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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter recently sat on a panel about water, environment, and food security in Colombia. See his take on this drama’s main characters in photos that he took in Cartegena’s poorest neighborhoods and how they relate to the global picture.

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infographic: Wealth of the Nile

Controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which will become the largest dam in Africa when it is completed in 2017, stems from a long history of disputes along the Nile River’s 10 countries.

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Photographer Norbert Schiller on the Nile River Basin

In reporting on the Nile River Basin, Circle of Blue spoke with Norbert Schiller, a journalist and photographer with more than 25 years of experience covering the Middle East and Africa. He is currently a columnist for Mint Press News.

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The Rapid Destruction of the Mesopotamian Marshlands

Saddam Hussein’s legacy includes draining Iraq’s Mesopotamian Marshland, an integral part of the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin and once the third-largest wetland in the world. Now, the Biblical Garden of Eden is the site of the war-weary nation’s first and only national park.

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Most abundant in Chhattisgarh and the neighboring eastern states of Jharkhand and Odisha, India’s coal belt cinches the nation round the middle, tapering off in its westward stretch to both the south and north.

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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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In an attempt to remove risk from the grain-producing economy, India guarantees that it will purchase at generous prices and mill at no cost to producers every kernel of wheat and almost every grain of rice that its farmers grow.

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Before the Green Revolution of the mid-1960s, growers in northern India produced an elegant feast of native fruits, grains, and vegetables. By the 1980s, Punjab and Haryana states had together become the largest rice and wheat producers in India.

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Home to 1 million, Chandigarh is considered the ‘cleanest city’ in India. It also has the highest per capita income, thanks in large part to the agricultural boom since the Green Revolution of the 1960s in both Punjab and Haryana states of northern India.

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India’s resource problems are not those of scarcity, but rather of inefficient use and bureaucratic policies.

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After spending a month in India, Circle of Blue’s India team members debrief their findings.

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Water security should have a common language, and it should be a priority for global sustainable development goals, according to a new report by UN-Water.

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A canal fed by the Liaohe River is seen near Xinmin, Liaoning, China on Sept 26, 2012.

Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.

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Learn more about the history of trading water in Australia’s three markets in this infographic.

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Would giving water a price help to limit its demand or would this invite abuse against what the United Nations has called a basic human right? Circle of Blue spoke with Brian Richter, of The Nature Conservancy, and Frederick Kaufman, a journalism professor and an author, about their opposing viewpoints.

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China Water Resources

Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, faces multiple challenges for sustaining its water supply.

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China Energy Production

Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, races to meet rising demand for energy.

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China's Major Grains Map

Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, has shifted its bread baskets to the north.

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The northeast region of China, including Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin provinces, is among the world’s most important breadbaskets.

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Choke Point: China is an on-the-ground report that displays in text, photographs, and interactive graphics the powerful evidence of a potentially ruinous confrontation between growth, water, and energy that is already visible across China; a confrontation that is virtually certain to grow more dire over the next decade.

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