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Jean Chua

25 March 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Though once the rivers were afoul with pollution and the carcasses of poisoned fish and the water from taps was too hazardous to drink, Denmark now boasts some of the world's cleanest drinking water and some of it's m...

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Ankita Rao

12 December 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Fed up with living in the world's most polluted city, some residents are fighting back, on their rooftops and backyards. In 2010, India launched the Jawarharlal Nehru Solar Mission, a government program to deploy 20,0...

The New York Times

Jacques Leslie

6 December 2014

Los Angeles, California, United States

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LOS ANGELES is the nation’s water archvillain, according to public perception, notorious for its usurpation of water hundreds of miles away to slake the thirst of its ever-expanding population. Recently, however, Los ...

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Lorraine Chow

5 December 2014

Pullman, Washington, United States

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Salt has become a costly and environmental problem in the twenty first century, with consumers overusing it in cooking and melting city roads during the winter. Salt has risen in price and has infiltrated the waterway...

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Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

26 November 2014

Tanzania

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A water program funded by the World Bank has run into some obstacles as it tries to bring clean water to rural villages in Tanzania. The use of private contractors for projects and allowing communities to decide what ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Tom Murphy

Jacob Kushner

25 November 2014

Tanzania

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Years after a World Bank pilot program built a system to bring clean water to villages in Tanzania, these communities are finding it difficult to fix and operate these projects. While some villages were able to raise ...

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Ankita Rao

11 September 2014

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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A hygiene intervention in a wooden branch, recycled plastic jug, and a bit of soap tied to some rope—a cheap solution that allows access to sanitation in poor communities without incurring major expenses.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 July 2014

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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While California is experiencing its worst drought in history, The World Bank estimates that water systems worldwide have real losses (leakages) of 8.6 trillion gallons per year, about half of that in developing count...

Minnesota Public Radio

Mark Steil

7 July 2014

Worthington, Minnesota, United States

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Minnesota farmers are closely following the debate over how best to manage nitrates. Many farmers—no one knows the number exactly–are already taking action to lower their use of nitrates, which can contaminate water.

Minnesota Public Radio

Jennifer Vogel

16 April 2014

St. Michael, Minnesota, United States

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Capturing water during times of plenty, storing it underground, and pulling it out later when it's needed—it's a strategy used in the western and southeastern parts of the country, and now, for the first time, in Minn...

Minnesota Public Radio

Elizabeth Baier

20 March 2014

Fountain, Minnesota, United States

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Some communities are being forced to take steps—sometimes costly ones, like digging deeper wells—to both tap and protect their groundwater.

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Whitney Pastorek

1 November 2012

India

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In rural communities throughout India, having access to clean water does not always come easy. Sarvajal, originally a non-profit experiment, believes that water insecurity is a solvable issue, however. By helping thos...

The New York Times

Amy Yee

21 March 2012

New Delhi, India

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Low-cost filtration plants are finding their place in some of the most underserved areas of India. Making a cultural shift from drinking well water to filtered water isn't well-received by all villages in the country,...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

8 December 2011

Mahoba, Uttar Pradesh, India

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In Tanzania, mapping of water points showed that nationally, less than half the existing rural water points were working—of water points that were less than two years old, a quarter had already stopped functioning. Br...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

19 November 2010

Elgeyo Marakwet, Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

15 November 2010

Kenya

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The company that manufactures Lifestraw, a water purification device, has found a way to distribute their product to impoverished Kenyan families for free, while still making a profit. In the global carbon credit mark...

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