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A Solar Startup to Help Us Off Our Dependency of Water Bottles

“The Zero Mass Water system, Source, can operate off grid. Its “hydropanels” build on the principle of hygroscopy — the science of water vapor. It’s the same process that inspires some of us to add rice to salt mills in humid climates, where it keeps the spice from clumping together. The thermodynamics provided by the […]

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Helping the Water Crisis, One Person at a Time

“Sandra Postel, director of the Global Water Policy Project and former National Geographic Society Freshwater Fellow, demystifies humanity’s obsession with water in her new book Replenish. When National Geographic caught up with her in New Mexico, she explained how people are coming up with innovative ways to conserve water before we run dry.”  –  Click here to learn more

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Jordan’s Water Crisis is Indicative of the World

“Without drastic action, many Jordanians may share his plight. The Jordan River, the country’s lone waterway, is dirty and depleted, while some of its aquifers have been pumped almost beyond repair.” – Click here to learn more

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Solar Energy Might be the Solution the Water Crisis

“…thousands of social entrepreneurs have surfaced to develop solutions to solve the water crisis. Among them is Manik Jolly –  Founder and CEO of Grassroots and Rural Innovative Development Pvt Ltd (GRID). With experience in the Indian Army, and at SunEdison, the World Bank, and Deloitte, Jolly used GRID as a platform to design a solar solution that can be replicated and scaled […]

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US Water Crisis Goes Beyond Flint

“While Flint made headlines two years ago when 12 people died due to high lead levels in the city’s water, more than 1,000 water systems across the US have drinking water that fails safety standards for lead.”   – Click here to learn more

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This 11 Year Old Girl Wants to Stop the World Water Crisis

“Last month, Gitanjali earned the top prize at the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge after she presented her invention – a portable device that can test for lead in water – to a panel of scientists and school administrators from around the country. The water crisis in Flint, Mich., spurred her work.” – Click here to […]

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Water Mission is Cleaning up to Solve the World Water Crisis

“Hand in hand with water safety is the issue of proper sanitation. A lack of resources, infrastructure, and education often means that practices like open defecation or poor hand-washing further threaten a community’s already precarious water supply. Water Mission, an engineering nonprofit that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions in […]

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The Water Crisis Affects the Entire World

“Although water covers 70% of the earth’s surface, only 3% is fresh and two-thirds of that is frozen or unavailable for human consumption. What remains would, if carefully managed, satisfy the needs of the burgeoning world population, but clean water is unevenly dispersed.” Click here to learn more

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Our Apparel Industry Impacts the World Water Supply Greatly

“Making one cotton suit, according to Guli, uses as much as 14,763 liters of water. A cotton shirt uses 3,690 liters. The water that went into making your mobile phone was as much as 912 liters.”  Click here to learn more

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World Water Crisis Still Looms

“The human population has been projected to grow by 3 billion in the next 50 to 75 years. This additional strain on our water resources will increase the odds our remaining fresh water supply will become polluted.” Click here to learn more

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Will Desalination Save Cape Town’s Potential Water Crisis?

The city has recently come under fire for the way it has handled proposals to provide an alternative water supply – from drilling its aquifers and boreholes‚ to building desalination plants.  But senior lecturer and expert in water-sensitive urban design at the University of Cape Town‚ Tom Sanya‚ said that not enough was known about […]

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Puerto Rico Facing Water Crisis After Hurricane

“After the hurricane, thousands of homes in Puerto Rico were left without drinking water. In stores, it sells out in the blink of an eye. The hurricane was on Sept. 20, but today only about 64 percent, or 800,000, of the subscribers get water, according to the director of the Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (AAA), […]

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Could Pulling Water From Thin Air Solve Our Water Crisis?

“In an ever-changing world with an ever-changing climate, water is integral to prevent widespread conflict. But how can we ensure that everyone get their fair share? As part of our Grand Ideas follow-up series, we reached back out to our panel and asked them to nominate solutions to the looming challenges facing the world. One […]

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Lagos’ Initiative is an Example to Follow During this World Water Crisis

“Considering the efforts and strategies put in place by the State in addressing the dreaded global water scarcity, Lagos is likely to have excess water by 2020. Therefore, there is no gainsaying the fact that with the proactive measure being undertaken by Governor Ambode, water shortage in Lagos State is well on its way out.” […]

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10 Disturbing Facts About the World Water Crisis

