Europe Water Usage By the Numbers

On November 21, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

As it current stands now, the disparity of cost for water among members of the European Union have some insane highs and lows. One can argue that reform is needed in order to achieve reasonable costs.

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Progress in Global Water Goals? So Far, So Good

On November 21, 2014, in Government, by Erik

While 2.5 billion people in the world still lack basic sanitation facilities and safe drinking water, the UN states that the millennium development goals are still on track and on target. While there is a struggle to find funding, many of the needy countries have good strategies in place. For more on this story, click […]


Hey, Cities, Want to Save Money? Protect Your Water Supply

On November 20, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

Cities are growing in debt and the demand for clean water grows as well. One solution cities can investigate, is protecting their water source from outside pollutants before it even gets to the treatment plant.


Confusion Over Water Bills in UK

On November 18, 2014, in Commentary, Government, by Erik

To meter or not to meter? In the UK, confusion over the best course of action to save money on water.

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US Water Use Drops

On November 17, 2014, in Government, by Erik

According to a US Geological Survey report, water use across the country has been dropping so much that it has reached its lowest level in almost 45 years. This indicates that people are learning to be more conscious about their water usage overall. Water use dropped across the board, from domestic use to agricultural and […]

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What Happened to UK Water Charges?

On November 14, 2014, in Government, by Erik

Water charges have been effective off and on for decades in the UK. In many areas they were the norm until 1997, when they were discontinued over mounting public pressure on the Government. Now, with the fate of water charges in a very similar situation, take a look back at the history of water charges, […]

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First Ever Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plant Awarded to Argentina

On November 11, 2014, in Discoveries & Innovation, Government, by Erik

RWL Water will provide drinking water for the entire city of Puerto Deseado, Santa Cruz in Argentina, with the very first SWRO desalination plant. With a $10 million price tag, this plant will provide approximately 18,000 inhabitants access to clean drinking water. For more details on this story, please click here:: Argentina to receive first-of-its-kind […]

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Politics and Bad Infrastructure Drying Up Latin America

On November 11, 2014, in Government, by Erik

Karl Lippert, president of the Latin American division of SABMiller, claims that Latin America’s poor infrastructure, inconsistent regulation, and lack of sewage treatment hinders its ability to manage its supply of fresh water. While South America has consistent rainfall, it typically lands in unpopulated areas and the rainfall tends to deteriorate river basins with sediment […]

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$7.5 Billion Water Bond Passes in California

On November 7, 2014, in Government, by Erik

In response to the severe drought in the state, California voters approved the $7.5 billion Proposition 1 water bond. The money will be distributed to measures relating to water conservation, groundwater cleanup, protecting drinking water, and funding two storage reservoirs. The lion’s share of the money will be dedicated to water storage, specifically the Temperance […]

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Middle East and North Africa Must Combine Water Resources

On November 7, 2014, in Drinking Water, Government, by Erik

As the populace grows, there is increased pressure on nations in the Middle East and North Africa to make sure they have enough water, food, land, and energy provided for their people. By working together in a nexus approach, resources can be used more efficiently along with water and food to be readily available. For […]

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