Tag: Fresh Water

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.

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.

60 Seconds with Jen Filipiak

Written by | December 4th, 2012

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She’s a cyclocross racer, archer and expert negotiator on behalf of watersheds local and global—meet our director of conservation science in Iowa.

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

Illuminating the Water-Forests-Power Connection

Written by | November 19th, 2012

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Though NBC’s Revolution is a work of fiction, there are many — too many — people here in the real world that rely on firewood as a source of light and fuel.

A Tsunami of Suds

Written by | November 13th, 2012

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A mountain of foam from a local creek consumed the road that Conservancy lead scientist, Sanjayan, was traveling on in Africa. With fresh water an increasingly important – and scarce – commodity, what can be done to protect it?

No Power = Clean Water?

Written by | November 11th, 2012

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A healthy watershed is a prerequisite for clean water, and that’s one of the (admittedly few) things the characters in NBC’s Revolution have working in their favor.

Water and Power

Written by | November 5th, 2012

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We’re working with our friends on NBC’s new drama Revolution to incorporate green elements — or “winks” — in every upcoming episode.

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

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