Cities
Just before sunrise, New York City’s skyline is reflected in the Hudson River. The world has roughly 30 megacities, including New York, which is one of two in the United States — Los Angeles being the other. Megacities are defined as metropolitan areas with populations that are greater than 10 million.

Danish documentary explores the beating human heart of cities but fails to examine water in the urban landscape.

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Australia’s largest urban economy wants to build a parallel water system to deliver non-potable supplies.

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USACE Sandy levee repair

Water utilities prepare for bigger storms and rising seas.

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The Hartford, Connecticut riverfront, once polluted and unappealing, now draws nearly a million visitors each year. A riverside plaza, shown here, hosts concerts and festivals and is connected to downtown by a promenade over Interstate 91.

Today, the Clean Water Act is 40 years old. Though it brought substantial benefits to urban areas, water quality problems — some old, some new — persist in the United States.

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Manila Water Company, in charge of resource distribution for the Manila’s East Zone, is ramping up its focus and funding for city-wide sewerage projects.

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When vendors and their customers spend less on water from the filling stations, both parties stand to profit, according to aid workers in Manila.

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Omar, an 11-year-old who once begged for food on the streets in Manila, now sells fish in the early morning hours. Aid workers say safe water has transformed the Cuatro community. Omar is now able to attend school after the sun rises and the last fish are sold for the day.

While water privatization projects around the globe continue to be controversial, Manila stands out for its innovations and its impasses, often touted as one of the world’s most extensive urban water privatization projects to date.

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Chicago Spearheads $7 Billion Plan to Fix Its Crumbling Infrastructure

From expanding its largest airport to replacing century-old water pipes, Chicago introduces an ambitious construction plan that will be partly financed with public-private partnerships.

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Interactive Map: U.S. Cities Acting Now to Reduce Water Risk from Climate Change

A report from the Natural Resources Defense Council describes water threats and adaptations in a dozen American cities.

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

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Water Department cuts connections to thousands of city’s poor.

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A group of Midwestern communities and water districts has filed a federal lawsuit against Swiss corporation Syngenta AG and its American subsidiary

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As hundreds of thousands lose their jobs and homes monthly, a new population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) haunts the American landscape.

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A troubled metropolitan water and sewer department that serves 4.3 million people in southeast Michigan might finally get the support of Detroit’s populous — city and suburbs alike.

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The Seattle Times reports that warmer weather and smaller Cascade snowpacks will shrink water supplies by as much as a quarter for Seattle and surrounding areas in the future, according to new studies.

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