“‘Our report shows just how crucial water management is becoming to our cities,’ said CDP’s head of water Morgan Gillespy. ‘We are seeing critical shifts in leadership from cities and companies in response to the very real threat of flooding, for example, to local economies…’” Click here to learn more

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One Man’s Efforts to Solve the Water Crisis

“Today, thanks to Thirst Project and similar organizations, the number of people without access to safe and clean water has been reduced from 1.1 billion to 663 million. And Maxwell isn’t stopping anytime soon. ‘We believe wholeheartedly that we’ll see the end of this issue, not just in our lifetime, but like, in the next […]

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Water Crisis Potentially Destroying Iranian Civilization

“While Iran, located in an arid area of the world, is facing serious water issues, the country’s environment chief sees the nation’s ancient civilization at risk due to high level of water consumption. ‘If Iran fails to reduce the level of water consumption, its 8,000 year-old civilization will be destroyed,’ Isa Kalantari, the new chief […]

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7 Reasons We’re In A Global Water Crisis

“Droughts in Somalia. Water rationing in Rome. Flooding in Jakarta. It doesn’t take a hydrologist to realize that there is a growing global water crisis. Each August, water experts, industry innovators and researchers gather in Stockholm for World Water Week to tackle the planet’s most pressing water issues. What are they up against this year? Here’s a quick rundown on […]

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World Must Wake Up to Growing Water Crisis

“More than one-third of humanity is water-stressed every year or season, while drought crises are on the rise from California to Ethiopia as the planet warms, said Fred Boltz, who leads The Rockefeller Foundation’s work on science and environment.” Click here to learn more

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The Look of a Global Water Crisis

“The world is currently experiencing a water crisis, where nearly 800 million people live without safe water and a further 2.5 billion people live without basic sanitation. The social, health and economic impacts of numbers as large as these affect entire communities all over the globe.” Click here to learn more

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Flint Still a Major Water Crisis

“Flint’s continuing water crisis is back in the news again as it moves through the judicial system. On July 28th, the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed previous decisions by U.S. District Judge John Corbett O’Meara, who dismissed two suits related to the water crisis.” Click here to learn more

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Drought in California Leading to Water Wars

“WATER is more precious than gold in one American state, and it could run out after suffering through five years of drought. California is in the midst of a water war, with locals in thirsty cities battling big corporations to turn on the taps.” Click here to learn more

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Rome in the Midst of a Water Crisis

“Italian health minister Beatrice Lorenzin has warned that the prospect of water rationing in drought-hit Rome could pose a public health risk, as the capital’s water emergency becomes an increasingly political issue.” Click here to learn more

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7 Things That Happen When You Don’t Drink Water

“To raise awareness and make proactive changes to altering the devastating water crisis in the world, the United Nations General Assembly officially launched the World Water Day in 1993 — a day that is marked around the world on March 22 every year.” Click here to learn more

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India’s Water Crisis is Affecting Their Energy Supplies

“The 1,130 MW Parli power station in Maharashtra state has been shut down since July 2015 due to a lack of water. In 2010, Maharashtra’s state-owned utility, MahaGenco, also had to shut down several units of the 2,340 MW Chandrapur Thermal Power Station due to the impact of drought. This led to power outages across the populous state. […]

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The Root of the California Drought

“This is not just a problem for people with private wells, like the Garcias. Across California more than 1.5 million people rely on drinking water from a community system that has a water quality violation that could impact public health, according to an estimate by the state using 2015 data. But that number fails to capture the complexity of the problem.” […]

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Consumers Agree that Businesses Must Help with Water Crisis

“The challenge, [Switzer] said, is making sure there is enough water to service everything. Can it serve all the people, the industries, the environmental demands? ‘If we manage the system appropriately, the answer is yes,’ Switzer said. ‘Whatever change happens, as long as it is equitable across the board so that it applies to all […]

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Torrey, Utah Declares State of Emergency After it Runs out of Water

“…the town’s drinking water could become contaminated each time the system is shut down. Though there is no indication of contamination thus far, the portion of the town that does have water is under a boil order. Commercial food service has been shut down and hotel guests are not allowed to brush their teeth.”  Click here to […]

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NASA Satellites Might Be Key to Solving Middle-East Water Crisis

“For at least six of the past 10 years, Ali Saed, a farmer, grew no crops. The rain in his little corner of northern Iraq was too meager, as was the flow of a nearby irrigation canal. He was only a few months away from ditching agriculture for good when he reached out to a […]

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U.N. Says Water Shortages Getting Worse

“Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that by 2050 global demand for fresh water is projected to grow by more than 40 percent and at least a quarter of the world’s population will live in countries with a ‘chronic or recurrent’ lack of clean water.” Click here to learn more.

