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Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center team up for a Global Choke Point presentation.

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Detroit Water Shut off Life Without Water Voices from Detroit Circle of Blue J. Carl Ganter Todd Zawistowski

The U.S. government spends more than $450 million each year to provide water and sanitation to poor and vulnerable populations around the world. It’s the first rule of international development, and it brings health, education, and prosperity. Yet in Detroit — a city under emergency management that is reeling from decades of deindustrialization and neighborhood […]

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A breakdown of the different types of phosphorous in Ohio’s Maumee and Sandusky rivers that have led to algal blooms in Lake Erie since the 1970s.

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A gallery of algae photos submitted by people from around the Great Lakes.

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Completed in 1935, Hoover Dam supplies electricity to 29 million people in Arizona, California and Nevada.

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Farmers are slowly drying up the nation’s largest underground source of fresh water.

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Blooms occur in Lake Erie’s western basin, Lake Michigan’s Green Bay and Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay.

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A clutch of new data tools from Circle of Blue puts California’s water crisis into context.

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A clutch of new data tools from Circle of Blue puts California’s water crisis into context.

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The current three-year dry cycle is the state’s worst ever.

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One of the world’s largest canal systems moves billions of gallons of water to where it does not naturally flow.

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Credit — Map © Jordan B. Bates and Aubrey Ann Parker / Circle of Blue Caption — Infographic: California’s water withdrawals from 1985 to 2005, as well as information on population demographics and arsenic contamination in the Central Valley.

The most populous state in the United States enters the summer of 2014 in the throes of a ruinous drought.

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Watch this short tutorial to learn how to use Qlikview’s tool that was endorsed by the White House Climate Initiative.

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Click through the interactive Qlikview infographic to see how California’s water levels have changed over the last two decades.

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Interactive Event on California Drought – Lessons Learned from Australia Join the conversation How should California respond to its water challenges? What can it learn from Australia’s ongoing drought? March 18, 2014 Background and invitation Direct link to register Learn more CALIFORNIA and AUSTRALIA (March 11, 2014) — Circle of Blue, the team of award-winning […]

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California’s severe drought is forcing the nation’s largest state to reconcile old assumptions about water supply and management with the reality of long-term drying trends, declining groundwater, and polluted drinking water, according to an expert panel of scientists and journalists convened during a Circle of Blue interactive drought briefing conference call on February 13.

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Click here to register for this special interactive Maestro teleconference.

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The title of intern holds certain connotations. But what does the title of extern hold? Emily Kotz explains the differences between an extern and an intern, and she would know – she held both titles during her time with Circle of Blue this summer.

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Joanne Yao, a summer intern with Circle of Blue, reflects on the wet world around her in Traverse City, Michigan.

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The dust of Egypt’s leadership transition has barely begun to settle, and already the new government is working to forestall any loss in supply or access to the Nile’s waters. Meanwhile, Ethiopia continues upstream with one of the largest hydropower projects in the world.

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