One-Third Of The World’s Largest Groundwater Sources Are In Serious Trouble

One – third of the World´s largest Ground water Sources are in serious  trouble: study. The Huffington Post Hilary Hanson  Posted: 06/17/2015, USA The earth’s biggest groundwater basins are being depleted far more quickly than previously believed, it was examined the 37 largest aquifers on…

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Farmers versus big business: the politics of irrigation in Tanzania

Farmers versus big business: the politics of irrigation in Tanzania Elizabeth Harrison and Anna Mdee Thursday 14 May 2015 Lack of clarity over who should regulate and control water access causes competition between farmers, urban dwellers and foreign investment. Farmers in Tanzania say that sprinkler…

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Water crisis in southeastern Brazil, requires urgent and sustainable measures.

Juan G.R. Water crisis in southeastern Brazil, requires urgent and sustainable measures. Water and Irrigation. Vol .: 6, No. 1: 4-5, March 2015, Spain. Brazil suffers the worst water crisis of the century, and has two years of intense drought in the Southeast, causing huge…

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World Day against the drought, a call to promote efficient use of water.

World Day against the drought, a call to promote efficient use of water. Published MinCI, 17/06/2014, Venezuela. Near 1500 million people around the world live on land in the process of degradation, and 42% of the planet’s poorest inhabitants survive in areas already degraded. Desertification…

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2014 UNESCO, World Water Day, Director-General’s Message, Water & Energy.

2014 UNESCO Director-General’s Message Water and Energy World Water Day, 22 March 2014. Water is fundamental to life and is the common denominator of all sustainable development challenges. We need water to produce food, we need water to produce energy and energy is required to…

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Agriculture Ministers Agree to promote sustainable water use

Agriculture Ministers Agree to promote sustainable water use. Rotary Journal, Queretaro, Mexico – Argentina.  American Agriculture Ministers agreed to promote the sustainable use of water for agriculture and rural areas. The delegations agreed on the need to work together to boost agriculture projects in the…

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Cattle die in Zacatecas, dams are at 21 percent capacity

Cattle die in Zacatecas, dams are at 21 percent capacity http://www.oem.com.mx/elsoldezacatecas/notas/n2977305.htm El Sol de Zacatecas, May 9, 2013, Zacatecas, Mexico. Juan Castro The 13 largest dams in Zacatecas in Mexico are at 21 percent of its storage capacity, and the Regional Livestock Union of Zacatecas…

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Water for agriculture: possibilities and problems

Eguren Fernando. Water for agriculture: possibilities and problems. Posted by CEPES in: The Agrarian Journal 146, November 2012, Peru. Peru is one of the country with less arable land per capita, one of the twenty countries in the world with greater availability of water: about…

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Only 20% of the wastewater is treated in Latin America

Only 20% of the wastewater is treated in Latin America Blanca Valadez, Millennium, December 4, 2012, Mexico City The study in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Brazil, among other countries in the Americas, indicates that only 20 percent of wastewater is treated, the remaining liquid is…

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