Learn more about future trends at http://www.futuremoneytrends.com
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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/fresh-water-scarcity-an-introduction-to-the-problem-christiana-z-peppard Fresh water is essential for life -- and there's not nearly enough of it for the world right now. Why is that, and what could we do? Christiana Z. Peppard lays out the big questions of our global water problem. And no, shorter showers are not the answer. Lesson by Christiana Z. Peppard, animation by Jeremy Collins.
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The pollution of South Africa's rivers is one of the main factors threatening the country's scarce water resources. Young celebrities participating in a World Wildlife Fund water awareness campaign heard that sewerage polluting a tributary in Pietermaritzburg ends up in the drinking water meant for Durban residents. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
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Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Learn more about this Special Issue http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater Water: A Special Issue http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-content Our Thirsty World | National Geographic https://youtu.be/2pXuAw1bSQo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 161265 National Geographic
The water scarcity on the blue planet. Most of us don't even think about water. In order to get it - we just turn on the tap. But for nearly 1 billion people in developing countries, getting access to safe drinking water is not an easy task. This simpleshow explains, why our blue planet lacks water. To learn more about water scarcity and how you can help please visit: https://thewaterproject.org/ Author: Meike Gasser Sources: https://thewaterproject.org/water_scarcity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_scarcity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water Sources in German: http://www3.hhu.de/biodidaktik/WasserSek_I/wo_findet_man_wasser/dateien/wasser_auf_der_erde.html http://www.weltagrarbericht.de/index.php?id=2153&L=0
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Water is a precious, yet finite resource essential for life, with no adequate substitute. Supplying and allocating water of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity is one of the major challenges facing society today. Such challenges are creating a giant market for water solutions. Watch our video goo.gl/6F2XJm to find out more about the challenges and opportunities that exist by addressing water scarcity.
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India will be water scarce by 2025, if the current rate of consumption continues. Our mismanagement of the available resources is largely responsible for such rampant depletion of water levels, across the country. What’s more saddening is the fact that a lot of the water which could be re-used and recycled, goes waste. “40 million liters of sewage water is wasted annually due to poor ground water management”, says Himanshu Kulkarni, Executive Director, Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management.
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Back in the 1950s, an Israeli engineer and inventor developed the first modern drip irrigation system. It was a much-needed invention in the arid climate and water scarcity faced by a Middle Eastern nation. And, today, it is probably the world's most valued agro-technology. Since then, Israeli experts have come up with many new and innovative agricultural technologies for optimal water usage and conservation, with one major goal in mind: grow more with less.
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United Nations - An IAEA project shows that significant reserves of good quality water are available in Africa’s drought-prone Sahel region. Pollution is still limited and has not yet become a serious threat to these vital resources. The findings, compiled in five reports published today, are the result of a four-year Agency effort to help 13 countries use isotopic techniques to assess groundwater origin and quality in five shared aquifers and basins, providing the first broad overview of the region’s groundwater supplies. Niger is one of these countries. Learn more: http://iaea.org
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Water demands are expected to increase by 50-70% in global cities within the next three decades. Although water scarcity is a global reality, many cities are beating the odds. The World Bank's Water Scarce Cities Initiative illuminates the valuable experiences of over 20 water scarce cities to share their water scarcity related failures, successes, and innovative solutions. Read the new report, Water Scarce Cities: Thriving in a Finite World, to learn more about key drivers of positive governance, capacity, and technological change. More information: http://wrld.bg/8jdK30jiySd
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Climate change in West Africa poses a pressure on scarce water resources. Presenting the work of West Africal civil society organisations ENDA Tiers Monde (Senegal), Tenmiya (Mauritania), Ofedi (Benin) and Amade Pelcode (Mali) and supported by the Capacity Strengthening of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for Adaptation to Climate Change (CLACC) programme supported by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) (London). This film was presented at the UNFCCC COP13 in December 2007, Bali, Indonesia. For more information contact Salimata Wade: [email protected] at ENDA Senegal