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PressTV Covers the World Water Crisis

“According to a United Nations World Water Report (2006), 70% of the earth’s surface is covered with water. However 97.5% of this is seawater which is not useful. Of the 2.5% fresh water, 68.7% is in the form of ice-caps and 30% is stored underground therefore making only 0.3% water available as surface water. Out […]

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Run from Vancouver to Ottawa brings awareness to First Nations water crisis

“A Toronto man set foot in Calgary on Saturday afternoon in the midst of his run from Vancouver to Ottawa to raise awareness to, and funds to address, the lack of potable water in First Nations communities across the nation. Hasan Syed, whose family immigrated to Canada from his native Pakistan in the late 1990s, […]

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California’s water crisis is not over yet

“The effects of the drought are still very visible. Groundwater levels are depleted, and Starkey said, ‘There’s still residents outside in Tulare County that don’t have water. Their well is dried up, so it’s an issue that will take many years, many wet years to bring groundwater levels up to a level that I would […]

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Failing infrastructure leads to soaring water prices

“According to a paper from researchers at Michigan State University, water prices will have to increase by 41 percent in the next five years to cover the costs of replacing aging water infrastructure and adapting to climate change. That will mean that nearly 41 million households — or a staggering third of all US households […]

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Water crisis is a nation-wide threat

“Researchers cited data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), according to which approximately 19.5 million Americans fall ill every year from pathogens as a result of contaminated drinking water from public water systems. The young, the elderly and immunocompromised individuals are particularly vulnerable, the report noted, adding that ‘No comprehensive estimates have been […]

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Founders of Water.org discuss the global water crisis

“And as I was driving away, I realized that had someone not had the foresight to sink this borewell in her village, the conversation would have been quite different. She would have spent her life, her entire day, scavenging for water. She wouldn’t be in school. Water collection falls, you know, disproportionately on the women […]

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A comprehensive analysis of the ongoing Flint water crisis

” ‘Nothing about what happened in Flint was accidental,’ asserts Hammer. ‘Flint needs to be understood as a morality play illustrating the dangers of emergency management and fiscal austerity. Flint needs to stand as a profound multi-generational testimony to the dangers of strategic-structural racism in the same manner as the Tuskegee tragedy forever shames medical […]

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Filter of Hope fights the global water crisis with student engagement

“The global water crisis kills 28,000 children every week and 3,000 children a day. Over 1.5 million people worldwide die each year because of a lack of safe drinking water. Water-related illnesses resulting from contaminated drinking water are the leading cause of sickness and death worldwide. The non-profit organization Filter of Hope was created in […]

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Water crisis in China affects the entire nation

“The problem isn’t just the pollution that has contaminated much of northern China’s groundwater — there are also chronic shortages in the major cities, including the capital Beijing, that are putting the country’s economic growth at risk.” Click here to read more.

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Short term solutions to water crisis provided by P&G

“The women of Saboba are hardworking, accomplished career women and mothers, like many women in the United States. They lead successful, fulfilling lives. But one important thing they struggle with is getting clean water.” Click here to read more.

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World Water Day

“World Water Day, held every March 22, is taking place around the world on Wednesday, aiming at attracting attention to the water crisis with this year’s theme: ‘Waste Water.’ The day was originally launched in 1993 by the U.N. To coincide with the 2017 date, reports have been published warning of severe water scarcity in […]

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Impact of the water crisis is worldwide

“There are few things more important to life than clean water, and clean water is a right for every person. But we find that most people have no idea of the extent or severity of the clean water crisis. It’s not that they don’t care; they simply don’t know.” Click here to read more.

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Take the challenge: creating water from thin air

“The Water Abundance XPRIZE is a $1.75 million competition, challenging teams to alleviate the global water crisis with energy-efficient technologies that harvest fresh water from thin air. Teams will revolutionize access to fresh water by creating a device that extracts a minimum of 2,000 liters of water per day from the atmosphere using 100% renewable […]

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Nationwide water crisis on its way

“The outlet obtained data from the EPA that show only nine U.S. states have safe levels of lead in their water supply. Put another way, 41 states have reported ‘higher than acceptable levels of lead in drinking water.’ ” Click here to read more.

