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

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The oil industry’s relationship to water is governed by a surprising ratio.

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State and federal authorities move to tame use of aquifers as oil field dumps.

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Triggered by the April 25 earthquake, Kali Gandaki landslide reveals long-term challenges in the world’s highest mountain range.

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Groundwater, food imports, low fuel prices, and a strong American dollar have more influence on prices than drought.

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Cities must cut water use by 25 percent in 2015.

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No comprehensive data exist on agricultural water consumption.

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Infographic: CA Water Withdrawals

A breakdown of where California’s water is used most, from fracking and Nestle’s bottling plant to almonds and lawns.

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Debate demonstrates the power of water in the drying American West.

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Rock barriers will deflect saltwater intrusion in California’s most important water body.

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Nation’s power grid loses more than 30 percent of generating capacity.

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

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Near the earthquake epicenter, workers were rescued from a dam that is currently under construction by a Chinese company.

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Sitka pipeline

Despite a signed contract, Sitka city officials say the real test is whether water is actually delivered.

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Few substantial changes to the latest version of conservation regulations.

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Cities object to mandatory limits on water use.

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Cities raise rates to pay for repairs and to respond to conservation.

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Map of the cost of water service in 30 major U.S. cities.

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Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.

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