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New concepts for a decentralized water management for the Middle East are being developed in the international research project SMART (Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies). The Middle East is one of the worst water shortage regions in the world. Together with colleagues from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, researchers from the Helmholtz Center are exploring ways to stabilize the water supply in this region. The main goal is to use scarce resources in the best possible way, therefore enabling the reuse of wastewater cycles, while at the same time taking into account religious provisions. A Film by Thomas Falkner & André Künzelmann
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Jordan is one of the most water scarce countries in the world. As the country is struggling with an influx of Syrian refugees, extra pressure is put on Jordan’s water supplies and sanitation by this sudden increase in population. The EIB’s loan of USD 54 million to the #Wadi Al-Arab Water System II helps to treat and move 30 million cubic metres of fresh water every year, improving drinking water availability for the growing population in #Jordan. More about our activities in the region: http://www.eib.org/femip Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EuropeanInvestmentBank Twitter: https://twitter.com/eib LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/european-investment-bank Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/europeaninvestmentbank/
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Cape Town, South Africa's water crisis has hit everyone in the city, as restrictions make daily life a challenge. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta The profound water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is affecting the rich and poor, tourists and hosts. In this short doc produced by the German political advocacy group Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, Tadzio Müller demonstrates just what it means to live on 50 liters (13.2 gallons) of water per day. In a city where the underprivileged already faced insufficient water resources, the middle class, the government, environmentalists, and engineers are all focused on how to get by—and how to prevent this disaster in the future. But, as Müller notes, current trends mean similar shortages could arise in other places around the world. To learn more about the foundation, visit https://www.rosalux.org How Cape Town's Residents Are Surviving the Water Crisis—For Now | National Geographic https://youtu.be/XxZAqswJfL4 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Created for the Water Day Film Festival. There is no shortage of ways that you can make a difference. For more information on how you can help end the water crisis in your lifetime go to water.org Revised version with proper credits is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgOjtIwoqeI If you want to repost the video please use that one! Thanks!
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From California to Africa, we are facing a global water shortage. But one tiny country, in the middle of a desert, has found remarkable solutions. Which country? And can we replicate its success? Businessman and New York Times bestselling author Seth Siegel explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Is the world going into a water crisis? It certainly seems that way. The U.S. government predicts that by 2025, 60 percent of the world’s landmass, and 40 of our 50 U.S. states will experience water shortages— some of them extreme. The U.S. intelligence community sees worldwide water shortages as a major national security risk. Water scarcity helped trigger the Syrian civil war and has been a key reason why Africans have migrated in large numbers to Europe. More of this can be expected. But there is cause for optimism. And it comes from a very unlikely place—a country in the middle of a desert. That country is Israel. Compelled by necessity and powered by remarkable technological innovations, Israel has become the world’s water superpower. By reusing waste water, by making desalination affordable, by rethinking irrigation, and by developing an array of sophisticated water conservation techniques, Israel not only has a sufficiency of water, but an abundance of it. What Israel has done, other nations can do, too, including its Mideast neighbors. And while it’s a lot to hope for, cooperation on water issues could become the basis for cooperation on other issues as well. For Israel, an obsession with water is not new. The word “water” appears 600 times in the Hebrew Bible. For over 2,000 years daily prayers for rain in the land of Israel have been a part of traditional Jewish ritual. For the founders of the modern State of Israel, water was not only a daily concern, but a paramount question of future survival. Vast quantities of water would be needed for the millions of immigrants who would make their way to the new country. Without plenty of water, economic growth would be impossible. But where was the water going to come from? It was a daunting challenge, but one which Israel overcame. Today, while other nations, even ones with far more natural water resources, struggle with water management, Israel has a surplus of useable water. The desert, as Israel’s founders dreamed, is blooming. Not only does the country supply its own population with an array of fruits and vegetables, but it exports billions of dollars worth of produce to nations around the world. So, how does a small country with little annual rainfall, with only one freshwater lake, and with no major rivers do this? It begins with a nothing-wasted attitude that extends from the government to private industry to farming to consumers. Israel charges its citizens the market price for water—no subsidies. You can have as much water as you want, but you have to pay for it. And when you pay for something, you tend to be more careful with how you use it. To view the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-desert-nation-solve-worlds-water-shortage
