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Leopold Obi

24 July 2018

Kenya

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Rising populations and increasing river-side infrastructure has severely impacted the Mau Forest Complex in Kenya. Home to the Mara River which directly contributes to various community's livelihoods, protecting the w...

Ensia

Yasaswini Sampathkumar

10 July 2018

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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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...

Los Angeles Times

Jacques Leslie

5 July 2018

California, United States

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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.

Haaretz

Gabriel Alves

14 June 2018

Brazil

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Flushing a toilet is not only wasteful in terms of water usage, but it is also costly. "Few people know how many liters of water are used, or how much they pay for each liter of water used at home," explains Ezequiel ...

Wired

Matt Simon

12 June 2018

Los Angeles, California, United States

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With climate change on the horizon, Los Angeles is rushing to pull water from surprising sources. The goal: aqueous independence.

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Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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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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Austin Cope

22 May 2018

Colorado, United States

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A green oasis sits amongst desert land in southwest Colorado, but this swath of Ute Mountain land wasn't always so fortunate. Thanks in large part to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe leveraging their sovereignty, a settleme...

The Standard

Graham Kajilwa

9 May 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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With water scarcity a very real concept in South Africa, the hotels in the country may be able to learn how to survive by looking to Nairobi's various water conservation methods.

Ensia

Erica Gies

8 May 2018

United States

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In response to the growing concern about the world's water supply, a movement known in the United States as "One Water" has taken shape and is gathering momentum on a mission to halt floods, droughts and water polluti...

The Guardian

Krista Mahr

4 May 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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In late 2017, Cape Town announced “day zero,” the projected date when water supplies would be so low that the city would turn off the taps. It was a bold move and people listened. Water use fell.

Making Contact

Maria Doerr

2 May 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

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Mexico City is drilling deep underground to keep residents supplied with water. Much of their water comes from the Water Forest outside the city, which is threatened by urban expansion. To conserve the water coming fr...

Yale Environment 360

Jacques Leslie

1 May 2018

California, United States

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Water conservation has been a hot topic for the last decade. As nations continue to search for ways to ensure a safe water supply for future generations, some places are looking to history for answers. Taking a page o...

Christian Science Monitor

Ryan Lenora Brown

30 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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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...

The Huffington Post

Eve Fairbanks

19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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When faced with the dire likelihood that the city would run entirely out of water, Cape Town communities responded by looking at the challenge with resiliency, rather than complacency or inconvenience. Though not with...

The News Minute

Shatakshi Gawade

16 April 2018

Pune, India

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Community service is taken very seriously in villages throughout India, where over 12,000 tribal men, women and children have been known to gather to tackle environmental conservation projects. Not only has this prove...

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Justus Wanzala

9 February 2018

Timau, Kenya

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Over 5000 farmers across Kenya have begun using hydroponic techniques to grow fodder for their cows. This trend ensures milk production is still high in time of drought, when traditionally grown grass doesn’t do well....

Public Radio International (PRI)

Deepa Fernandes

23 January 2018

Comitancillo, Guatemala

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With climate change warming agriculture lands, many communities are losing ground for farming. In one Guatemalan indigenous community, this resulted in many children becoming malnourished. The community rallied togeth...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Jason Margolis

11 January 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Monitoring usage incentivizes water-intensive companies to develop water-saving techniques. Boston-based nonprofit, CERES, helps companies like Pepsi and Levi’s develop more sustainable practices. For example, Pepsi r...

CivicStory

Scott Morris

19 December 2017

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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Due in part to an outdated infrastructure, Newark's storm sewers get overwhelmed with litter, oil and other materials that end up impacting the cleanliness of the community's drinking water. To combat this issue, a gr...

Montana Public Radio

Nicky Ouellet

24 November 2017

Montana, United States

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Beginning in the mid 1980s, quagga and zebra mussels started invading lakes and major river systems in the U.S. They migrate through humans, by clinging to ships. Their invasion is burdensome, and the damage they infl...

Apolitical

Odette Chalaby

3 November 2017

Amman, Jordan

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A program in Jordan works to aid in the country's water crisis by training women to become professional plumbers. While, traditionally, men take on the role of plumbing in Jordan, they're not allowed to enter a house ...

News Deeply

Alastair Bland

5 October 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States

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Expanding off of soon-to-expire agreement, the implementation of Minute 323 represents an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to continue collaborations in order to manage and share resources from the Colorado River...

WABE

Molly Samuel

28 July 2017

Fayette, Georgia, United States

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Water wars have become a norm throughout the United States as droughts become more prominent due to climate change. By releasing more water back into the environment than required to by law, however, Fayette County ha...

Inc. Magazine

Kevin J. Ryan

14 June 2017

New Jersey, United States

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Farming uses 70 percent of all freshwater consumed and only allows the recycling of about half of that after use. With water scarcity on the rise, a company called AeroFarms has developed a new method of farming that ...

NPR

Chhavi Sachdev

7 June 2017

Delhi, India

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Scientists and activists in India are training citizens to collect information on water issues like contamination — and upload it so it can be used to push for change.

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