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First Nations face water crisis

“Jessy Sabourin, a mother of five, says the new treatment plant has changed her life. Before the plant opened, her family relied on the deliveries of those large water jugs for everyday use — including bathing. She recalls how she was called to the school “many times” to pick up her kids after they developed […]

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Flint is just the first drip in a wider problem

“In places where the water is safe to drink, we take it for granted that when we turn the tap on, an unlimited supply of clean drinking water will flow out. Apart from very occasional bacterial outbreaks that lead to well-advertised notices to boil the water, we can be pretty sure that drinking tap water […]

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The water crisis is a global issue

“By the year 2025, the U.S. government believes with a high degree of certainty that 60 percent of the world’s landmass and that some billions of people around the world will find themselves living in an environment with water scarcity.” Click here to read more.

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Flint children still suffering the effects of lead poisoning

“It’s been two years since officials in Flint, Michigan, told residents their tap water was unsafe to drink due to toxic levels of lead. Before the switch to the Flint River, residents had drawn their water from Lake Huron. In January 2015, Flint officials decline offer to reconnect water to Lake Huron. Six months later, […]

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America’s water crisis is nationwide

“Sadly, Flint is just a tiny piece in a much larger story. Likely the reason the crisis in Flint made national headlines is because of the level of political incompetence that went along with it. But the story did wake people up to the idea that dangerous water could be anywhere, and that led to investigations by reporters […]

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Flint’s Water Crisis is still not over

“Today, Flint has largely dropped out of the national headlines, but the battles unleashed by the public-health disaster are far from over. Flint’s residents still can’t drink the water without a filter, requiring most families to rely on bottled water for everything from brushing their teeth to cooking and bathing.” Click here to read more.

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Water affordability is becoming a critical issue in the U.S.

“Fixing systems of aging pipes will cost $1 trillion over the next 25 years, while modernizing wastewater facilities will add another $36 billion to the bill.” Click here to read more.

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5.5 million people affected by Damascus water crisis

“In December, the running water supply for Damascus was shut off, having reportedly been contaminated with diesel fuel. This deprived millions of people of drinking water, and came amid fighting in the rebel-held area where the reservoir is located.” Click here to read more.

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Could harvesting fog solve a water crisis?

“The technique was pioneered in Chile in the 1950s. The fog is pushed through fine mesh where it condenses, trickles down, and gets collected below. It’s a cheap, effective, and clean way to source water.” Click here to read more.

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Water Crisis in Santa Barbara

“The drought continues to transform communities around the state and now, Santa Barbara is almost out. Lake Cachuma, the county’s primary source of water for years, is at 7 percent of its capacity and is expected to go totally dry by the end of the year.” Click here to read more.

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Water Crisis in Corpus Christi

“The city of 324,000 on the Gulf of Mexico advised people to avoid using tap water following an incident in its industrial district. Corpus Christi issued a news release late Wednesday advising residents to avoid tap water in ‘an abundance of caution and until results can confirm water safety.’” Click here to read more.

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European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and Google Switzerland create mapping system to show changes in surface water over several decades

“The team reports that their mapping system also offers statistics such as the total amount of various types of water surface area across the globe, or parts of it, which can be used to identify trends such as decreasing water availability in areas where humans are pulling more water out of a system than nature […]

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A new urban sanitation agenda

“What is required is a radical shift in mindsets and practices towards an urban sanitation approach that impacts political priorities, funding, planning, design, management and governance. This radical shift will require the engagement of all stakeholders and a political transformation that touches all citizens, rich and poor, informal and formal, to facilitate the roll out […]

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Farmers experiment with gypsum to reduce water pollution

“Here in a heartland of U.S. agriculture, a growing number of farmers are spraying manure produced by animal feeding operations–which can raise thousands of animals on relatively small plots land–across vast swaths of cropland. The phosphorus and nitrogen in the dung help fertilize crops. But when the nutrients wash into waterways, they can spur algal […]

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Iran is facing a serious water crisis

“As Iranians watch their beloved bodies of water disappear, their wells dry up and their farmland turn to dust, there is a growing understanding that in order to avoid any kind of existentialist threat in years to come, the country needs to radically rethink its attitude to water use.” Click here to read more.

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Residents of Charleston, West Virginia receive $151 million settlement over water poisoning

“A federal judge has tentatively signed off on a $151 million settlement between residents of Charleston, W.Va., and two companies implicated in a 2014 chemical spill that poisoned drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.” Click here to read more.

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No end in sight for Flint, Michigan water crisis

“More than one year after government officials finally acknowledged that an entire city’s water system was contaminated by lead, many residents still rely on bottled water for drinking, cooking and bathing.” Click here to read more.