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WATER. It's the most essential and pervasive element of life. Yet, nearly half of humanity will face water scarcity by 2030 due to climate change and population growth. What can be done about the looming crisis of a global drought? Could water scarcity spark war as world leaders have already predicted? In this bold and hopeful TEDx talk, Kaveh Madani shares a different approach to the water crisis, one that promotes thinking and possibilities as fresh as clean water. Dr. Kaveh Madani is a systems analyst, game theorist, and engineering and policy educator who investigates the dynamic complexities of coupled human-natural systems. In the classroom and beyond, Dr. Madani reminds diverse audiences that real-world environmental and societal problems are often very different from classroom intuition. Dr. Madani is a featured expert across prominent media and a professor at Imperial College of London. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Is The EU To Blame For The Migrant Crisis? http://testu.be/1KlSu9q » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Thousands of migrants are desperately trying to seek asylum in Europe, but getting there comes with deadly risks. So what are the dangerous treks migrants are taking into Europe? Learn More: FRONTEX: Migration Routes Maps http://frontex.europa.eu/trends-and-routes/migratory-routes-map/ International Organization for Migration http://www.iom.int/press-room/infographics “Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants” Lesbos Turns From Vacation Island to ‘Main Point of Entry’ for Migrants http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/world/europe/lesbos-turns-from-vacation-island-to-main-point-of-entry-for-migrants.html “Arabic has surpassed Greek as the dominant language on the streets of Mytilene, the main port town. The beaches are festooned with orange life jackets and deflated rafts abandoned by migrants who are choosing to take their first steps into Europe here, in ever-increasing numbers.” For desperate refugees, ‘the smuggler’s room is over there’ https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-a-turkish-port-the-smugglers-room-is-over-there/2015/09/11/e8babd70-56fa-11e5-9f54-1ea23f6e02f3_story.html “For many of the refugees and migrants streaming toward Europe, the most critical and dangerous leg of their journey begins in this Turkish port city, and with a visit to a smuggler such as the one who runs his business out of a small hotel tucked at the end of a narrow alley.” The Global Refugee Crisis, Region by Region http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/06/09/world/migrants-global-refugee-crisis-mediterranean-ukraine-syria-rohingya-malaysia-iraq.html “Masses of migrants and refugees, many from Syria, Afghanistan and Kosovo, have been overwhelming border authorities in several Balkan countries as they try to reach Western Europe.” Germany says it could take 500,000 refugees a year http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/08/germany-500000-refugees-a-year-clashes-lesbos “Germany could take 500,000 refugees each year for “several years”, the country’s vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, has said, as fresh clashes broke out overnight between police and refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos and thousands of people gathered amid chaotic scenes on the Greek border with Macedonia.” UNHCR: The UN Refugee Agency http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home Disclosure: figures in video are based on approximation _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld
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This presentation will review examples of how protection of freshwater resources and their associated biodiversity are being integrated into state and national water management frameworks. By examining several examples from across the United States and around the world the presentation will outline the similarities and differences among the approaches used in water management policies and describe some of the most effective examples that explicitly link the goals of providing water to meet human needs with the goals of protecting freshwater resources. The presentation will describe how new tools and improved science is informing the development of these policies and programs and offering solutions that previously were impractical. This was recorded at a Connecticut College conference on water scarcity.
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Stretching from Cape York in the north, down to Dubbo and across to Coober Pedy, the Great Artesian Basin covers almost a quarter of the Australian continent, and it contains enough water to cover the world over. Much remains to be known about this valuable recourse that has enabled life in inland Australia to develop over thousands of years. Water Down Under is the vast and rich story of the Basin, told by the people who live on the Basin it self, and presented by National Geographic's Hayden Turner. For more information please visit www.gabcc.org.au The total video duration is 32 minutes.
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The embattled South African President Jacob Zuma could be out of power within days, but residents in Cape Town are facing uncertainty of another kind: their water supply is fast running out. After three years of relentless drought, a rapidly expanding population and accusations of poor planning by authorities, day zero, when the taps are simply turned off, could be as soon as May. Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum reports.
