Pennsylvania’s Fracked-Up Water Wells

A new study has found that shale drilling and fracking contaminated drinking water wells in Pennsylvania. The study represents the first peer-reviewed paper confirming that fracking can and does contaminate drinking water supplies.

The study discovered that the whitish foam seeping from the faucets and hoses in Bradford county homes was the drilling chemical 2-BE a “foaming agent” known to cause […]

World Catching On to Importance of Blue Economy

Humans have always depended on the “blue” covering most of our planet. Yet only recently have we become more aware of the magnitude of our impacts — and realized what we must do to conserve and be able to continue to benefit from these waters.

It may surprise you to learn that 60% of the world’s oceans are waters that do […]

How To Do Business in A World Running Out of Water

In this context of ever-rising tension over rights and access to clean water, the United Nations Global Compact and the Pacific Institute have issued a Guidance for Companies on Respecting the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation (PDF). The key takeaway for businesses is that water scarcity and resulting human suffering — which can turn into social turmoil reverberating through […]

Global Water Crisis Demands Business and Government Action

You may be surprised to learn that the one issue that keeps the world’s leaders up at night is not weapons of mass destruction or cross-border conflict. It’s not the threat of another fiscal crisis or the spread of infectious diseases. It’s water.

The World Economic Forum announced this week at its annual meeting in Davos that the global water crisis […]