NOT REGISTERED? REGISTER HERE
Hide Advanced Search - Show Advanced Search +

We found 44 results for:

Water resources ×
Clear

Title
& Description

News Outlet
& Journalist

Date
& Location

MEDIA TYPE
& LENGTH

Civil Eats

Melissa Montalvo

31 March 2021

Quapaw, Oklahoma, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

More and more Indigenous communities throughout North America are reclaiming their ancestral lands as a way to access traditional foodways. For example, a group of Mi’kmaq tribes in Nova Scotia bought a majority share...

Eos

Jenessa Duncombe

13 January 2021

United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Indigenous Foods Knowledges Network (IFKN) connects Indigenous scholars, community members, and leaders from tribes in the Arctic and the U.S. Southwest to work together on achieving food sovereignty. By visiting ...

The Washington Post

Justin Sondel

29 October 2020

Niagara Falls, New York, United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Maid of the Mist has given tours of Niagara Falls for 174 years, and recently replaced its fleet with electric catamarans, the first of their kind in North America. The boats are zero-emission and run on dual bank...

Reset

Katia Mullova

26 October 2020

United States

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

SkyTruth, a nonprofit environmental watchdog organization, is using satellite imagery and remote sensing data to identify and monitor the impacts of human industrial activity on the natural environment. Their service ...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As part of a social work graduate program through Alirajpur Post Graduate College, a group of students are using “citizen science” to share their research that water with elevated levels of fluoride can be dangerous t...

Hakai Magazine

Libby Sander

18 February 2020

Chesapeake, Maryland, United States

Multi-Media

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Natural Lands Project works with local landowners to turn hundreds of hectares of marginal croplands into native grasslands. The grasses offer refuge for the northern bobwhite quail and grip the soil, which helps ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Jonah Hrkal

24 December 2019

Peoria, Arizona, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Catchments are a manmade way to make water more easily accessible for animals. In Arizona, the Game & Fish Department oversees about 3,000 water catchments. Since 1940, the technology has vastly improved, leading to o...

Earth Journalism Network

Wagema Mwangi

5 December 2019

Kuruwito, Kenya

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

The Kuruwito Conservation and Welfare Association, a community group created after a decrease in fish population threatened the local economy in Kuruwito village, has become a leader in marine conservation. The group ...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Chelsea Hofmann

7 November 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

An elementary school program is teaching students about renewable energy in action. By working with the startup Zero Mass Water, educators can share lessons from the company’s hydropanels, which use solar energy to ca...

Bloomberg

Tom Gibson

Vicky Feng

Leila Hussain

30 September 2019

Thailand

Video

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A company in Thailand called Universal Bio Pack created biodegradable packaging made out of cassava starch and natural fiber that could reduce the amount of single use plastic that people consume. Another company in S...

Carlsbad Current-Argus

Adrian Hedden

13 September 2019

Permian Basin, New Mexico, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

In New Mexico's Permian Basin, controversial fracking operations are taking steps to reduce water usage and save money. Now, Devon Energy operates eight water treatment facilities in the area and reuses about 80% of i...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Daniel J McGraw

24 August 2019

Euclid, Ohio, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

For years, much of the coastline along the Great Lakes has been privately owned. In an effort to stabilize cliff erosion off the coast of Lake Erie, the city of Euclid, Ohio, worked with property owners to acquire tho...

Things That Work Uganda

Kiberu Gideon

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Solar-powered pumps can improve access to clean water for displaced populations. The United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) program have sponsored the...

CivicStory

Donna Liu

26 June 2019

Holmdel, New Jersey, United States

Multi-Media

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A New Jersey nonprofit, Sustainable Jersey, is taking a collaborative approach to environmental health, action, and sustainability. The organization is primarily a certification program, giving New Jersey towns guidel...

OZY

Laure Siegel

25 April 2019

Vietnam

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Community-based monitoring and communication systems allow farmers to monitor environmental threats in real time. Volatile weather patters have caused spikes in salinity, caused when there is an influx of salt water. ...

WBUR

Peter O'Dowd

16 April 2019

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Radio

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

A trash interceptor floats along a tributary of the Baltimore Harbor removing trash from the water before it can reach the ocean. Known to the community as Mr. Trash Wheel, the machine is powered by the river’s curren...

Atmos

Janice Cantieri

7 March 2019

Kiribati

Text

Over 3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Around the world, communities are creating new technologies, processes, and relationships to the land in an effort to adapt to the changing climate. From the I-Kiribati using new hydroponic systems to grow food amidst...