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UNICEF correspondent Sarah Crowe reports from Somalia on the drought in the Horn of Africa and Somalia's conflict over water. Credits: Producer:Sarah Crowe
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English/Nat Water is a scarce and precious resource in many parts of the world, including the Middle East. As China hosts World Water Day (Friday) with the theme "Water for Thirsty Cities", Palestinians and Israelis are still trying to resolve the problem of who has rights to water sources. Top of the agenda when Israel and the Palestinians begin final peace talks in May is the issue of water. Israel still controls of all water sources inside Israel and the West Bank. But Palestinians say they want to control underground aquifers that are in their own areas. One of the main areas of contention is the Western Aquifer inside the West Bank. Palestinians claim Israel takes more water than it is allowed from this source and is seriously endangering it. The village of Ein Eirik is one of the lucky ones. There is a spring near the village mosque which is plentiful all year round. But village girls must still carry the water from the spring to their homes, as there are no pipes. Hygiene levels are low as villagers do their washing in the same spring that they take drinking water from. This is the only source of water in the area. Dr. Abdel Rahman Tamimi, Chief Palestinian Hydrologist, has long negotiated with Israel over water. SOUNDBITE: (English) There is a large gap between Palestinian water and Israeli water. I mean, the consumption average on the Palestinian side is 140 cubic metres per capita - the allowed consumption. In Israeli settlements it is about 600 cubic meters. If you look at the price, we pay three times more then Israelis. And the quality of water which we drink is less then the quality that is provided to the Israeli settlers. SUPERCAPTION: Dr. Abdel Rahman Tamimi, Chief Palestinian Hydrologist Ahmad Abed Kadoos lives with his family about three miles from the village and cannot rely on the spring. He has built an underground holding hole for the water he collects from the rains. In the summer he has to buy his water from trucks, and the price is very high. The water problem facing the Middle East will have to be resolved soon for there to be a comprehensive peace in the region. The Palestinians say that Israel must give up its occupier's attitude concerning water. Israel insists that it is within its rights. But water is short for everyone here. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/72cf25d92b9d91a79a627a1970588469 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Throughout history water has confronted humanity with some of its greatest challenges. Water is a source of life and a natural resource that sustains our environments and supports livelihoods but it is also a source of risk and vulnerability. In the early 21st Century, prospects for human development are threatened by a deepening global water crisis. Debunking the myth that the crisis is the result of scarcity, this report argues poverty, power and inequality are at the heart of the problem. In a world of unprecedented wealth, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and adequate sanitation. Millions of women and young girls are forced to spend hours collecting and carrying water, restricting their opportunities and their choices. And water-borne infectious diseases are holding back poverty reduction and economic growth in some of the worlds poorest countries. Beyond the household, competition for water as a productive resource is intensifying. Symptoms of that competition include the collapse of water-based ecological systems, declining river flows and large-scale groundwater depletion. Conflicts over water are intensifying within countries, with the rural poor losing out. The potential for tensions between countries is also growing, though there are large potential human development gains from increased cooperation.
Views: 51735 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Featuring: * Eilon M. Adar, Alain Poher Chair in Hydrogeology and Arid Zones, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev * Philip Enquist, Partner, Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP * David Miller, President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund–Canada; Former Mayor, Toronto * Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University * Moderated by Financial Times' Ed Crooks
Views: 682 Chicago Council on Global Affairs
So, what happens when there's not enough water? Well... not good things. Do we let homes have more water for showering and cooking? Or do we let farms have the water for growing crops? There aren't any easy solutions, but today Sabrina chats with us about how water scarcity can cause problems. Watch More Crash Course Kids: https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids ///Standards Used in This Video/// 5-ESS3-1. Obtain and combine information about ways individual communities use science ideas to protect the Earth’s resources and environment. Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Crash Course Main Channel: https://www.youtube.com/crashcourse Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecrashcourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Credits... Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda Host: Sabrina Cruz Script Supervisor: Mickie Halpern Writer: Allyson Shaw Executive Producers: John & Hank Green Consultant: Shelby Alinsky Script Editor: Blake de Pastino Thought Cafe Team: Stephanie Bailis Cody Brown Suzanna Brusikiewicz Jonathan Corbiere Nick Counter Kelsey Heinrichs Jack Kenedy Corey MacDonald Tyler Sammy Nikkie Stinchcombe James Tuer Adam Winnik
Views: 142409 Crash Course Kids
Scientists say severe, prolonged drought and soaring temperatures were major factors in the wildfires that destroyed thousands of hectares of forest and woodlands in the western United States last year. They predict those conditions might continue to threaten both the region's forests and its scarce water resources. Now a team of scientists in New Mexico's Valles Caldera National Preserve is trying to restore the damaged forest land. They're also trying to find ways to conserve water in a region that climate change is making increasingly dry. VOA's Zulima Palacio visited the region and has the story.
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The Mpumalanga government has set aside over 600 million rand to address water challeges in Bushbuckridge. Some villages in the Bushbuckridge area are without access to drinking water. Government's alleged failure to provide clean drinking water featured prominently during the Legsilature's interaction with members of the public. The Legislature is sitting in Acornhoek as part of the programme to interact with people. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Griffiths saw the rural population turned out in force to first hear what the Murray Darling Basin Authority had to tell them about the savage cuts to their water supply would virtually destroy the community and business and then how the social costs had not been taken in consideration. After hearing of this some of listeners then reacted and took things into their own hands as this video shows. It is feared that under the Murray Darling Basin Authority regional populations can look forward to the following. Welcome to the world of the Dole, Dustbowls and Disasters and rest of us can look forward to another price hike in our food supply and more imported inferior food of doubtful quality. Support the truth in labelling www.truthinlabelling.com Join the national foods Australia company product boycott See our additional videos on this subject at our youtube channel the watcher8271
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Water is getting scarce. Agriculture is the number one user of water worldwide. If dry areas of the world aren't careful, their agriculture will soon be in big trouble. Morocco is a good example of a country that has woken up to its water problems.
