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Rachel Cramer

12 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Finding ways to reuse brewery waste can save water treatment plants money. In Havre, Montana, Triple Dog Brewing has entered into a partnership with the town’s wastewater treatment plant, supplying discarded barley to...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Rachel Cramer

10 February 2020

Havre, Montana, United States

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Upcycling spent barley helps to ease wastewater treatment. In Havre, Montana, the town’s wastewater treatment plant uses barley from a local brewery, Triple Dog Brewing, to feed bacteria. The nutrients from the barley...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Jonah Hrkal

24 December 2019

Peoria, Arizona, United States

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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...

WBEZ

Monica Eng

7 December 2019

Gary, Indiana, United States

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Chicago has thousands of miles of lead pipes supplying water to homes and business, and they all need to be replaced because of the risk of contaminatng drinking water. Although this task is difficult, three other cit...

Bitterroot

Nina Riggio

22 November 2019

Pueblo, Colorado, United States

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A community in Pueblo, Colorado comprised of around 1,700 homes are living within the Colorado Smelter Superfund site which increases their chances of exposure to lead- and arsenic-tainted soil. Many are not aware of ...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

10 November 2019

Ohio, United States

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Toxic green algae has become a prominent threat in Lake Erie, but local farmers are trying to reduce their footprint by limiting agricultural nutrient runoff from manure and fertilizer that is spread on their farm fie...

Deseret News

Amy Joi O'Donoghue

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9 November 2019

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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To address worsening droughts and limited water resources in the 2nd driest state in the country, Utah government officials are implementing different methods of water metering throughout the state as a tool for water...

Pioneers Post

Anna Patton

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17 October 2019

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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A company based in Addis Ababa makes water filtration systems that simultaneously help rural and urban dwellers have access to clean water as well as keep the entire supply chain within Ethiopia. Despite challenges fa...

Dayton Daily News

Will Garbe

13 October 2019

Minnesota, United States

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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...

The Christian Science Monitor

David Karas

15 August 2019

Annapolis, Maryland, United States

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After decades of conservation and cleanup, the 42% of the entire Chesapeake Bay meets water quality standards. The Chesapeake Bay Program organized a regional collaboration between nonprofits, the government, and educ...

Things That Work Uganda

Kiberu Gideon

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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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...

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Nick Dall

7 May 2019

Kerala, India

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Following a disastrous flood to Kerala, India, the Rotary Club of Greater Cochin installed a new water tap technology to prevent the spread of bacteria and germs. The Intewa AQUALOOP Tap works without electricity to f...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

6 May 2019

Branson, Colorado, United States

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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...

CityLab

Jason Plautz

30 April 2019

Westminster, Colorado, United States

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Haunted by a 1962 drought in the town of Westminster, Colorado, the city's planners now incorporate water data in their planning processes to ensure that they never face the same sourcing issues again. By breaking dow...

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...

Ensia

Meg Wilcox

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4 April 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

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A solar panel that turns water in the air into clean drinking water is just one of many environmental solutions coming out of new partnerships between technology accelerator programs and environmental non-profit organ...

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...

Devex

Anthony Langat

14 February 2019

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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On World Toilet Day in 2014, the Kenyan government promised to build 180 public toilets in an ambitious move to combat the issue of public sanitation. The program went well once the keys were handed off to the Nationa...

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Lindsey Konkel

4 January 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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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...

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Sophia Akram

2 January 2019

Yemen

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In Yemen, the cholera epidemic has impacted over a million people during less than a one-year timespan. However, after investing in the revitalization of a water treatment restoration plant and implementing educationa...

Mongabay

Dan Collyns

27 December 2018

Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador

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Following decades of oil companies contaminating the water, indigenous groups in Ecuador’s Sucumbíos province have built systems for rainwater collection and filtration. These systems have provided people with clean w...

Talk Africa

Mercy Odada

26 October 2018

Awasi, Kenya

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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 ...

NPR

Luke Runyon

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11 October 2018

Montezuma, Colorado, United States

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In Colorado’s water-scarce Montezuma County, having a designated law enforcement official for water conflict is necessary. Dave Huhn is a sheriff’s deputy specializing in water law, responding to 60-100 calls each mon...

Nigeria Health Watch

Bashar Abubakar

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17 September 2018

Borno State, Nigeria

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In Nigeria, a lack of immunizations has contributed to increased rates of childhood mortality. However, Volunteer Community Mobilizers are actively changing this trajectory by conducting in-home visits and providing r...

Washington Post

Luisa Beck

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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...

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