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Circle of Blue combines data and geopolitical analysis to identify 10 places where water issues could undermine civic stability.

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Less salty than the sea, brackish water is poised for wider use in Texas

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The rate of storage expansion has slowed since the mid-20th century

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Seagrass, shellfish, wetlands, and fish are dying in the Peconic Estuary and other Long Island bays.

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Simulations using 20th-century climate data compare Lake Ontario water levels under Plan 2014 and the current regulation plan.

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Nearly one-fifth of U.S. households are not connected to a public sewer.

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matt black wins eugene smith award

Congratulations to Circle of Blue contributing photographer Matt Black for receiving the 36th Annual W. Eugene Smith Award, one of the most prestigious recognitions in documentary photography. In this video for Circle of Blue, Black describes his compelling work in California’s Central Valley that illuminates the most important, personal stories of those living on the […]

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SanitationMap

Sarina Prabasi is the CEO of WaterAid America, part of the international organization WaterAid working to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal and equitable sanitation access.

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GiulioBoccaletti

Giulio Boccaletti is the global managing director for water at The Nature Conservancy. He talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to protect and restore water-related ecosystems and how it represents a shift in thinking about how to provide communities with safe water.

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For the first time, international leaders meeting in New York City this weekend will consider a dedicated goal for water.

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MarkGiordano

Mark Giordano is the director of the Program in Science, Technology and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He researches natural resources management and has written extensively about water management in developing countries. He talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to implement integrated water resources management.

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More than half of the country’s lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.

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Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.

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Warming water temperatures and destructive, non-native species threaten the world’s largest lake.

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Water level’s could fall significantly due to development along the Omo River, the lake’s largest tributary.

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The Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.

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Nutrient pollution from outdated sewage-treatment plants degrades water quality in the world’s deepest, oldest lake.

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The world’s largest aquifers are under stress, according to a decade of data from the GRACE satellites.

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The largest lake in Iran is shrinking rapidly, threatening tourism and health.

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Lana Pollack is the U.S. Chair of the International Joint Commission

Lana Pollack, U.S. Chair of the IJC, talks with Circle of Blue last month in Chicago about some of the most pressing issues in the Great Lakes region.

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