Water Shortages

Country 'Needlessly' Running Short Of Water

Posted 01.05.2012 | UK

A union representing water workers has called for an inquiry into the closure of more than 20 reservoirs in recent years in parts of the country most ...

Conserving Fresh Water Will Require Global Collaboration

Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber

A great irony of living on the "Blue Planet" is that while over 70% of the Earth's surface is covered in water, humans can only use less than one percent of it easily.

Dealing With Water Shortages: A Lesson From Western Australia

Tim Leunig | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

I recently wrote a paper outlining an alternative to the hosepipe ban. I proposed that rather than impose a crude universal hosepipe ban, water companies should incentivise business users to use less water, and if necessary charge households that use particularly high amounts of water more per unit.