in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, which has seen the Romans, Byzantines, Turkic tribes and Ottomans leave their mark in over 10,000 years of human settlement.

World's deepest lake in peril, scientists warn

Moscow - Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the catching of a signature fish that has lived in the world's deepest lake for centuries but is now under threat.

Olympics: Tokyo 2020 water venue polluted

Toukyo - Tokyo Olympic organisers said Wednesday that prolonged summer rain had temporarily brought high levels of bacteria to a venue intended for triathlon and marathon swimming at the 2020 Games.

Cooling system works without electricity

Stanford University technologists have succeeded in cooling water without electricity. This is achieved by sending excess heat into space, using specialized optical surfaces.

Cheaper and faster test for E. coli in drinking water

Waterloo - Access to clean drinking water is a basic human right. In some parts of the world water is contaminated, especially from agricultural run-offs. To ensure water is free from one notorious pathogen, a low-cost rapid test method has been developed.

Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn

Paris - People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 microparticles of plastic from tap water every year, according to a study published Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries.

Smart graphene membrane desalinates water

Scientists have devised a simple, sturdy graphene-based hybrid desalination membrane. The device can provide clean water for agriculture and one-day human consumption.

Keeping cool in combat: in Iraq the iceman cometh

Abu Maria - Fighting in 50-degree desert heat is bad enough, but add choking exhaust fumes amid the confines of armoured vehicles, and no wonder the soldiers await their daily ice deliveries.

Health risk alarm over water rationing in Rome

Rome - Plans to ration water in drought-hit Rome could have serious consequences for public health, Italy's health minister warned Wednesday.

Vatican switches off fountains as Italy battles drought

Rome - The historic fountains in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican lay empty Tuesday after the tiny city state turned them off as Italy struggles with a prolonged draught.

Moon could be wetter than thought, say scientists

Paris - The Moon, long thought to be a dry, inhospitable orb, hosts surprisingly large sub-surface water reserves, which one day may quench the thirst of lunar explorers from Earth, scientists said Monday.

Trump envoy mediates water deal between Israel, Palestinians

Jerusalem - US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy said Thursday Israel would supply the Palestinians with millions of cubic metres of water annually, as Washington seeks to build confidence for fresh negotiations.

The realities of scarce water resources around the globe

Water is the one resource that all life on Earth needs to survive - That's a fact. However, water has taken on a greater role, and not just in the political and economic scheme of things, but in how it is intertwined into the very fabric of our lives.

Turning air into water and CO2 into fuel — Two global challenges

The World Economic Forum's annual list of emerging technologies were selected for their potential to solve the many critical global challenges we are facing today, including techniques that convert air into water and CO2 into fuel.

Flint water scandal prompts manslaughter charge for health chief

Chicago - The chief of Michigan state's health department and four others were charged with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over the Flint water contamination scandal, the most serious criminal offenses leveled so far.

As summer heat looms, post-IS Mosul faces water crisis

- In the battle against jihadists in northern Iraq, the village of Sayramun was recaptured in February but remains as isolated as ever and crucially still has no drinking water.

In Mexico City, water a rare commodity

Mexico - In a teeming, hardscrabble neighborhood on the outskirts of Mexico City, Virginia Solis spends a big part of her day hauling sloshing buckets to her home -- one of tens of thousands in the capital without running water.

Drought shatters Turkana's dreams of a better future

- In just a few years water, oil and money would flow. Roads, schools and hospitals would follow. Turkana's generations of poverty and neglect in Kenya's arid north would end.

Wood based water filter offers emergency solution

Stockholm - Wood extracted from the forests of Scandinavia provides a solution to not having clean water in areas where there are no clean eater sources or filters. Applications include parts of the developing world and refugee camps.

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

Gaza - More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020.

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

Gaza - More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020.

In war-scarred Gaza, water pollution behind health woes

Gaza - More and more Gazans are falling ill from their drinking water, highlighting the humanitarian issues facing the Palestinian enclave that the UN says could become uninhabitable by 2020.

One in four children will live with water shortages by 2040: UNICEF

New York - Approximately one in four children worldwide will live in regions with extremely scarce water resources by 2040, UNICEF said in a report Wednesday.

Syria regime bombed Damascus water source: UN

Geneva - The Syrian government intentionally bombed the Ain al-Fijeh spring in December, leaving more than five million people in Damascus without access to water, a UN probe said Tuesday, as it branded the strike a "war crime".

Syrian farmers fear IS to flood villages near Euphrates

- Syrian farmers near the Euphrates river are terrified the Islamic State group will literally open the floodgates to defend its stronghold Raqa, drowning their tiny villages in the process.

Syrian farmers fear IS to flood villages near Euphrates

- Syrian farmers near the Euphrates river are terrified the Islamic State group will literally open the floodgates to defend its stronghold Raqa, drowning their tiny villages in the process.

Syrian farmers fear IS to flood villages near Euphrates

- Syrian farmers near the Euphrates river are terrified the Islamic State group will literally open the floodgates to defend its stronghold Raqa, drowning their tiny villages in the process.

Bringing water to Kenya's drought-stricken wildlife

Voi - In a wildlife sanctuary in southern Kenya the relentless sun has bleached savannah grasses and dried up rivers, turning water holes first into muddy pits and now, dust bowls.
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Water flowing in the  Fountain of Youth Spring House at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park.  ...
Water flowing in the Fountain of Youth Spring House at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park. St. Augustine, Fla. 9/9/13
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Jackie and Cassie
Eric Wesselman became the new Executive Director of Friends of the River on January 6  seen here hol...
Eric Wesselman became the new Executive Director of Friends of the River on January 6, seen here holding the symbolic salmon, which is a sign of a healthy river, with previous executive director Bob Center. After eight years at the Tuolumne River Trust, Wesselman has a difficult job of confronting water issues during a long statewide drought.
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Debates on whether water is a right or privilege have started throughout the business world.
Debates on whether water is a right or privilege have started throughout the business world.
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The Delta: Hub of California’s Water System
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How much would you pay for a glass of clean drinking water?
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Pharmaceutical factories  in India are dumping antibiotic residues into the lakes and rivers.
Pharmaceutical factories in India are dumping antibiotic residues into the lakes and rivers.
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Today's ruling is a blow to the Bushmen. Xoroxloo Duxee died of dehydration in 2005. © Survival
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FONTUS self-filling bottle condenses humid air into drinking water. 0,5l can be generated in an hour whilst in humid conditions. The unit uses the principle of thermoelectric cooling to fill up with water from humid air
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Little Pine Creek Flooding.
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Protect our land our water our rights
Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta  Canada.
Women scientists testing water quality on a river in Alberta, Canada.
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Erik Johansson's photography, where images are manipulated with Photoshop
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The moon  in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
The moon, in all of its possibly-water-containing glory.
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Dmitriy Yoav Reinshtein shot photos of insects with water droplets on their heads
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A closer view of the dirty water, mixed with mud and parts of belongings of different towns as it made its way from Toowoomba to Greenslopes, Brisbane.

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