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.» Read More
Legislation proposed to ease the hardships caused by the severe drought may be too little too late.
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.
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.
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.
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."
CNBC's Sara Eisen reports MillerCoors is changing its brewing process so it can rely less on water.
CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the big business of drilling for water.
The business of water could boost your portfolio. CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight into a few stocks for those looking to get in.
CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.
California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.
The Port of New Orleans is back in business after the coast guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans CEO says the coast guard did an excellent job.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.
Actor Matt Damon, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, discuss why they are talking to world leaders about the importance of providing safe drinking water for over 780 million people on the planet.
Madison, Wis., is experiencing wind chills in the 40 below range. Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison discusses the economic impact of the arctic freeze and how it is affecting day-to-day business.