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The most dramatic freshwater news stories of 2011 literally broke wide open in the Pacific Northwest's hydropowered region, as two major Washington currents were unplugged in in order to replenish an endangered, iconic, transrational species of fish. In that same spirit of silent wonder, and agape, the following 318 words began to arrange and then unglue themselves to honor these inspired, extraordinary events.
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Heavy hitters in the water world met at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 16 for a public-awareness marketing campaign. But who is the target audience? And what message do they need to hear?
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Kader Asmal, South Africa's first democratic Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry, was a "tireless advocate for human rights," and shifted the country's policies to help bring water to arid rural lands and urban slums such as Alexandra Township in Johannesburg. Photo ©J. Carl Ganter/Circle of Blue
When Nelson Mandela named South Africa’s first democratic Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry – a futile effort to keep his outspoken, irascible, chain-smoking friend out of trouble – Kader Asmal claimed ignorance about the rudimentary basics of his new portfolio.
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Set aside warm and fuzzy emotion, and use cold logic to revalue our matrix of life.
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"...for every Bushman caught, accused, arrested and roughed up, several others sneaked in to gather or hunt, preferring to live freely without official help, without water that had strings attached."
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The fifth installment of Workman's book details the Bushmen's painful legal battle for water access against the Botswana government, which had begun to use "intentional, compulsory thirst" on the indigenous community. Left little choice, the Bushmen pursued court action to make access to water a fundamental human right.
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The second installment Climate Change Coping Strategies of excerpts from James G. Workman's Heart of Dryness
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