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  • Businesses fear water scarcity risks: Survey Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    The dried cracked bed of the Qaraoun artificial lake is seen in West Bekaa, Lebanon, Sept. 19, 2014.

    Businesses say their growth plans could be seriously threatened by a lack of water availability. And the the threat could become real within a year.

  • Despite water bond, Calif drought relief elusive Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 11:53 AM ET
    Dry cracked earth is visible on the banks of Shasta Lake at Bailey Cove in Lakehead, Calif.

    A bond measure to fund water projects in California easily passed Tuesday. But what might not be so easy is getting relief from the state's drought.

  • LONDON, Nov 4- UBS lost a multi-million dollar court battle on Tuesday against Germany's Leipzig water authority KWL over complex derivatives, although the judge said neither side had emerged from the saga with credit. UBS and two other banks claimed that KWL owed them roughly 350 million euros after complex derivatives contracts went sour in the wake of the...

  • Meet the water cops     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports who the water cops are in California amid the terrible drought, and what the violations are.

  • Industry most impacted by drought     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    A look at the most unlikely industry being affected by a drought, with CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • *China water woes: http://graphics.thomsonreuters.com/14/chinawater/index. html. SINGAPORE, Oct 16- Small towns and rural areas in China are a huge opportunity for water companies and investors because their infrastructure lags that of big cities, a senior executive of Beijing Enterprises Water Group told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.

  • Matt Damon's clean water quest     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:56 AM ET

    Actor Matt Damon, and Gary White, Water.org co-founder, discuss corporate partners helping provide people with loans to pay for clean water solutions.

  • Clean water awareness     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Gary White, Water.org co-founder, discusses the global effort to provide safe water internationally and offer micro loans for poor people to buy toilets.

  • CEO focuses on global sanitation crisis     Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    Jay Gould, American Standard Brands CEO, discusses his company pledge to provide safe sanitation to help improve the quality of life around the world.

  • DETROIT, Sept 22- A federal bankruptcy judge on Monday heard testimony from low-income families in Detroit who say they suffered hardships when the city cut off their water with no warning and are suing to prevent such shutoffs from happening again.

  • A deal Detroit reached last week with Oakland, Wayne and Macomb counties creates a regional water and sewer authority, but allows Detroit to maintain control of its local system.

  • California's water rules: Easing or aiding drought? Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:56 AM ET
    A digital traffic sign informs travelers southbound on Interstate Highway 5 to conserve water, as they pass through Del Mar, Calif.

    California has finally adapted new regulations when it comes to groundwater usage. But some experts say they will have no effect on the drought.

  • Drought is so bad, change California flag: Group Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    A tongue-in-cheek effort to replace the bear on California's state flag with a camel is really meant to show just how serious the drought has become.

  • California's new desalination plant     Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    A $1 billion desalination plant being built in San Diego County will use two gallons of sea water to make one gallon of fresh water. CNBC's Jane Wells says this will be the largest facility in the Western Hemisphere.

  • Detroit water shutoffs resume     Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on the water shutoffs in Detroit, and whether they're working.

  • California drought can't stop bottled water industry Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    A third year of severe drought in California has dried up water supplies and imposed restrictions. Yet bottled water is still being produced there.

  • Neel Kashkari, (R-Calif.) gubernatorial candidate, provides his take on the nation's economic recovery.

  • 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.