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Water Privatization: Let’s Cut the Hysteria

  In an editorial published this week in Nature, Frederick Kaufman, a journalism professor at the City University of New York, cries out against the perils of a global water futures market. He cautions that “Financial forecasters perceive that much like traditionally traded commodities — precious metals, for example — the useable water of the…

Australia Takes a Bold Step To Shape its Water Future

Rains have returned to Australia’s drought-stricken Murray-Darling River Basin, with some parts of the watershed getting their first decent drink in a decade. But the region is nonetheless forging ahead with an effort few in the world have had the courage to undertake: asking farmers and communities to adapt to a future with less water…