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Jacob Kushner

7 November 2016

United States

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Fathom is the world's first-ever cruise line for people who want to vacation and volunteer as a way of helping poor families in the Dominican Republic have concrete floors, water filters etc. However, the impact of th...

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Anna Clark

8 August 2016

Lansing, Michigan, United States

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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

Allen Best

25 July 2016

Grand Lake, Colorado, United States

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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...

Ensia

Rowan Jacobson

19 July 2016

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

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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...

Inter Press Service News Agency

Justus Wanzala

12 July 2016

Narok, Kenya

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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...

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Jen Kinney

21 June 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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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.

CityLab

Jessica Leigh Hester

4 June 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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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.

PBS NewsHour

Fred de Sam Lazaro

Judy Woodruff

13 April 2016

Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India

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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...

Ensia

Erica Gies

11 April 2016

United States

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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...

TakePart

Priti Salian

8 December 2015

Mumbai, India

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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...

Ensia

Seth M. Siegel

3 December 2015

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

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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.

Public Radio International (PRI)

Joyce Hackel

26 August 2015

Aleppo, Aleppo Governorate, Syria

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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...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

22 August 2015

El Paso, Texas, United States

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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.

Ensia

Elizabeth Grossman

11 August 2015

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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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.

Ensia

Brian Bienkowski

13 April 2015

San Diego, California, United States

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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...

Eco-Business

Jean Chua

25 March 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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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...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

26 November 2014

Tanzania

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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 ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

25 November 2014

Tanzania

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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 ...

El Paso Times

Marty Schladen

16 November 2014

Elephant Butte, New Mexico, United States

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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...

The Atlantic

John Tierney

22 September 2014

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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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 ...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Dunbar

4 August 2014

Mankato, Minnesota, United States

Radio

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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...

Minnesota Public Radio

Mark Steil

7 July 2014

Worthington, Minnesota, United States

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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.

Minnesota Public Radio

Dan Kraker

27 May 2014

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Radio

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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

Jennifer Vogel

16 April 2014

Saint Michael, Minnesota, United States

Radio

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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...

FastCompany

Whitney Pastorek

1 November 2012

India

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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...

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