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Danone invests in firm selling bottled water from ocean floor

Water comes from a deep ocean current off the coast of Hawaii and is desalinated using reverse osmosis Photograph: haveseen/Getty Images/iStockphoto Evian and Volvic owner Danone has put money into a Hawaiian bottled water from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, showing the depths multinationals will now go to in the quest for more revenue. […] Read More

U.S. Government Releases First Global Water Strategy

Report identifies water priorities in foreign policy. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue November 16, 2017. To coordinate its response to floods, droughts, disease, and other water challenges whose political and economic consequences leap borders the Trump administration submitted the federal government’s first global water strategy. Ordered by Congress in 2014, the strategy lays out […] Read More

New South Wales ombudsman releases damning report on water administration

Ombudsman reveals three previous reports provided to NSW government were buried Photograph: Washington Post/Getty Images November 15,2017. The NSW ombudsman has released a damning report into maladministration of the state’s water portfolio, revealing that three previous reports provided to the government were buried. The ombudsman has taken the unusual step of lodging a special report […] Read More

Jordan water crisis worsens as Mideast tensions slow action

SHARHABIL, Jordan (AP), Octber 30, 2017 — From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation. Jordan’s reservoirs are only one-fifth full, a record low, and vital winter rains are becoming more erratic. […] Read More

Bolivia adopte a national policy to implement the human right to water and basic sanitation

La Paz, October 27, 2017 (Prensa Latina) The Bolivian government approved a policy for the implementation of the human right to water and sanitation throughout the country, Environment Minister Carlos Ortuño informed today. The high authority explained that among the pillars of these guidelines appear accessibility, affordability, availability, quality and acceptability regarding the enjoyment of […] Read More

Jakarta regains water

October 12, 2017 (www.thejakartapost.com) The Supreme Court has sealed the deal for Jakarta. A ruling has ordered the end to water privatization in the capital after years of public condemnation for depriving access for the city’s poor. City-owned water company PAM Jaya has begun the transition to take over operations from its two private partners […] Read More

August 27-September 01, 2017 – Stockholm, World Water Week

“World Water Week”, the annual focal point for the globe’s water issue, organized by SIWI, on water and waste: reduce and reuse .. The article, by Christopher Gasson, summarizes the main policies that businesses and markets will adopt to address water management over the next few years. August 31, 2017- Insight from Christopher Gasson, GWI […] Read More