A broad-ranging review and assessment of the world water situation reveals four key and underlying themes which seem to appear repeatedly – and which are likely to influence and drive many of the more specific trends and developments that we’re likely to see in the water industry in the future. Read More
Today, global demands for food, energy, and shelter are putting unprecedented pressure on the resources of the planet. Water is at the heart of this crisis. Read More
In Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed Oklahoma's ability to enact legislation trumping water allocation agreements in the Red River Compact. Because similar language is included in compacts around the nation, the decision could have a ripple effect on a series of major cities.
In the classic film Casablanca
(1942), Rick, played by Humphrey Bogart, and the French Captain Renault, played by Claude Rains, have the following exchange related to water.
Captain Renault: “What in heaven’s name brought you to Casablanca?”
Rick: “My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.”
Captain Renault: “The waters? What waters? We’re in the desert.”
Rick: “I was misinformed.”
What in heaven’s name brought so many Americans to the arid west, and even parts of the south and southeast, in numbers which stretch the available water resources to the point that rivers are sucked dry before running to the sea? Were they misinformed? Read More
Water shortages can threaten regional economic stability and public health. But threats exist even in water-rich areas of our country: the nation’s water infrastructure – the pipes and systems that transport and treat our water – is at severe risk. Read More