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8 August 2016
Lansing, Michigan, United States
Over 3000 Words
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has left the city in dire straits without funds or political will to replace its lead pipes. Less than fifty-miles away, the city of Lansing has managed to replace almost all of it...
Mountain Town News
25 July 2016
Grand Lake, Colorado, United States
Micro-hydro projects in the United States have become much more accessible and more financially viable since Congress passed a law in 2013 making it easier for small hydroelectric projects to get federal approval. Spe...
19 July 2016
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Israel experienced extreme drought a few years ago and its water supply was very low. National campaigns to install desalination plants have helped Israel turnaround its inadequate water supply into a surplus. The wat...
12 July 2016
Harvesting rainwater is a necessary practice throughout Kenya, but is especially important in the areas of the country that are arid or semiarid. The African Water Bank has made this process more accessibly to many in...
21 June 2016
Los Angeles, California, United States
Under 800 Words
California has long struggled with creative solutions to its lack of abundant water. Los Angeles offers its residents free recycled water as a solution to drought and water shortage issues.
4 June 2016
Detroit, Michigan, United States
When it comes to green infrastructure, Detroit's got plenty of parcels to work with. A look at their new plans to turn unused land into stormwater sponges.
13 April 2016
Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Broadcast TV News
In many rural communities in India, access to clean drinking water is still scarce. The cost of bottled water is prohibitive, city pipes are in poor condition, and the municipal tanker trucks that supply some water ar...
11 April 2016
The water system in the United States is beginning to be in need of replacement. In order to facilitate this infrastructure project and prevent it from becoming overwhelming, technology such as water sensors and softw...
8 December 2015
Under 800 Words
The Drop Dead Foundation, founded and headed up by an 80-year-old man in Mumbai, India, is fighting water waste by fixing leaks, one home at a time. With the world's most precious resource going to waste, lower-income...
3 December 2015
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel
Israel has an abundance of water and independence from climate conditions through public ownership and government management of all water, a water-respecting culture, and innovative agriculture practices.
26 August 2015
Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria
In war zones, people have a difficult time finding clean water and safe areas to inhabit. Social media, smart phones, and technology applications are aiding in people’s survival. In Aleppo, Syria, the International C...
22 August 2015
El Paso, Texas, United States
Under 800 Words
El Paso Water Utilities is designing an advanced-purification plant in which water will be scrubbed through five additional steps before going into the city's water supply.
11 August 2015
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Prescription drugs are greatly polluting the national water supply, causing researchers to begin looking for a method to better filter water and dispose of unused medicine.
13 April 2015
San Diego, California, United States
Population growth, climate change, and droughts are factors that have depleted the world’s freshwater resources. Scientists around the world have experimented with desalination of salt water to increase the supply the...
25 March 2015
Though once the rivers were afoul with pollution and the carcasses of poisoned fish and the water from taps was too hazardous to drink, Denmark now boasts some of the world's cleanest drinking water and some of it's m...
26 November 2014
A water program funded by the World Bank has run into some obstacles as it tries to bring clean water to rural villages in Tanzania. The use of private contractors for projects and allowing communities to decide what ...
25 November 2014
Years after a World Bank pilot program built a system to bring clean water to villages in Tanzania, these communities are finding it difficult to fix and operate these projects. While some villages were able to raise ...
16 November 2014
Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States
The El Paso Times reports from the heart of the Rio Grande Basin - where drought has led to dramatic decreases in water supply, and serious changes in management of river resources are called for - on how the region p...
22 September 2014
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Allentown, Pennsylvania uses a creative financing strategy - leasing the city's water and sewage utilities - to pay for expensive public pension programs. To keep from raising rates for Allentown residents, the lease ...
4 August 2014
Mankato, Minnesota, United States
Mankato, where treated wastewater is used for everything from irrigation to industrial cooling, is one of the few places around this water-rich state where water is being recycled in this way. But as concerns about th...
7 July 2014
Worthington, Minnesota, United States
Minnesota farmers are closely following the debate over how best to manage nitrates. Many farmers—no one knows the number exactly–are already taking action to lower their use of nitrates, which can contaminate water.
27 May 2014
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Tucson has slashed its per capita water consumption by more than a third, and one of the more startling ways it's done that is by reusing water after it's flushed down the toilet or run through a washing machine.
Minnesota Public Radio
16 April 2014
Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States
Capturing water during times of plenty, storing it underground, and pulling it out later when it's needed—it's a strategy used in the western and southeastern parts of the country, and now, for the first time, in Minn...
1 November 2012
In rural communities throughout India, having access to clean water does not always come easy. Sarvajal, originally a non-profit experiment, believes that water insecurity is a solvable issue, however. By helping thos...
13 December 2011
Oklahoma, United States
Water pumps often break and no one locally has the skill or parts to fix them. Two columns on Water Aid’s program in India to train women to be handpump mechanics.
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