Tag: freshwater conservation

Amid Midwest Flooding, a Call for New Solutions

Written by | April 25th, 2013

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The current flooding of the Illinois River is a stark reminder that we need to stop being reactive and start being proactive when it comes to investing in flood management.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, January 29

Written by | January 29th, 2013

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Your green news round-up is well, rounded up! See today’s top news.

  1. Beijing flights delayed due to poor visibility. Go away, smog! (Washington Post)
  2. In the mean time, man sells canned fresh air in China. (The Telegraph)
  3. Move over “low-flow” showers — introducing the air shower. Same pressure, 50% less water. (TreeHugger)
  4. Scientists in Antarctica unearth buried lake. (Huffington Post Green)
  5. Heat in San Francisco can affect the weather in places as far away as Siberia. (National Geographic)

New Urgency and Hope for the Colorado River

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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A new study on the Colorado River Basin — the West’s most iconic river — could be a roadmap for how we can protect this freshwater ecosystem and still use its precious water.

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