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Food Security Requires New Approach to Water

Published on Saturday, May 24, 2008 by Inter Press Service
Food Security Requires New Approach to Water

by Thalif Deen

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - The ongoing food crisis, characterized by growing shortages and rising prices of staple commodities, has far reaching implications for the world's scarce water resources, says a new study released here.

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Ground Water Litigation Passes Major Hurdle

Willows, CA – Judge Donald Cole Byrd of Glenn County Superior Court ruled today that Butte Environmental Council’s documents to augment the record are all admissible in a California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit against Glenn Colusa Irrigation District. BEC feels the documents are necessary to fully describe the GCID project and the potential harm to the ground water basin, agriculture, residential and municipal wells, fisheries, and terrestrial habitat.

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Water, the new oil, takes centre stage


Film looks at who owns it. Quantity is diminishing, Maude Barlow says

KATHERINE MONK, Canwest News Service

Published: 15 hours ago

Just when you thought gasoline might be the most precious liquid on Earth, along comes water, tastelessly crowding the geo-

political stage with its own see-through brand of urgency. According to filmmaker Irena Salina and Canadian activist and author Maude Barlow, the world could run out of drinking water in our lifetime.

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Glaser named BOR Mid-Pacific regional director


Donald R. Glaser has been named the new Mid-Pacific regional director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Save the Date... May 29, 2008

Water Industry’s Role in Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Promoting Energy Savings

Monday, May 29, 2008

1:00 p.m.

North Coast Water Quality Control Board
5550 Skylane Boulevard, Suite A
Santa Rosa, California 95403
Phone (707) 576-2225

Hosted by: The Water Energy Climate Action Team

Agenda: State Legislative Update
Local updates
Public Discourse

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Lloyd G. Carter: A California water story of individual tenacity


From the Sacramento Bee...

Lloyd G. Carter: A California water story of individual tenacity
By Lloyd G. Carter - Special to The Bee
Published 12:00 am PDT Friday, April 25, 2008
Story appeared in EDITORIALS section, Page B7

You have to give 75-year-old Felix Smith of Carmichael credit for tenacity.

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Dorothy Green and Carla Bard: Profiting From a Public Resource

This precious commodity belongs to all of us, but some demand the right to sell it for unwarranted gain.


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