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Here are some interesting facts about Barbados' water resources. water sustains life and access to clean water is a human right...however man of us tend to take it for granted, even those of us that live in water scarce nations like Barbados. Here we will discuss some water facts and the management of water resources here in beautiful Bimshire! Tags: Water Resources Water deliver, water companies, bottled water, water scarcity, waterborne diseases, health
Views: 516 Jehroum Wood
Heather Williams, associate professor of politics (PO), Richard Hazlett, professor of geology and Stephen Pauley Chair in Environmental Analysis (PO), and Branwen Williams, assistant professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, discuss global water issues and climate change. Heather Williams: "Enough for All? The Challenge of Ensuring Clean, Safe Water for a Thirsty World" Richard Hazlett: "Pollution, Energy Development and Water Resources: A Global 3-D Nexus of Concern." Branwen Williams: "Implications of the Changing Climate for Future Water Use" http://www.taipdconference.com/
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The League of Women Voters has a long history of activism in relation to the Columbia River Treaty. On April 2nd, the League hosted this informative forum on current issues. This 60 year international treaty between the U.S. and Canada, signed in 1964, will be open for modernization in 2024. Representatives of both countries, specifically the two Entities charged with carrying out the 1964 treaty, have developed recommendations for the future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024. Those are now in the hands of the government negotiators. How will climate change effect the hydrology of the Columbia river basin, efforts to restore salmon runs and habitat, and who will determine how increasingly scarce water resources will be allocated? This forum is a discussion of the treaty review process, the key interests in the U.S. and Canada, the outstanding issues and the recommendations. The panelists are Scott Simms (Secretary to the U.S. Entity for the Columbia River Treaty), Paul Lumley (Executive Director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission) and Rachael Paschal Osborn, (public interest water lawyer, Center for Environmental Law & Policy). Thanks to League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County
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Population Increase and the Impact on Environmental Resources Prof. Uri Shamir, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion 13/11/12
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Research Tuesdays - Tuesday 10 November In the World Economic Forum’s recently released 2015 global risk assessment, the threat identified as having the greatest potential impact was “water crises”. As our population grows and climate changes, the effective management of water resources will become increasingly critical; not just for the survival of communities and industries, but entire regions. So how should we prepare for this volatile future? In this special Research Tuesdays forum, our expert panellists explored the issues in detail, analysing: - the key big-picture factors of climate change and infrastructure - the economics of water, especially in the often neglected area of demand - South Australia’s specific challenges regarding water regulation, policy and planning - current best-practice water management around the world. More info: http://blogs.adelaide.edu.au/researchtuesdays/2015/10/19/waterisk/
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United Nations, New York, November 2011 - In Kenya, the International Atomic Energy Agency is helping farmers make the most of limited water resources. Innovative irrigation and nuclear techniques enable communities to grow stronger crops while protecting the environment. UN in Action program #1319 http://www.un.org/webcast/pdfs/unia1319.pdf
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Over the coming two decades, up to 40 per cent of the world’s population will face absolute water scarcity. One solution to this problem is smart water, a portfolio of new technologies and techniques that allow us to better manage our water resources, argues economist Dr. David Lloyd Owen. Original article: https://mega.online/articles/smart-water/ Dr. David Lloyd Owen: https://mega.online/authors/dr-david-lloyd-owen/ Click here to subscribe to Mega on Youtube: https://goo.gl/niddT3 Check out Mega’s full article list at: https://mega.online/articles/ Follow Mega on Twitter: https://twitter.com/megaonline Like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/M3ga.online/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mega.online/ Follow on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/mega-online
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Home to twelve of the world's driest countries, the Middle East faces a growing water crisis threatening agriculture and regional security. How are governments responding, and what more needs to be done to mitigate the affects of water scarcity?
