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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.

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

    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
    Industry most impacted by drought

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

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

    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
    Clean water awareness

    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
    CEO focuses on global sanitation crisis

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

  • 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
    California's new desalination plant

    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
    Detroit water shutoffs resume

    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.

  • US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET
    US economy 'living large' on low rates: Kashkari

    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
    How to play water

    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
    Turn in your neighbor with VizSAFE

    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
    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.