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Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Shortlists 2012 Projects
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Five projects bringing safe water and sanitation in final race for 1st and 2nd prize The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced on June 12, highlighting five innovative ideas to provide sustainable access to safe water and sanitation... Read More

New Ceres Report Tracks Corporate Sustainability Efforts
Posted on 12 Jun 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson . This report, Gaining Ground - Corporate Progress on the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability (report), evaluates how well 613 of the largest, publicly traded U.S. companies are integrating sustainability into their business systems... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

New EPA Report On Water’s Economic Value
Posted on 26 Dec 2013 by E. Lynn Grayson

EPA has released a new report The Importance of Water to the U.S. Economy addressing the total economic value of water resources. According to the report, the economic value of water will rise, and decision-makers in both the private and the public sectors... Read More

Water Resources Legislation Could Lead to Increase of U.S. Water P3s
Posted on 30 Jun 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Brian Walsh, William C. Rhodes, Lee A. Storey, Steve T. Park, and Christopher R. Sullivan President Obama recently signed into law the Water Resources and Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers... Read More

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Seeks Proposals to Further Access to Safe Water and Improved Sanitation
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Leading information provider Reed Elsevier will award $75,000 to two innovative projects that provide access to safe water and improved sanitation to communities where it is presently at risk. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 900... Read More

New Report Concludes Water Will Impact Business Growth
Posted on 15 Jul 2014 by E. Lynn Grayson

A new report "Bridging Concern with Action: Are U.S. Companies Prepared for Looming Water Challenges?" by VOX Global and Pacific Institute concludes 60% of companies surveyed believe water is poised to affect business growth and profitability... Read More

Water Scarcity Challenges Headed To Supreme Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block Three petitions have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a recent 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional water... Read More

Marten Law: Climate Change Ushers in New Era of Uncertainty for Water Resource Management
Posted on 6 Dec 2011 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

By Douglas MacDougal and Dustin Till, Marten Law PLLC Excerpt: Scientists are seeing more climate change impacts on water availability-particularly in those areas dependent upon glacial and snow meltwater for agriculture. As water becomes available... Read More

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Shortlists 2012 Projects
Posted on 14 Jun 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Five projects bringing safe water and sanitation in final race for 1st and 2nd prize The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced on June 12, highlighting five innovative ideas to provide sustainable access to safe water and... Read More

Water Scarcity Challenges Headed To Supreme Court
Posted on 27 Feb 2012 by E. Lynn Grayson

By E. Lynn Grayson, Partner, Jenner & Block Three petitions have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a review of a recent 11 th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that authorized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional water... Read More

Could the Amazon Become a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emitter Rather Than a Sink?
Posted on 3 Apr 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

The Amazon has long been conceived of as a CO2 sink because of its mass of vegetation. Researchers are now concerned that drought and deforestation may make it a net emitter. Because of regular measurements of about 100,000 trees, researchers estimate... Read More

Agricultural Food Exports Use a Lot of Water
Posted on 26 May 2012 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

When examining the issue of water shortages and water usage, most of the emphasis is on domestic utilization. Rarely is the issue posed in terms of the impact of trade on water usage. However, such an analysis poses an alternative, and interesting, methodology... Read More

Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge Seeks Proposals to Further Access to Safe Water and Improved Sanitation
Posted on 5 Jan 2012 by LexisNexis Environmental Law Community Staff

Leading information provider Reed Elsevier will award $75,000 to two innovative projects that provide access to safe water and improved sanitation to communities where it is presently at risk. According to the World Health Organization, nearly 900... Read More