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Did California abandon water restrictions too quickly?

“After regulators lifted the mandatory 25 percent statewide cut following a relatively wet winter, water use is up again, a slide in behavior that has stirred concern among state officials and drawn criticism that California abandoned the restrictions too quickly.” Click here to read more.

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Flint faces uptick in bacterial illness frequently associated with poor hand washing hygeine

“Genesee County, where Flint is the largest city, has seen a significant increase in shigellosis, a highly communicable illness that ‘can be stopped by frequent and careful hand washing with soap and taking other hygiene measures,’ according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Click here to read more.

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Water Crisis in Potlotek

“Officials have suggested it would take two years to solve the problem of dirty, undrinkable water in Potlotek.” Read the article here.

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Nestle outbids small Ontario community to buy well

“A small but fast growing Ontario community looking for a safe drinking water supply has been outbid in its attempt to buy a well by multinational giant Nestle.” Click here to read more.

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Everything you need to know about Chromium-6 in Tap Water: The ‘Erin Brockovich’ Chemical

“A national report released Tuesday (Sept. 20) found unsafe levels of chromium-6 or hexavalent chromium — known to cause cancer in animals and humans — in tap water across the country.” Click here to read more.

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Flint, Michigan to receive $270 million in Government Aid

“The Senate approved legislation to spend $270 million to aid the residents of Flint, Michigan, and other poor communities, that have suffered from lead-contaminated water, attaching the funds to a broader bill authorizing $9 billion to repair ports, dams, levees and other water infrastructure in 17 states.” Click here to learn more.

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UConn researchers have developed a device that makes it easier to measure contaminant levels in water

Penny Vlahos and Joe Warren from UConn’s National Science Foundation are on their way to commercializing their technology: A new device that can measure pollution in oceans, rivers, lakes, and even in the home. Click here to read more.

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Egypt Completes 31 Water, Sanitation Projects

A total of 31 drinking water and sanitation projects were completed in the Greater Cairo and Alexandria area in the past year. Updating and maintaining infrastructure is one of the best ways to ensure safe drinking water. What other cities should focus on improving their water infrastructure? Read more here.

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Nestle Just Suffered a Major Defeat as Community Blocks Water Privatization

In June, Nestle abandoned plans to pump 73 million gallons of water per year from the town aquifer of Kunkletown, Pennsylvania. The town had been organizing against the company since they learned of the plan in 2012. Is community organization the answer to water privatization? Learn more here.

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What’s in the water? Pollution fears taint Rio’s picturesque bay ahead of Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics is bringing the poor quality of Rio de Janeiro’s water to international attention. Will this be the catalyst for change? Read more here.

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The United States Faces a National Water Crisis

Despite rapid growth, American cities still rely on antiquated water systems. Eight million New Yorkers get their water from pipes built in the early 1900s! Aging water infrastructure poses a real danger to our health. Click here to read former US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Henry Cisneros’s take on the issue. How do you think […]

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Los Angeles launches CURRENT: LA Water

Los Angeles recently launched CURRENT: LA Water, a public arts biennial focusing on sparking a dialogue about the drought. Do you think art can help water conservation efforts? Read more here.

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Ohio Town Water Manager Charged Over Lead Contamination

A former water systems operator in Ohio has been charged with two misdemeanors for failing to notify residents of unsafe lead levels in their tap water. Do you think holding officials criminally accountable prevent future water crises? Click here to learn more.

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China to Pillory, or Praise, Cities Based on Water Pollution

  The city-ranking publication could put pressure on responsible city governments to take action to improve the water quality, and also introduce a sense of competition among cities as a kind of motivation Ada Kong, Greenpeace East Asia China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection plans to start rating cities based on water quality. This is a […]

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Nestle Discovers Water in the Arizona Desert, and Bottles It

  Arizona has had an official drought since 1999. Why is Nestle building a new water-bottling plant in Phoenix? Click here to learn more.

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East Porterville to Get City Water Piped in Under State Plan

  Good news for East Porterville! After a survey about the impact of drought on community health in Tulare County was released, one town will be getting some relief. Click here to learn more about the state’s plan.

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Is Drought Causing a Health Crisis?

  How does a lack of running water affect the mental and physical well-being of a community? Click here to learn more about the California drought’s impact on health in Tulare County.

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It’s Not Just Flint: Here’s Why We Ignore Water Pollution

  Why do we take our water quality for granted? Click here to learn more.

