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22 July 2020
Navajo Nation, Arizona, United States
Under 800 Words
Zero Mass Water partnered with the Navajo Nation to bring water into the homes of rural residents who may not have easy access to a water source. Hydropanels that connect to a tap inside the home use sunlight to absor...
29 June 2020
Hinta, Rajasthan, India
A group of farmers in India have been trained to monitor their village’s groundwater levels to help its residents make more informed decisions about irrigation based on water availability. The farmers-turned-researche...
3 February 2020
Lake George, New York, United States
Over 3000 Words
Brining roads before a snowstorm makes clearing roads easier and reducing the amount of salt runoff into the surrounding environment. In cities like Lake George, NY, and Cambridge, MA, municipal departments of transpo...
19 December 2019
Newport, Kentucky, United States
To promote the implementation of greenspaces while also decreasing the likelihood of runoff after heavy rain storms, community groups in Newport, Kentucky worked together to implement strategic depaving. This practice...
18 December 2019
El Fasher, Sudan
Cooperation and collective action work not only to mitigate the effects of climate change, they can also build bridges to peace. In El Fasher, Sudan, farmers and pastoralists along the Wadi El Ku River have come toget...
20 November 2019
Peoria, Illinois, United States
Green infrastructure provides a return on investment and improves the quality of life in a community. In Peoria, Illinois, the city’s Public Works Department has piloted several green infrastructure initiatives with t...
13 October 2019
Minnesota, United States
Ohio’s drinking water has tested positive for PFAS chemicals, so state officials are looking at what has worked in other states to fund the process of restoring a clean drinking water supply. In Michigan, this looks l...
2 August 2019
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...
6 May 2019
Branson, Colorado, United States
Innovation is the key to resilience. In Branson, Colorado, the community of only 55 residents and with volunteer town council has taken on the massive task of bringing its water system up to compliance with the Colora...
25 April 2019
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. ...
16 April 2019
Detroit, Michigan, United States
In Detroit, a city with plenty of open space, there is ample opportunity for green stormwater infrastructure to help the city better manage water. The dual goal of decreasing water pollution and better managing flood ...
19 March 2019
Chaves County, New Mexico, United States
Freshwater springs are an indicator of the health and quality of our groundwater (drinking water), but their conservation is often overlooked in government funding. This article offers a few examples of ongoing effort...
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Under 800 Words
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 ...
4 January 2019
Cape Town, South Africa
With water scarcity becoming a reality for many cities, people are looking towards the premise of recycling stormwater into drinkable water collected from urban runoff. One major limitation of this is that the water o...
3 December 2018
Annapolis, Maryland, United States
With climate change no longer a hypothetical situation but a very tangible problem being felt by many across the globe, grassroots efforts are gaining traction as the search for solutions intensifies. Citing a moral o...
30 October 2018
Wausau, Wisconsin, United States
Over 3000 Words
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...
23 August 2018
El Paso, Texas, United States
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. ...
22 August 2018
Nebbi District, Uganda
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...
10 August 2018
Topeka, Kansas, United States
Over 3000 Words
Western Kansas' finite Ogallala aquifer is the bedrock of an agricultural region that accounts for 10 percent of Kansas' economy. But thanks to decades of over-drafting for irrigation, the aquifer is on track to run d...
7 August 2018
Dallas, Texas, United States
In 2016, the Texas Trees Foundation and federal Trust for Public Land partnered to use GIS technology in greening Dallas, Texas, and plant some 1,000 trees to start. Not only does the initiative reduce respiratory pro...
6 August 2018
Oxnard, California, United States
In California's Ventura County, the Oxnard Plain aquifer is critically over-drafted. Farmers who rely on this water are working to implement a novel, market-based approach to decrease water use: a cap and trade. While...
10 July 2018
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Starting small helped Chennai, India achieve big results when faced with looming water shortages. A local community member embarked on a campaign to not just conserve rainwater but to teach his community the importanc...
5 July 2018
California, United States
The California Water Commission must devise a plan for storing groundwater in the state. Aquifers, which are both a cost-saving mechanism and environmentally favorable, may be the solution.
12 June 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.
22 May 2018
Colorado, United States
When faced with a water shortage due to the lack of snowfall and rain in the region, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe had to get creative in order to improve irrigation methods for their ranch and farm. Although not without...
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