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The Guardian

Fiona Harvey

10 April 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As demand soars and climate change routinely throws cities into shortage crises, the availability of clean water is one of the most pressing challenges of the present and near future. Desalination has long been lambas...

CBS News

Jeff Glor

26 March 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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After high school principle Akbar Cook realized that students weren't coming to school because they were embarrassed about wearing dirty clothing, he created a school laundry room with 5 commercial-grade washers and d...

Governing

Mark Funkhouser

March 2019

Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

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As the Ogallala Aquifer’s water level has declined in many states across the High Plains region of the U.S., Nebraska has almost fully maintained its water level by relying on National Resource Districts (NRDs). NRDs ...

KUNC

Luke Runyon

29 January 2019

Wolcott, Colorado, United States

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In the American Southwest, state water managers have been investing for decades in weather modification programs, otherwise known as "cloud seeding." Colorado River Basin states recently agreed to expand that effort, ...

Wausau Pilot and Review

Shereen Siewert

30 October 2018

Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

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A local citizens group called Citizens for a Clean Wausau in Wisconsin is calling for greater transparency from government officials on environmental records related to project zoning and properties. While the group h...

The Washington Post

Luisa Beck

14 September 2018

Berlin, Germany

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Although commonplace in many parts of the world, Berlin has recently adopted the practice of using water fountains to cut back on plastic bottle usage. Not everyone supports this environmental push, but the mayor is h...

Quartz

Zoë Schlanger

23 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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As water shortages continue to be on the rise, so are water expenses. El Paso, Texas is more familiar with this than many other cities due to it's serious lack of rainfall and historically rapid consumption of water. ...

Quartz

Zoë Schlanger

22 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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El Paso, Texas only gets about 10 inches of rainfall per year, which doesn't help the water shortage the city is facing. Faced with no other choice but to seek solutions, the city has already implemented rainwater cat...

Daily Monitor

Bill Oketch

22 August 2018

Nebbi District, Uganda

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With little access to clean water, the community in the Nebbi District in Uganda were facing health issues. A new government initiative, however, has changed this reality by implementing a water scheme that utilizes t...

Next City

Dharna Noor

17 August 2018

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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Voting to approve the prohibition of privatizing the city water system was just the most recent success in Baltimore's history of keeping the water system under public ownership. Through efforts pioneered by the city'...

Wired

Matt Simon

12 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.

Los Angeles Times

Jacques Leslie

8 June 2018

Goshen, California, United States

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The majority of public water boards in California's San Joaquin Valley have been comprised of the same elected officials year after year. The lack of community representation on the boards as lead to many disadvantage...

WDET

Jake Neher

8 June 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Detroit has a water affordability problem, with 100,000 water shutoffs for non-payment recorded since 2014. When faced with a similar problem, Philadelphia implemented an income tier-based water affordability program....

The Standard

Graham Kajilwa

9 May 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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With water scarcity a very real concept in South Africa, the hotels in the country may be able to learn how to survive by looking to Nairobi's various water conservation methods.

The Guardian

Krista Mahr

4 May 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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In late 2017, Cape Town announced “day zero,” the projected date when water supplies would be so low that the city would turn off the taps. It was a bold move and people listened. Water use fell.

Yale Environment 360

Jacques Leslie

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Water conservation has been a hot topic for the last decade. As nations continue to search for ways to ensure a safe water supply for future generations, some places are looking to history for answers. Taking a page o...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

30 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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In early 2018, Cape Town was on its way to becoming the first developed city to run out of water for its residents. The city has since cut its consumption in half, led by residents who have decreased their water use d...

Public Radio International

Rebecca Rosman

29 March 2018

Morocco

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Water was scarce in the Moroccan Ait Baamrane tribal region, which meant women and children often had to travel great distances to fetch water from wells. A new technology that harvests water from fog, however, has ch...

Pak Voices

Mariyam Suleman

4 January 2018

Gwadar District, Balochistan, Pakistan

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When Gwadar’s dams ran dry in May 2017, the government began trucking in water. But the solution is costly, the water isn’t clean, and the trucking companies protested in November, claiming they weren’t paid on time. ...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

AzerNews

Jacquelyn Guillen

24 June 2017

South Africa

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Across the world, 1.8 billion people have to make a daily decision between either drinking unsafe water or paying exorbitant prices for bottled water. I-Drop Water, a company that has devised purification systems that...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

7 June 2017

Delhi, India

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Scientists and activists in India are training citizens to collect information on water issues like contamination — and upload it so it can be used to push for change.

BBC

Sahar Zand

1 January 2017

Villa Lordes, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Abel Cruz "catches" clouds on his fog net farm to help provide free water for his community in a slum on the outskirts of Lima, where access to water is very limited and costly. While this solution may never compete w...

WEWS-TV

Rob Powers

22 December 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Faced with abysmal customer service during a spate of incorrect, excessive usage bills from Cleveland's municipal water department, residents turned their attention to the nation's top-ranked utility, Miami-Dade Water...

New Scientist

Kata Karáth

1 December 2016

Aarhus, Denmark

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With climate change an ever-increasing threat, one city in Denmark is helping to inspire hope through the successful implementation of a self-sustaining treatment plant that provides fresh water to the local community...

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