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Inadequate public water infrastructure and climate change have created an opening in Nepal and elsewhere for private operations delivering water (often low quality or contaminated) at exorbitant prices to desperate people. It's the emergence of an ecosystem of vested interests both on the private side (growing monopoly over water access) ...Read More
"The Earth is a watery place. In fact, 71 percent of our planet is covered in water. Despite this, one in nine people do not have access to safe drinking water – that’s around 785 million people" With this new technology, a future where water is accessible to everyone ...Read More
"The Green River, a tributary of the Colorado that runs through Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado, is a typically acute case. Split between an upper and lower basin, its water is used by seven states. Those upstream in Wyoming attempt to pull out as much water as possible before the hungry ...Read More
Next time you drink tap water, think Aquafina. On Friday, the Pepsi corporation admitted that its Aquafina bottled water is not purified water or spring water, but simply plain old tap water. The company will now be forced to change the labeling of the brand to reflect that it is ...Read More
"A weak monsoon and years of draining groundwater have parched Chennai, a city of nearly five million people on the southeastern coast of India."
Nestle sold $7.7 billion dollars worth of bottled water last year, making it the world’s largest bottled water company. They bought Michigan Republicans off and took fresh water in western Michigan. States such as Maine and Texas operate under a remarkably lax rule from the 1800s called “absolute ...Read More