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We’re at an Infrastructure Crossroads

Drought is not the only looming water crisis. Aging infrastructure puts the water supply at risk, too. Click here to learn more.

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Why Vietnam is Running Dry, Worst Drought in Nearly 100 Years

  Vietnam is facing its worst drought in nearly one hundred years. Click here to learn more about the drought’s impact on the country.

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In Sharp Reversal, California Suspends Water Restrictions

California is easing mandatory restrictions on water usage. Learn more about the reasoning behind the decision here.

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To Make Fresh Water Without Warming the Planet, Countries Eye Solar Power

More and more countries struggling with drought are turning to desalination to increase fresh water supply. Follow the link to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks.

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Cities Look for New Ways to Meet Demands for Water Supplies

Could San Diego’s water solutions be a model for other cities? Read more here.      

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Book Recommendation: Let There Be Water by Seth M. Siegel

  People are excited by the message of the book — that there is a solution for the coming global water crisis — and they come up to me afterward, I don’t mean one or two, but significant numbers of people. They tell me they want to come visit Israel and learn from Israel. Author […]

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Flint Water Crisis: A Step-by-Step Look at the Making of a Crisis

The Flint Water Crisis did not happen overnight. Learn more about what went wrong with NPR’s in-depth timeline. Read it here.

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How Do We Get Our Drinking Water in the U.S.?

  “Safe drinking water is a privilege Americans often take for granted — until a health crisis like the one in Flint, Mich., happens that makes us think about where it comes from and how we get it.” -Zhai Yun Tan Learn more about where American drinking water comes from here.

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2016 US Water Prize Winners Announced

The goal of the US Water Alliance is to advance policies and programs that promote a sustainable water future. The organization just announced the 2016 winners of the US Water Prize. Read more about the innovative programs here.

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A Free Market Plan to Save the American West from Drought

“It seems crazy,” Douglas Kenney, the director of the Western Water Policy Program at the University of Colorado Law School, told me. “But there is just no tradition of thinking about what is and is not an appropriate use of water based on economic criteria.” Read how one hedge fund manager is trying to bring […]

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No Water, No Jobs

MARCH 22, 2016 – WORLD WATER DAY In keeping with the 2016 World Water Day theme of “Water and Jobs”, the United Nations released a report on Tuesday about the impact of water availability on jobs and economic growth. Read more about the report here

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5 Must-see Movies in March

‘Hot Water’ 1h 20min | Documentary, Drama | 1 April 2015 (USA) “Hot Water” is a wake-up call. A documentary about uranium in the American aquifers and drinking water literally turns metal water taps hot. Read More here

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The White House Wants To Spend $300 Million On A Water Revolution

Imagine a world in which desalinated water, instead of being five or 10 times the cost of water from a river or lake, was just as cheap as any other supply. Suddenly desalination would be the solution for lots of water problems, from cities to farms to oil fields. Imagine a world in which data […]

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Kids’ lead levels high in many Michigan cities

“Across Michigan, in cities large and small, lead poisoning continues to plague children, limiting them in school and on the playground. While much of the state’s focus on lead has rightly been on poisoned water in Flint, the metal continues to turn up annually in the bodies of thousands of children across the state, at […]

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9 Myths About Distilled Water

“A lot of our customers research drinking distilled water in various forums on the Internet and there are a number of myths about drinking distilled water which are untrue and have no scientific basis. This document sets out the scientific truth.” Read the entire article to learn more here.

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New Technologies are being Implemented in California Drought

Water conservation software based on behavioral science and cloud computing. Agricultural irrigation technology using sensors to measure sap in grape vines. Satellites that measure plant water needs. Home greywater recycling systems. Water meters connected to the Internet. Solar-powered desalination. Read the entire article to learn more here.

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California to Build A Massive Recycled Water Program

“a plan to purify and reuse as much as 168,000 acre-feet of water a year – enough to serve about twice that number of households for a year.” Read the entire article here.

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Bangkok in Danger of Severe Water Shortage

“The worst drought in a decade continues in Thailand: Bangkok in danger of severe water shortage” “Severe drought conditions in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok have drained water supplies since June 2015, and the city is now in danger of running out of drinking water.”  Read the full article here.

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California’s Land is Sinking

As farmers continue to pump more groundwater, the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before. Learn more here.

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California’s Market Based Solution to the Water Crisis

Click here to learn about one of California’s solutions to the water crisis as it faces it’s longest and most severe drought.

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6 Solutions to the Water Shortage Crisis

Click here for 6 effective ways to to contribute to the battle against the water crisis.

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