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Antonio Capalandanda

29 May 2020

South Africa

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South Africa took decisive steps to contain the spread of Covid-19, including closing borders, requiring strict social distancing, and making screening and testing available nationwide. The lock-down, however, made ci...

The Local DK

Emma Firth

28 May 2020

Denmark

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Starting in mid-April, Denmark welcomed its students back to school with new hand washing stations, extra sinks, spaced out desks, and some classes outside. After initial hesitance from some parents, the thorough appr...

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Vaishnavi Rathore

13 April 2020

Sudher, Himachal Pradesh, India

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A group of women volunteers, known as the Mahila Mandal, from Sudher in India are fighting against the dumping of garbage in their village and the pollution and potential negative health effects that come with it. Des...

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Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The Guardian

Jennifer Kishan

19 March 2020

Kolkata, India

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As part of the Fix for Life campaign, members of Active Citizens Together for Sustainability (ACTS) have been working with plumbers to install taps on the free water pipes across Kolkata. Without taps, a significant a...

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Katharine Houreld

18 March 2020

Nairobi, Kenya

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In Kibera, an informal settle in Nairobi, Kenya with little access to clean water, community organizations are setting up handwashing stations and deploying teams of volunteers to educate people about the spread of CO...

Mongabay

Sahana Ghosh

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2 March 2020

Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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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...

Smart Cities Dive

Chris Teale

24 February 2020

Cape Town, South Africa

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Facing a drought in 2017, Cape Town, South Africa pursued a number of city planning and public engagement efforts to reverse course. From publishing water use dashboards to creating a more flexible water planning stra...

NPR

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...

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Valerie Vande Panne

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3 February 2020

Lake George, New York, United States

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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...

PBS NewsHour

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Alessandro Pavone

1 February 2020

Jordan

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Jordan is dealing with an influx of Syrian refugees that are putting a strain on already scarce resources like water. In response, the United Nations World Food Program has started to grow barley and other foods hydro...

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Angela Ross

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15 January 2020

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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The use of rain gardens and rain tanks - which capture rainwater runoff, clean the water, and reuse the water for plants and gardens - helps to reduce water waste and toxic runoff. One Australian man built a rain gard...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Miles Wilson

31 December 2019

Maricopa, Arizona, United States

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In Arizona, the use of drones as farming technology is gaining traction. While still in the early stages, drones have shown to help with field mapping and data collection on things like crop conditions, water quality,...

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

23 December 2019

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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As cities and states across the United States begin to remove lead water pipes, some communities are looking for cost-effective ways to fix them because of the risk of contaminated drinking water. Three cities in the ...

Mongabay

Mou Chakraborty

17 December 2019

Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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For decades, Sumita Banerjee has mobilized her community to save the Rabindra Sarovar lake. The lake preserves floral species, generates oxygen, and offers green space for locals to enjoy, but it’s threatened by gover...

Earth Journalism Network

Wagema Mwangi

5 December 2019

Kuruwito, Kenya

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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 ...

BBC

James Gallagher

22 November 2019

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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To combat dengue fever, cities around the world are experimenting with injecting a bacterial ally into mosquito eggs that helps prevent the virus from growing inside the insects. Although the approach is still in earl...

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Emily Nonko

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20 November 2019

Peoria, Illinois, United States

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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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

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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...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Brian Albrecht

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10 November 2019

Chesapeake, Ohio, United States

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The Great Lakes region is becoming overtaken by algal blooms, but reduction efforts from past projects are helping to create a guide for a way forward. The Chesapeake Bay Program – a multi-state and multi-agency effor...

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...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Chelsea Hofmann

7 November 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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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...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Klaus Sieg

29 October 2019

Ismalia, Egypt

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The Serapium Forest is one of 36 forests in Egypt that are growing because of treated wastewater, part of a country-wide initiative that started 25 years ago as a way to productively use treated sewage water, create f...

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