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

    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
    Trading water, now and in the future

    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
    Water faucet tap

    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
    Big business of desalination

    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
    Two thirds of the world without clean water

    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
    Tracking water trends with American Water CEO

    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
    Matt Damon: Confident in Water.org's success

    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
    How to invest in water

    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.

  • Veolia: Why mining and metals sectors is big for us

    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
    Beer trying to conserve water

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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
    Port of New Orleans reopens

    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
    West Virginia water safe?

    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
    Matt Damon's quest for clean water awareness

    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
    Polar vortex business impact

    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.