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Water Resource Issues: What You Need To Know! Water is the most important resource on the planet. It's also the most plentiful. But it's also not as useable as you may think. As the world grows in population, countries develop out of poverty, and weather patterns change all over the globe, water resource issues arise. Without a proper plan for fixing these issues, we could be in for a very tough future. Here are ten of the biggest water resource issues facing the world. This top 10 brought to you by Zero2Hero!! Don't forget to subscribe here! https://goo.gl/NXuChu Click here to see the Top 10 RAREST Birds on Earth!! https://youtu.be/jJXwi1gVhf8 Number 10: The 1% Rule. Despite the incredible amount of water available on our planet, only one percent of it is actually drinkable. Luckily, that amount has been good enough to sustain human life for millennia, but, as our world changes, we may need much more than that. Even worse, this small percentage isn't as clean as it used to be. Most of the water on Earth, 97 percent or so, is salty ocean water, so we can't really use it for anything. Another 2 percent is frozen solid in the ice caps at the North and South Pole, so it's unreachable. That leaves only 1 percent that we can use for everything we need. On the plus side, this small percentage of fresh water is fairly accessible. A lot of it is in lakes and ponds around the world, as well as underground wells throughout the planet. We can easily get to it and move it from place to place to take care of everybody, but many challenges are rising, including the growth of our world population. Number 9: More People. The world population is exploding. In the early 19th century, the entire planet had one billion people. Today, estimates clock in at around 7.5 billion people worldwide. Mankind has never grown by these numbers in history. With the growth of population comes a natural need for more water. Every person needs to drink, bathe, wash clothes, and do many other things, all involving fresh water. The supply is being stretched incredibly thin, and will only be getting thinner. At the rate things are moving, experts believe we will have 11.2 billion people on Earth by the year 2100. The problem goes beyond drinking and bathing, too. Water is needed for farming, taking care of animals, and all kinds of infrastructure as villages grow into towns and towns grow into cities. As the population increases, the need for clean water will increase just as much. Number 8: Development. As with population growth, cities are growing all over the planet. People have to live somewhere, right? So, a lot of infrastructure has to be put in place, such as houses, streets, buildings, stores, and many other conveniences of daily life. Most of all, more water needs to flow to these areas so people can live. With a growing population comes the need for more products and services, too. People will need transportation, food, services and tons of other things, all of which require water to produce. Unfortunately, if we don't figure out how to handle this added burden, we could be in for a tough road ahead. Many nations around the country are growing faster than ever before and seeing huge numbers of new residents. It can be hard to keep up with infrastructure, especially in rural nations where water is already rare enough. Sometimes the problem can be eased by rain, but quite often these areas are in drought, which leads us to... Number 7: Worldwide Droughts. Worldwide droughts have been on the rise in recent years. If that's not bad enough, some of these droughts have lasted longer and been more severe than ever before. Scientists studying climate change are worried that these problems will only get worse. Before we get into the issues of drought, though, take a moment to like this video and to subscribe to Zero2Hero! It only takes a second of your time, but, it means a lot to us here! When an area experiences a drought, it can be weeks, or even months before a single drop of rain hits the ground. The residents have to find water somewhere else and sometimes the government has to ship it in. All of this costs money, and for poorer nations this can be too heavy a burden. Weather patterns have been drastically changing in recent decades, leading to stronger hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other major weather events. Many believe that global warming is causing many of these issues and that we may not even be able to undo the damage. Number 6: Many Uses. As we know, water is an important element of nearly everything on Earth. From start to finish, water is involved through many processes of creating all kinds of goods. Without sufficient water, a lot of the goods we enjoy today will have to limit their supply or stop production for good.
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What would you do if you showed up to class and there weren't nearly enough chairs to go around? Well, you're facing and economic problem that requires an economic system to solve! This lesson introduces the basic economic problem of scarcity and defines "Economics" and "Economic systems", both key concepts for a student starting out on his or her journey to study the "dismal science"! Want to learn more about economics, or just be ready for an upcoming quiz, test or end of year exam? Jason Welker is available for tutoring, IB internal assessment and extended essay support, and other services to support economics students and teachers. Learn more here! http://econclassroom.com/?page_id=5870
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The United Nations describes Kenya as a water scarce country, due to its low water replenishment rates. Scarcity of resources such as water has also led to violent conflict in parts of the Rift Valley. The Rift Valley Water Services Board aims to ensure 80 percent of the 7 counties it covers, receive clean water as one way of promoting peace. NTV'S Brygettes Ngana spoke to the Water Board's CEO Hosea Wendot, who outlined the plans.
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Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women and children, especially. We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening. Learn how water changes everything -- and share this with everyone you know. Learn more at http://cwtr.org/2kpkwsz Written by charity: water + Jonathan Jarvis Animation by Jonathan Jarvis Voiceover by Kristen Bell Score and sound effects by Douglas Kaufman
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