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    Drinking from the Toilet

    Treated sewage could be the safest, most environmentally sound source of tap water yet—if we can get over the yuck factor.

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    Smart Irrigation: A Supercomputer Waters the Lawn

    Satellite control of company and municipal irrigation systems, based on custom weather data, saves billions of gallons of water nationwide. 

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    All the Food, Using Half the Water [Video]

    Agriculture accounts for a whopping 80 percent of U.S. water consumption. Smart irrigation technology could cut that in half while still producing the same amount of crops and livestock—and save energy in the process.

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    Poisoned Well

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    Can We Control the Weather?

    Governments and farmers worldwide spend millions every year trying to control the weather. New science suggests they might be on to something.

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    New Desalination Technique Yields More Drinkable Water

    A new, more energy-efficient seawater distillation membrane is designed to yield greater amounts of potable water, and less briny discharge. 

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    Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management

    This eBook, Battling Drought: The Science of Water Management, takes a long look at the water use and management situation in the American Southwest from the early engineering projects, such as building the Hoover and Grand Coulee dams, which were designed to tame the rivers, to the recycling and restoration efforts of today.

The Parched Planet: Water on Tap
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The Parched Planet: Water on Tap

Researchers are exploring unconventional sources of fresh water to quench the globe's growing thirst.

Wall Street's Thirst for Water
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Wall Street's Thirst for Water

Moves towards a global water commodities market will push the price of food far beyond its peak.

New Life for the Dead Sea?
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New Life for the Dead Sea?

A conduit from the Red Sea could restore the disappearing Dead Sea and slake the region's thirst.

Water Stewardship in the Twenty-First Century
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Water Stewardship in the Twenty-First Century

Scientific research points to a likely worsening of weather patterns in the next decades. 

What To Do When We Run Out Of Water
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What To Do When We Run Out Of Water

Climate change is having unprecedented effects on water resources globally.

Making Sustainable Beer
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Making Sustainable Beer

As population continues to grow, managing the relationships between water, food and energy is becoming increasingly critical. 

Water Scarcity Challenges to Business
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Water Scarcity Challenges to Business

The growing scarcity of freshwater is increasingly seen as a major risk for the global economy. 

Can Soil Sensors Save Georgia Waterways from Drought?
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Can Soil Sensors Save Georgia Waterways from Drought?

An innovative effort would embed sensors in agricultural fields in a bid to cut down on irrigation.

Which Nations Consume the Most Water?
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Which Nations Consume the Most Water?

Much of the life-sustaining resource is traded across national borders.

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