Water Access Vital to US Foreign Interests, Congress Told

Sept. 13, 2015 - Access to water is critical to a secure world, subcommittees of the House Foreign Affairs Committee was told. More than 200 armed conflicts in recent history have been fought, at least in part, because of disputes about water, the committee was informed at a hearing last week. Watch the video at full story.

Lawsuits Quickly Follow EPA's New Water Regulation

States are forming coalitions to challenge the EPA's new "Waters of the United States" Rule, filing four lawsuits to overturn the regulation.

The Waters Rule would specifically give EPA jurisdiction over smaller streams that the EPA says are connected to larger water supplies. The states say the Federal government is intruding on state powers.

The story include maps showing the states challenging the rule and the number of people get drinking water from smaller streams.

Saudis to Build World's Largest Solar Seawater Desalination Plant

Saudi Arabia initiated a project to building the world's largest solar desalination plant. The plant, on the Persian Gulf coast at Al Khafji City, will produce 60,000 cubic meters of water daily when the plant begins operation in 2017. The Spanish firm Abengoa will integrate the solar panels into the plant's system.