A list of news and blog posts and other web items we stumbled upon in the past week…
- Water scarcity in Yemen: the country’s forgotten conflict (The Guardian) – Nearly half of Yemenis struggling daily for clean water and their is a prediction that the capital could run out of water by 2017.
- US Forest Service investigates expired Nestle permit (San Francisco Chronicle) – Nestle’s permit to pump water from a forest in Southern California and bottle it for sale expired in 1988, and with the growing drought environmentalists are raising concerns about the lack of government oversight.
- The Growing Potential for Water Wars (International Policy Digest) – Attempts to describe the reasons behind the “public imagination” of potential “war over water.”
- Carlsbad desalination project nears completion (U-T San Diego) – The nearly $1 billion desalination project is expected to provide 7 to 10 percent of San Diego County’s drinking water supply by the end of the year.
Contributed by Shafik Islam, Hojjat Mianabadi, and Molly Greer