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One in four big cities globally faces water stress

July 7, 2014
Tokyo, Delhi, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow are among the cities that face the biggest water stress.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

June 26, 2014
World Water Council President Benedito Braga said the biggest risk for conflict is predicted around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile River basins.
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Half of fracking wells in water-stressed areas

February 12, 2014
According to a new report by green investment group Ceres, hydraulic fracturing is fueling demand for water that many areas in the United States are unable to meet, since they are already water-stressed.
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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

January 17, 2014
MIT researchers estimate that by 2050 as many as 5 billion people will be affected by water scarcity to at least some extent.
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Increasing water stress threatens US, study warns

October 8, 2013
The United States is facing a serious water supply problem, researchers from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder have warned.
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