Initiatives in Other Countries

3rd Aquawareness Stakeholder meeting enriched by

Participants from science, European institutions, research funding agencies and the private sector called on politicians to force integrated research in the water sector, on researchers for launching joint initiatives and for looking behind the water cycle.

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Google Brings Water Data to Life

Google Labs launched Fusion Tables, a powerful new online research and data organizing tool that makes it much easier to share and navigate the world’s digital science and technical archives.

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“Beyond the Fenceline” describes new way for business to think about water

Companies around the world have been working for decades to manage their own water use and wastewater discharge. Now, as freshwater becomes increasingly scarce, and amid mounting competition between communities, industries, agriculture and ecosystems for finite resources, there is growing awareness that “to manage water globally, you need to know the water situation locally”.

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‘Global Water Tool’ will help companies manage water use

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) officially launched its Global Water Tool during World Water Week in Stockholm on 15 August 2007. It's a free and easy-to-use tool for companies and organizations to map their water use and assess risks relative to their global operations and supply chains.

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Supply from the sea: Exploring ocean desalination

This article provides a brief overview of ocean desalination, including a discussion of global and domestic trends, a comparison of technologies, a summary of the economics, and an overview of implementation considerations.

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