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Making the most of precious water in Morocco

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

Morocco is at the forefront of eking the best out of poor soils and a harsh climate where water is scarce, and is boosting its rural agriculture with innovative, environmentally-friendly projects

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Obama drinks water in Flint to 'show it's safe'

US President Barack Obama has visited Flint, Michigan, after receiving a letter from an eight-year-old resident who was concerned about the city’s

US President Barack Obama has visited Flint, Michigan, after receiving a letter from an eight-year-old resident who was concerned about the city’s

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Four million people face hunger from Zimbabwe drought

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

The number of people facing hunger in Zimbabwe due to drought has risen from three to four million, according to estimates. The UN children’s agency

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India: Deal struck to end deadly Jat protests

A deal has been struck to end deadly protests, which have paralysed a northern state in India and cut water supplies to Delhi’s 20 million residents

A deal has been struck to end deadly protests, which have paralysed a northern state in India and cut water supplies to Delhi’s 20 million residents

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Water-powered motorbike brainchild of Brazilian civil servant

A Brazilian inventor has created a garage made electrical and water-powered motorcycle which he claims can travel up to 500 kilometres on just one litre of water.

A Brazilian inventor has created a garage made electrical and water-powered motorcycle which he claims can travel up to 500 kilometres on just one litre of water.

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The big bag theory: a cheap and innovative way to transport fresh water

Fresh water is abundant in some areas of our planet, and scarce in others. We can transport fresh water by sea to help those in need, but that's expensive. Can we make it affordable? One possible solu

Fresh water is abundant in some areas of our planet, and scarce in others. We can transport fresh water by sea to help those in need, but that's expensive. Can we make it affordable? One possible solu

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Takeaway: the big bag theory

This plastic bag can save lives and help the environment It’s designed to transport fresh water across the sea Fresh water supply is vital in

This plastic bag can save lives and help the environment It’s designed to transport fresh water across the sea Fresh water supply is vital in

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The Red Cross on negotiation and morphing conflicts

Peter Maurer is President of the International Committee of the Red Cross he spoke to euronews reporter, Chris Cummins, about the changing nature of

Peter Maurer is President of the International Committee of the Red Cross he spoke to euronews reporter, Chris Cummins, about the changing nature of

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#Flushgate: Montreal's controversial sewage dump begins

Montreal begins a controversial eight-billion-litre sewage dump into its river. The city says it's the most environmentally-friendly option.

Montreal begins a controversial eight-billion-litre sewage dump into its river. The city says it's the most environmentally-friendly option.

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Lebanese government moves to end weeks of street protests

Lebanon’s government agreed to a plan late on Wednesday that it hopes will end weeks of street protests in Beirut over its failure to deal with a

Lebanon’s government agreed to a plan late on Wednesday that it hopes will end weeks of street protests in Beirut over its failure to deal with a

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Water stress expected to soar, warns World Resources report

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute

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Waiting for water in Mali

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

In the north east of Mali, irregular rainfall and political instability has meant basics like water are becoming scarce. In the town of Kidal, the

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Back to nature for the swimming pools of the future

This is what the public siwmming pool of the future might look like, 100% natural, no chemicals, only plants and crystal clear water. Natural

This is what the public siwmming pool of the future might look like, 100% natural, no chemicals, only plants and crystal clear water. Natural

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Helping farms produce more crops with less water

Is it possible – in agriculture – to produce more with less water? That’s the aim of a European research project taking place in Bologna, Italy

Is it possible – in agriculture – to produce more with less water? That’s the aim of a European research project taking place in Bologna, Italy

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Do you know: can crops grow without water?

Adriano Battilani, Agronomist and scientific researcher at Consorzio di bonifica per il Canale emiliano-romagnolo, talks about how important is a

Adriano Battilani, Agronomist and scientific researcher at Consorzio di bonifica per il Canale emiliano-romagnolo, talks about how important is a

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How to solve the water scarcity problem?

Cheap resources may be over soon, and fresh water is likely to become a subject of most serious disputes between its various users. DECHEMA’s

Cheap resources may be over soon, and fresh water is likely to become a subject of most serious disputes between its various users. DECHEMA’s

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Rio de Janeiro: Water quality causes a stink ahead of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro’s governor has admitted that a pledge to clean up waterways ahead of next year’s Olympic Games will not be fully met. It comes as

Rio de Janeiro’s governor has admitted that a pledge to clean up waterways ahead of next year’s Olympic Games will not be fully met. It comes as

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Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan sign deal on Nile dam

There was camaraderie in Khartoum as the leaders of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia celebrated a deal designed to ease fears that a controversial new dam

There was camaraderie in Khartoum as the leaders of Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia celebrated a deal designed to ease fears that a controversial new dam

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Thousands protest in Dublin over controversial water charges

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Dublin as anger boils over new water charges. Households in the Republic of Ireland are set to

Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Dublin as anger boils over new water charges. Households in the Republic of Ireland are set to

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Cleaner, greener shower could save hundreds of euros a year

In space, astronauts go for long periods of time without a fresh supply of water. Floating in a capsule in outer space, they wash and drink from the

In space, astronauts go for long periods of time without a fresh supply of water. Floating in a capsule in outer space, they wash and drink from the

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Algae threatens drinking water in Ohio

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

Dangerously high levels of toxins from algae have left 500,000 people in the state of Ohio without safe drinking water. Blue green algae on Lake

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Mauritania: Water crisis in Nouakchott

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania, is a town built around a well of the same name, where camel herders used to go and water their flock

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Is it safe? Seeking a universal test for fresh water

Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take

Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water. As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take

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Do you know: can water kill you?

This is not an excuse to only drink alcohol beverage and stop showering. The fact is that an estimated 100 million Europeans lack safe and reliable

This is not an excuse to only drink alcohol beverage and stop showering. The fact is that an estimated 100 million Europeans lack safe and reliable

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Water test for European Citizens' Initiative

Coming under scrutiny in this edition of U-talk is the European Citizens' Initiative. Our question comes from Marie in Paris who asks: “Brussels

Coming under scrutiny in this edition of U-talk is the European Citizens' Initiative. Our question comes from Marie in Paris who asks: “Brussels