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Chandigarh, India

After a year of deep droughts, worsening pollution, rising sea levels, and floods, water was finally recognized as perilous to nations and the international economy.

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What Next China

A new and huge city focuses on getting cleaner.

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Opportunity to shift from coal to cleaner energy is real and needed.

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Momentum for a deal is strong.

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Though economic expansion is slowing  in China, the country is still growing over $US 700 billion annually, almost twice the growth increase in the United States. Demand for energy to build and operate mammoth residential housing projects like this one in Shenzhen remains strong, though more of the region's electricity is produced from natural gas, nuclear, and renewable power sources.

World’s largest coal consumer’s challenge to lower climate-changing emissions.

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Donghao Chung, Guangzhous Daylighted Water Refuge

A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message of new principles at work in China.

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El Nino Droughts Take Toll in Africa Asia and the Pacific

Millions of people from Australia to Ethiopia are facing water shortages, failed harvests, and food insecurity.

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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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WaterAccessMap

Elynn Walter is the sustainability director at WASH Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative that aims to increase awareness of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal drinking water access.

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful week into a global perspective.

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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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BillChristiansen

Bill Christiansen, program manager for the Chicago-based Alliance for Water Efficiency, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water, talks with Circle of Blue about the subgoal to improve water efficiency.

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.

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LakeBaikal(1)

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

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BigLakes03

Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

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HungerReport

Droughts, floods, and a lack of clean water slow the elimination of food insecurity in developing nations.

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Sendai02

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

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Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.

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The amount of food in storage around the world is on the rise, but stocks are still historically low.

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