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  • Finding opportunities in water stocks: Analyst Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET
    A sign warns of algae infestation at Maumee Bay State Park, August 4, 2014 in Oregon, Ohio.

    Problems with the water supply in Toledo, Ohio, highlight the need for improvement in water infrastructure. Here's how one analyst would play it.

  • How to play water     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    Often Americans take the price and value of water for granted, explains Tim Winter, Gabelli & Company head of utility research, in discussing how to play water utilities.

  • Turn in your neighbor with VizSAFE     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    Usage on smartphone application VizSAFE has grown 150 percent in the last month, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. VizSAFE allows users to turn in their neighbor for using too much water.

  • Worst California drought crisis spreads Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    An American flag is displayed on a dead lawn in front of a home on July 18, 2014 in Fremont, California. As the severe drought in California continues to worsen, the State's landscape and many resident's lawns are turning brown due to lack of rain and the discontinuation of watering.

    New data reveals California's crippling drought conditions have never been worse. NBCNews reports.

  • Drought costing California     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    Over 80 percent of California is now in extreme or exceptional drought. CNBC's Jane Wells reports UC Davis predicts this will cost the state $2.2 billion.

  • Trading water, now and in the future     Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 6:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Patti Domm discusses the controversial topic of trading water and what the future of that commodity may look like.

  • Why your water bill will likely increase Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new survey of 368 water utility companies across the country shows that 66 percent of them are not generating enough revenue to cover their costs.

  • Big business of desalination     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    As demand grows, Mark Lambert, IDE Americas CEO, discusses what percentage of the worlds' drinking water will come from sea water desalination.

  • Drought vs. legislatures: Drought is winning Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 11:38 AM ET
    Lake Mendocino, one of two major water storage lakes on the Russian River, is nearly empty on January 24, 2014, near Ukiah, California.

    Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.

  • Two thirds of the world without clean water     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 1:20 AM ET

    Access to clean water and sanitation is still very sparse says Benedito Braga, president of World Water Council, adding that while cost is restrictive, political will also needs to improve.

  • 'New normal': No one escapes pain in drought areas Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 3:58 PM ET
    A tractor plows a field in Firebaugh, Calif.  The farmer had 20 percent of his almond trees removed because he doesn't have access to enough water to keep them watered.

    Analysts say farmers, businesses and consumers are all going to feel the effect of the drought hammering the West.

  • Susan Story discusses her vision for the nation's largest publicly traded water utility and the impact of California's drought.

  • Matt Damon: Confident in Water.org's success     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    Water.org founders Matt Damon and CEO Gary White discuss their efforts to tackle the clean water crisis around the world. Damon also weighs in on rumors of playing "Aquaman."

  • BEIJING, April 18- A French utility blamed by China for failing to maintain water quality standards said on Friday it is not responsible for polluting tap water with a cancer-causing chemical.

  • DETROIT, April 17- The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has revived the idea of a regional water authority and also suggested the city may need court oversight after it emerges from bankruptcy.

  • The order by Judge Steven Rhodes comes after Detroit said in a court filing earlier this week that it had dropped the concept of a Great Lakes Water Authority from its plan to adjust $18 billion of debt and other obligations and exit from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

  • The lawsuit, filed on Monday afternoon, sought civil damages, a public apology and data from water quality testing in the past year from Lanzhou Veolia Water Co., a local unit of French firm Veolia Environment, according to the Modern Jinbao newspaper, citing Wu Tianying, one of the Lanzhou residents who filed the suit.

  • How to invest in water     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 11:40 AM ET

    Sarbjit Nahal of BofA Merrill Lynch says that within a few years, demand for water will exceed supply. He advises on how to invest in the sector.

  • Philippe Capron, CFO of Veolia Environment, says waste water treatment in the mining and metals sector is "promising and lucrative."

  • Beermakers try to conserve water     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Sara Eisen reports MillerCoors is changing its brewing process so it can rely less on water.