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Coverage of water security since March 8, 2021.

Projects enhance Okanagan Valley water protection

"...The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) marked the 15th year of its water conservation and quality improvement (WCQI) grants this week with the awarding of funds to projects throughout the valley that will enhance water security..."

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Moe sees lots of opportunity with irrigation expansion

"...“The importance of a secure, reliable and safe food supply chain is essential for our citizens and for our economy,” Agriculture Minister David Marit said in a release. “The 2021-22 agriculture budget will once again fully fund business risk management programs, provide a record level of per-acre coverage under the Crop Insurance Program, continue last year's record investment in agriculture research, and make important investments in irrigation expansion. ”..."

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Gene editing could help Kenya's valuable tea crop retain its competitive edge

"...Kenya and other parts of East Africa have witnessed various impacts of climate variability that have taken shape in the continent over the years, marked by increasing temperatures, sea level rise, changing precipitation patterns and extreme weather. All of these factors pose a looming threat to human health, food and water security and socioeconomic development..."

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'Below normal' moisture conditions expected in Southern Sask.

"...REGINA -- The Water Security Agency says low snow cover through much of southern Saskatchewan will lead to below normal moisture conditions in the area heading in to spring..."

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Jordan's worsening water crisis a warning for the world

"...Jordan's deepening water crisis offers a glimpse of challenges that loom elsewhere as a result of climate change, population growth, intensifying water use, demographic shocks and heightened competition for water across boundaries, said study co-author and Stanford hydrologist Steve Gorelick, who directs the Global Freshwater Initiative at Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment. The World Health Organization estimates half of humanity may live in water-stressed areas by 2025, and the United Nations anticipates water scarcity could displace 700 million people by 2030..."

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Calgarians rally against open-pit coal mining Saturday

"...“Industry coal projects will cause selenium and other toxic minerals to be released into the headwaters of the Oldman River. Selenium is toxic to fish and wildlife, and can have long-term effects on humans,” it said. “Coal development will not only impact water quality but will affect water security in southern Alberta..."

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Dry conditions in southern Saskatchewan as snow melts

"...Barring an April snowfall, spring runoff in the Saskatoon area are predicted to be around normal. However, the Water Security Agency's Patrick Boyle tells Global News Morning southern Saskatchewan could have a dry start..."

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Strengthening water resources planning in East Africa

"...East Africa is the world's fastest growing region outside of Asia, with an estimated growth of 5% and above over the last decade. Part of this success can likely be attributed to the East Africa Vision 2050, which was launched in 2015 by the Heads of States of the East African Community (EAC) - an intergovernmental organization composed of six countries in the African Great Lakes region in eastern Africa. If the region's rapid development were to continue in a sustainable manner, it will have beneficial impacts for the entire African continent..."

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Gull Lake Asking Residents to Fill Out a Water Survey

"...The Town of Gull Lake is looking for the community's input about their drinking water..."

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Report Highlight: Climate Security and the Strategic Energy Pathway in South Asia

"...Climate change also presents many domestic security challenges for South Asian countries. It threatens food and water security and magnifies natural disasters such as floods, compounded by sea level rise. The recent natural disaster in the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, which killed dozens and destroyed two hydropower plants, offered a tragic glimpse of what an increasingly devastating climate-influenced future looks like..."

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Sask. adds $2M in funds for municipal water management

"...“Increased funding for water management in rural communities will not only help protect essential infrastructure but also help our producers grow Saskatchewan’s economy,” Moe said on Wednesday..."

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Coronach under drinking water advisory after break-in at the water treatment plant

"...REGINA -- Residents in Coronach are being warned to not use tap water after a break-in at the water treatment plant..."

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Senior Policy and Process Engineer (Rainwater and Groundwater Management) - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Works cross-functionally with other City departments, external agencies, developers and community stakeholders to develop and/or implement policies, processes, enabling programs and development requirements that support multiple objectives related to growth servicing, affordability, climate resilience, flood protection, water quality, water security, climate mitigation and adaptation urban design, green jobs, habitat and bio-diversity..."

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When will we run out of fresh water? — Anson Mackay / Serious Science

"...Geographer Anson Mackay on the freshwater resources, planetary boundaries and lake Urmia..."

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Global Water Futures: Water Security for Canadians

"...It is the largest freshwater research program in the world..."

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Water Security — Anson Mackay / Serious Science

"...Geographer Anson Mackay on the ecosystem services, the demands on freshwater around the Earth and the decline in biodiversity..."

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We Can’t Keep Ignoring Climate Change | Earth’s Survival | Spark

"...Thousands of research hours have highlighted potential water security, floods, droughts, all changes are symptoms of a changing climate system that requires a greater understanding..."

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Groundwater System and Climate Change: Present Status and Future Considerations

"...This focus is due to the realization that groundwater is a vital freshwater resource crucial to global food and water security, and is essential in sustaining ecosystems and human adaptation to climate variability and change..."

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Achieving water security’s full goals through better integration of rivers’ diverse and distinct values

"...Accomplishing the diverse objectives bundled under water security—including water quantity and quality, linkages with food security, risk management and ecosystem conservation—will require a more holistic valuing of rivers’ services coupled with policies and mechanisms to maintain and restore those values..."

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Projected changes in extreme precipitation indices from CORDEX simulations over Ethiopia, East Africa

"...Thus, the food and water security situation in the region is highly vulnerable due to the projected changes in the intensity and frequency of climate extremes (droughts and floods)..."

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Computation of groundwater recharge prospect in urban environment for sustainable water security

"...The present work discusses the assessment of groundwater recharge in urban environment of Noida City, National Capital Region (NCR), India, by considering earth observation technology, analytical hierarchical process, and field observation for sustainable aquifer management..."

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Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in Chile

"...Finally, the chapter provides some final perspectives to implement adaptation strategies, understanding linkages between ecosystem services, infrastructure and water security, but also considering the particular characteristics of water governance in Chile..."

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Sensitivity exploration of water balance in scenarios of future changes: a case study in an Andean regulated river basin

"...This study aimed to explore the sensitive of water balance in water resources systems due to future changes of climate, land use and water use..."

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Quantifying water provision service supply, demand and spatial flow for land use optimization: A case study in the YanHe watersh

"...The explicit quantification and spatial mapping of the ecosystem service (ES) supply and demand associated with land use changes can provide relevant insights for enhancing land management..."

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Groundwater contamination in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries: a review

"...Such a deterioration of groundwater quality could affect water security in the region, including human health and the ecosystem..."

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Assessment of water security under climate change for the large watershed of Dorudzan Dam in southern Iran

"...Groundwater exploitation is currently unsustainable in all aquifers of the study area and climate change will further decrease the available groundwater, leading to intensification of the water crisis..."

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Hydrogeochemical baseline in a human-altered landscape of the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica

"...Groundwater pollution in tropical and human-altered coastal landscapes is receiving novel attention due to decreasing in annual recharge as a consequence of recurrent droughts and overexploitation, whereby saline intrusion, point and diffuse source contamination, and water conflicts are common denominators..."

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Ensuring Domestic Water Security for Cities Under Rapid Urbanisation and Climate Change Risks

"...This ultimately results in a number of water-related problems, such as the lack of provision of an adequate water supply and improper sanitation, degradation of ecosystems and stormwater management failures..."

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Managing aquifer recharge with multi-source water to realize sustainable management of groundwater resources in Jinan, China

"...Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is an important approach to address water security, water quality decline, ground subsidence, and aquifer degradation..."

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