Hakai Magazine

Alastair Bland

19 February 2019

Tasmania, Australia

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As climate change accelerates, there is a growing need for scientific data to track and respond to the changes in our environment. Unburdened by the stress of academia or funding, volunteer citizen scientists are step...

KRWG-PBS

Michael Hernandez

9 February 2019

Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States

Broadcast TV News

5-15 Minutes

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

When it comes to meteorology, citizen science can be a powerful resource. In New Mexico and neighboring states, volunteers are collecting data that helps researchers and state agencies map rainfall patterns. Through C...

Sky-Hi News

Pam Boyd

19 January 2019

Colorado, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

As Colorado searches for the most effective and efficient de-icer for its winter weather, the state weighs the pros and cons of using agricultural by-products like beet juice and molasses as base ingredients. The ques...

CNN

Jackie Wattles

17 January 2019

New York, New York, United States

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
1
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Since 2014, the Billion Oyster Project has been working to restore oyster reefs to the New York coasts in an attempt to reduce pollution and bring back marine life. In partnership with restaurants and students through...

Talk Africa

Mercy Odada

26 October 2018

Awasi, Kenya

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Investing in tanks to collect rainwater can help remote communities increase their resilience to shortages and improve the lives of residents. In Kisumu County, Kenya, villagers who struggle with water shortages have ...

CNN

Meera Senthilingam

20 June 2018

Yendi, Ghana

Text

800-1500 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Trachoma is a debilitating disease in which the eyelids turn inwards, causing a person's eyelashes to repeatedly scrape and eventually scar their eyes causing excruciating pain and blindness. The World Health Organiza...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

30 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

Text

1500-3000 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

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...

NPR

Luke Runyon

18 November 2017

Colorado, United States

Text

Under 800 Words

ADD TO COLLECTION
2
FAVORITE
VIEW STORY

Colorado is only now recovering from a 16-year long drought that resulted in the aquifer irrigation system becoming increasingly dry. Until the farmers decided to tax themselves for water consumption, realizing that s...

I WORK IN, TEACH, OR STUDY JOURNALISM Not a journalist, but I want to learn about solutions.
AS A MEMBER, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:
  • Access our training curriculum or attend a training
  • Share your stories
  • Join a local community of journalists
  • Attend story workshops and events to hone your craft
  • Get funding and additional support
  • Access the full Solutions Story Tracker®
  • Save favorite stories and create collections in your user profile
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
TO JOIN, PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION (*=REQUIRED)

Not a journalist? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Here is what you will get:
  • Unlimited access to thousands of stories from around the world
  • First look and access to new features, tools, and resources
  • Curated newsletters with top stories
  • Invitations to SolutionsU® community events
  • Receive emails containing the above offerings via occasional email throughout your membership
  • And much more to come…
It’s easy and will take less than 2 minutes.

Journalist or J-School? Register here instead.



Your information will be used to complete your application, and to subscribe you to occasional updates. We will only send you relevant information, which may be sent to you through any channel for which you provide contact information to us. We may use this information to target content we send you, but we will never sell or transfer your information to 3rd parties for commercial or advertising purposes. We may use your information to connect you to 3rd parties for the purpose of improving your membership and enriching your professional network. You can unsubscribe at any time from any content delivery channel, or from all of them, though unsubscribing may prevent you from participating in the opportunities provided by this program. View our full privacy policy here.

Our issue area taxonomy was adapted from the PCS Taxonomy with definitions by the Foundation Center, which is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International License.

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Fondriest Environmental, David De Wit / Community Eye Health, Linda Steil / Herald Post, John Amis / UGA College of Ag & Environmental Sciences – OCCS, Andy B, Peter Garnhum, Thomas Hawk, 7ty9, Isriya Paireepairit, David Berger, UnLtd The Foundation For Social Entrepreneurs, Michael Dunne, Burak Kebapci, and Forrest Berkshire / U.S. Army Cadet Command public affairs

Photos are licensed under Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike 2.0 Generic Creative Commons license, and are credited to the following photographers:

Ra'ed Qutena, 段 文慶, Fabio Campo, City Clock Magazine, Justin Norman, scarlatti2004, Gary Simmons, Kathryn McCallum, and Nearsoft Inc

Photos are licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication Creative Commons license / Desaturated from original, and are credited to the following photographers:

Burak Kebapci and SCY.

Photos are licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) and are credited to the US Army Corps of Engineers.

Conference attendee listening to speaker, Jenifer Daniels / Colorstock getcolorstock.com.

Photo Credit: Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Sonia Narang