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  • n  binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
  • n  the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    they invaded our territorial waters
    they were sitting by the water's edge
  • n  once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles)
  • n  a facility that provides a source of water
    the town debated the purification of the water supply
    first you have to cut off the water
  • n  liquid excretory product
    the child had to make water
  • n  a liquid necessary for the life of most animals and plants
    he asked for a drink of water
  • v  supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams
  • v  provide with water
    We watered the buffalo
  • v  secrete or form water, as tears or saliva
    My mouth watered at the prospect of a good dinner
    His eyes watered
  • v  fill with tears
    His eyes were watering

  • COVER STORY The Challenges We Face In Johannesburg, leaders will debate what to do about threats to our health, food, water, climate and biodiversity.
  • Experts say public-subsidy schemes often give water to farms and industries for as little as $16 an acre-foot when it's worth as much as $400 to municipal water systems.
  • WATER PURIFIER: Thousands die every day for lack of clean water.
News & Articles

  • Water Management Biggest Risk to China Shale Gas, Bernstein Says
    Water management is the biggest challenge to shale gas development in China amid concern that extraction of the fuel will contaminate drinking supplies, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
    June 14, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Manila Water Seeks Price Increase to Fund Investment Plan
    Manila Water Co. Inc. is seeking to increase rates by 5.83 pesos a cubic meter to help fund its 426 billion-peso ($9.9 billion) capital spending plan until 2037, the provider to half of the Philippine capital said.
    June 14, 2013 - Bloomberg
  • Water Gas and Light rates going up
    Albany Water Gas and Light customers will see an increase in their water bill. Thursday morning the Water Gas and Light board approved the utility's $127 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
    June 13, 2013 - WALB Albany

  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    The president also sought to demonstrate that the government's response has been effective, saying "millions of gallons of oil have already been removed from the water." "Unlike an earthquake or a hurricane, it is not a single event that does...
  • Robert Byrd in The Hindu
    Byrd's foster father was a miner who frequently changed jobs, and Byrd recalled that the family's house was "without electricity, ...... no running water, no telephone, a little wooden outhouse."
  • Edward Markey in BusinessWeek
    The "judge's decision flies in the face of mounting evidence that there are serious safety risks that must be examined with these 33 deep- water rigs before they start drilling again," Markey said.

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