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http://thewaterproject.org/water_scarcity.asp

water, scarcity, water project, water challenge, water scarity, global water shortage, well, kenya, access, country.

In the developing world, finding a reliable source of safe water is often time consuming and expensive.

In other areas, the lack of water is a more profound problem.

As more people put ever increasing demands on limited supplies, the cost and effort to build or even maintain access to water will increase.

http://www.odi.org.uk/events/2010/03/22/2153-presentation-richard-taylor.pdf

water, global water crisis, storage, demand, -projections, crisis…, water policy, water shortage, water sufficient)<1700m3/person/year, water stressed)<1000m3/person/year.

collecting water from a spring in Kampala•based human freshwater use-100L/person/day = 40m3/person/year (domestic)•inherently linked to population

re-define water scarcity so that it better reflects how do people use water ("green" and "blue" water resources)

http://www.fao.org/nr/water/issues/scarcity.html

scarcity, water, resource, use, conflict, water loser, water shortage, water scarcity alleviation, water scarcity q&a, world water day.

For the poor, scarcity is about how institutions function and how transparency and equity are guaranteed in decisions affecting their lives.

Water scarcity is also about equity and rights, and cultural and ethical issues warrant due consideration.

Press release: FAO urges action to cope with increasing water scarcity

http://www.responsibleresearch.com/WATER_IN_CHINA-_Issues_for_Responsible_Investors_FEB2010.pdf

water, management, supply, resource, price, issue, company, china, water conservancy, water flowing.

The cost of providing water supply and sewage in China has never been made publicly available and there is scepticism as to whether the NDRC and local governments are genuinely able to calculate the fixed and variable costs of urban water supply and sewage treatment.

Investment analysts should examine water use within river basins because water for business interests is costly to transport.

http://www.siwi.org/documents/Resources/Reports/Challenges_water_scarcity_business_case_study_2005.pdf

case, scarcity, risk, water, resource, challenge, management, issue, use, water table fall.

Financial institutions, which deal with those companies/projects, whether as bankers, investors or development aid organizations, face a variety of potential water scarcity risks.

Indications of water scarcity risk appear not only from pure physical measures of water availability or the lack thereof, but also due to technical and institutional capacity for water governance.

http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/scarcity.html

scarcity, water, world water day, better water management result, resource, supply, policy, water reform, stress, vital water graphics.

Water scarcity already affects every continent.

An area is experiencing water stress when annual water supplies drop below 1 700 m3 per person.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=762604

water, shortage, water scarcity, supply, water scarcity crisis, current water use practice, current water right structure, state, drought, demand.

Most Americans take water for granted.

We are entering an era in which demand for new water will be satisfied by reallocating and conserving existing sources.

The current water rights structure is the outcome of historical forces that conferred great wealth and power along with the water.

http://www.rainharvest.co.za/2010/05/20/the-physical-causes-of-water-scarcity-southern-africa/comment-page-1/?wpmp_switcher=desktop

scarcity, water, demand, system, management, water resource, water rhapsody, water conservation, water stress, water tank.

Some countries in the region – notably Botswana – having realised that there is insufficient water available to ensure self-sufficiency in food production and have opted to ensure food security through economic growth.

As water becomes more scarce rivers and streams become increasingly sensitive to the effects of pollution, as do those human and other living organisms which depend on the water.

Individuals and businesses can start by saving more water where possible and by recycling water on their properties, e.g. grey water irrigation systems.

http://podium.iwmi.org/podium/scare.asp

problem, scarcity, country, water, water extraction, water dependency, water prediction, poor water quality, physical water scarce condition, cubic kilometer.

If we look at how we use this 0.009%, things become more clear.

Economic water scarce countries have sufficient water resources to meet their additional PWS needs, but need to increase their PWS through additional storage and conveyance facilities by more than 25 percent.

http://www.grailresearch.com/pdf/ContenPodsPdf/Water-The_India_Story.pdf

water, consumption, institute, management, portal, table, plant, demand, water distribution, water issue.

The entire project is expected to finish by 2050China is implementing many large scale, multi-sector projects using innovative water management techniques to reduce the impact of water stress.

Publicly owned treatment works collect wastewater from domestic, commercial and industrial facilities and transport it to treatment plants before it is discharged.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5269296.stm

scarcity, water, water management, bbc, resource, demand, water availability, water supply, world water crisis, world water hotspot.

Agricultural activities consume most water on a worldwide basis.

The IWMI's Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture says one third of the world population face some form of water scarcity.

And the shrunken Aral Sea remains one of the most visible examples where massive diversions of water to agriculture have caused widespread water scarcity, says the report, along with an environmental catastrophe.

http://www.waterunifies.com/

scarcity, water availability, shared water resource, serious water problem, approach, global change, pollution, shared aquifer, climate variability, science.

Global changes—such as population growth, climate variability, and expanding urbanization, often combined with pollution—severely affect water availability and lead to chronic water shortage in a growing number of regions.

One critical issue, where science alone is insufficient, concerns shared water resources, especially internationally shared aquifers: scarcity increases competition among users, potentially leading to tensions and conflicts whose solutions involve a multi-disciplinary approach, based on political, cultural, ethical, and scientific instruments.

http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2010/world/coming-era-of-water-scarcity-prompts-global-industrial-transformation/

transformation, water, water scarcity will, scarcity, partnership, shortage, policy, crisis, issue, supply.

Acute water shortages will change strategy, business operations; depletion of global water resources is more rapid, severe, and complex than anticipated.

Experts have a strong preference for policy measures that reduce water demand over those that increase water supply.

http://www.dailypioneer.com/263959/Harvesting-dream-in-parched-land.html

water, reservoir, prasad, vegetable, lady finger, bhai lal, land, dream, june, region.

a dream to retain every drop of the rain water so that this precious water could be used for sustaining life and prosperity in this region," Bhagwat Prasad, Director, of the Akhil Bhartiya Samaj Sewa Sansthan - ABSSS in short - said.

Oblivious to its colour the women were scooping water out of the well with the help of buckets in a frantic pace because the level of water has gone down drastically within few hours.

http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/water/2010/04/16/addressing-urban-water-scarcity-in-developing-countries-chennai-india/

columbia water center, water, supply, scarcity, system, utility, water matter, forecasting water availability, integrated water paradigm, outside water tap.

In Chennai there is a public water delivery system, but during dry periods running water may be available only a couple of hours a day, or not at all, and for many people that means filling buckets or pans from an outside water tap or pump, and carrying it home.

Other options include drawing water from private wells, which can be poor quality and can also go dry during drought, or purchasing water from tanker trucks.