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  • 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.

  • Tracking water trends with American Water CEO  Monday, 19 May 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    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."

  • 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.

  • Why Veolia is diversifying into mining and metals  Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    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.