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  • 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.

  • Stock picks in water business     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    The business of water could boost your portfolio. CNBC's Dominic Chu provides insight into a few stocks for those looking to get in.

  • Water wells on the rise     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on the big business of drilling for water.

  • Drought slows down fracking     Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at how the drought across the western part of the country is impacting the oil industry.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    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.

  • Port of New Orleans reopens     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    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.

  • West Virginia water safe?     Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports why the water crisis in West Virginia is far from over.

  • Matt Damon's quest for clean water awareness     Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    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.

  • Polar vortex business impact     Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:18 AM ET

    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.