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Beijing residents recycle water after price hike

Since a major price hike in May, household water consumption in the Chinese capital city has declined by 0.17 cubic meters daily, or an average drop of 2 liters per person.
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IChemE calls for global action to cut water usage in food production

More needs to be done to reduce the amount of water used in food production, according to the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
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Scarce water supplies drive wastewater treatment market in mining industry

As the mining industry moves further into areas with scarce natural water sources, the global water and wastewater market in the industry is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.69 percent from 2014 to 2018.
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PepsiCo unveils water monitoring tool

PepsiCo has partnered with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to develop a tool that can be used to forecast the availability of freshwater in water-scarce regions.
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Water scarcity could lead to political conflicts, expert warns

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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Global demand for water to outstrip supply by 2030, report warns

By 2030, global demand for water is projected to outstrip supply by as much as 40 percent, which would lead to dramatic political and sociological developments.
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Texas to look into desalination options

Texas is considering desalination as a possible way out of the water scarcity crisis it is facing due to extensive drought.
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California faces severe water crisis

California is in the midst of a serious drought problem and farmers and small businesses are likely to take the heaviest blow.
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Researchers predict future of water stress, scarcity

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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Florida should explore desalination options, expert says

Florida needs to focus on desalination and invest in projects that could turn seawater into freshwater as it is facing a serious water scarcity problem.
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