Category: Water Conservation

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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A massive water main break in Washington, DC — coming just hours before World Water Day — serves as a stark reminder of the importance of investing more in our water supply infrastructure.

The Green Buzz: Friday, March 22

Written by | March 22nd, 2013

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Happy World Water Day! We’re bringing you some green news with a splash of water news, too.

  1. Research reveals a giant squid is a giant squid is a giant squid. (Wired)
  2. How the water crisis is a women’s, kids’ and hunger issue. (Huffington Post Green)
  3. Are Africa “land grabs” really “water grabs”? (CNN)
  4. 5 ways we can lessen our water use this World Water Day. (Mother Nature Network)
  5. You know those mass extinctions 135 million years ago? Blame the volcanoes. (National Geographic)

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

How Better Meat Can Mean Less Meat… and More Water

Written by | March 18th, 2013

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If you’re a meat lover, making the conversion to vegetarianism might seem impossible. But “Meatless Mondays” are a straightforward choice that can allow you to reduce your meat consumption AND conserve water.

Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Written by | March 15th, 2013

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It’s not going to be easy to solve all the current and future difficulties facing water users of Kenya’s Upper Tana River Basin, but a new water fund will provide a solid start in the right direction.

20 Days of H2O: World Water Day 2013

Written by | March 1st, 2013

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The Conservancy is raising awareness of how much water we really use in our daily lives, culminating in a celebration of World Water Day on March 22. Help us spread the word!

A Q&A with the New Director of our Global Freshwater Program

Written by | February 14th, 2013

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More than 1 billion people face daily water shortages, and within the next 20 years, more than half the world’s population could face water shortages. Our CEO sits down with the new Global Freshwater Program Director to find out where to go from here.

The Green Buzz: Friday, February 8

Written by | February 8th, 2013

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Is Nemo headed your way? The shelves might be empty of bread, milk and eggs, but there’s plenty of green news to go around.

  1. What do bats, sloths, whales and people have in common? This guy. (Scientific American)
  2. When it comes to environmental issues, we are pretty darn apathetic. (GreenBiz)
  3. In a dream world, this would be what an American high-speed rail network might look like. (Treehugger)
  4. Bikeshare systems are great, but there’s an unfortunate dearth of helmet-shares. (Grist)
  5. Two Great Lakes hit record lows. But what does it all mean?? (Christian Science Monitor)

Lessons from Our Adventure on the Mekong River

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Get the skinny on mischievous monkeys, freshwater dolphins and travel in Southeast Asia from Conservancy scientist Jeff Opperman’s two children, who recently returned from a 1,500-mile journey down the Mekong River.

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