Category: Water

Joris Leverink: Water Politics in the Land of Two Rivers

Source of life, cause for conflict

Amanda Holpuch: Walmart sourcing bottled water from drought-stricken California

Residents who have faced increased water use limits amid fourth year of drought push for greater regulation of water-bottling industry

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Marina Sitrin: Fifteen Years of Community Controlled Water in Cochabamba

Marina Sitrin interviews Marcela Olivera, an activist in Bolivia’s water wars of 2000 and their ongoing legacy

Shepherd Bliss: Big Wine Blasted at North Coast California Gathering

Since it takes about 30 gallons of water to produce one glass of wine, extensive water use by wineries as events centers was a major concern of the gathering

Shepherd Bliss: Big Wine Fails to Dry Farm During California’s Relentless Drought

It is unfair to mandate people and other businesses to conserve water and allow Big Ag and Big Wine to consume as much as they want, for free.

MintPress News Desk: Baltimore Shutting Off Water To Thousands

Baltimore is the latest city to crack down on unpaid residential water bills, despite concerns that the practice violates basic human rights. Meanwhile, the city’s corporate debtors continue to run their taps unaffected.

Andrea Germanos: Communities Are Taking Back Control of Their Water

In communities across the world, people are taking back their water. Cases of remunicipalization—getting what were privatized water and sanitation services back under public control—is the focus of a new book by the Netherlands-based Transnational Institute (TNI), and offers welcome respite from tales of the ever-encroaching reach of corporate power. The trend of remunicipalization is Read more…

Shepherd Bliss: Water or Wine?

California’s Drought & Water Competition

Nadia Prupis: In Dry California, Thirsty Oil and Big-Ag Industries Exempt from Water Regulations

Rather than focusing on urban usage, Brown should go after the industries which contributed the most to the drought

Ragina Johnson: California Is Burning

Why water supplies are drying up in the state that is home to one in eight Americans–and what needs to be done to press for an alternative

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