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With exceptions like California and Australia, regions and cities shape resilient adaptations to water security.

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Second largest U.S. city confronts new era of water scarcity with innovations on a new scale.

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Plant is at the center of a big move to also solve city’s solid waste problem.

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A nationally significant program of storm water management daylights streams, renovates a centerpiece lake, restores an estuary, and empowers a West Coast city.

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In Peru’s capital city, vulnerable communities pay a premium for water as poor infrastructure, population growth, and climate change pressure supplies.

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State and provincial leaders act to end danger to Lake Erie, which has suffered from a resurgence of nutrient pollution and toxic algae outbreaks over the past decade.

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Transparency , accountability, and civic participation are key to improving Sao Paulo’s water security.

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Beyond Sendai, water community turns attention to Sustainable Development Goals.

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Drought has placed Sao Paulo’s Cantareira water supply system under extreme stress.

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The Cantareira reservoir water system that supplies half of Sao Paulo’s 20 million residents is now only 10 percent full after more than year of record-setting drought.

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Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options other than new pipes and prayers for rain.

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America’s seventh-largest city debates a pipeline project worth billions as the second-fastest-growing state faces more demands for water in its third year of severe drought.

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Lack of testing requirements inhibits more thorough review of drinking water safety.

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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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Where the Maumee River feeds into Lake Erie, the city of Toledo relies on the lake to supply drinking water for half a million residents in northern Ohio. Intense algal blooms, which can release toxins capable of causing severe liver damage, caused a neighboring Ohio community water treatment plant to shut down in September.

Explore options from stricter fertilizer regulations to funding water plant improvements.

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Toledo crisis prompts calls for action, purchases of testing equipment to safeguard public health.

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Toxin is below detectable levels in region’s drinking water

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Algae toxins poison Lake Erie; 400,000 people without water.

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Pipelines and canals buy some cities a ticket out of water stress — for now.

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New conditions of supply and demand in the world’s ninth-largest city.

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