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Om Prakash

Delhi reportedly has a high percentage of coverage for sanitation and water supply. But one photographer has 74,000 images spanning the last 10 years that challenge the perception of progress

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Tehuacan Video Essay

The Tehuacán Valley captures the tragedy and triumph of Mexico’s worst freshwater crisis in decades. In this video, meet Francisca Rosas Valencia, a leader who is working to better her community’s water future.

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J. Carl Ganter is director of Circle of Blue, a global water research organization at the heart of the Great Lakes. TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan — The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based organization best known for convening global leaders through its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland, has appointed J. Carl Ganter, co-founder and director for Circle of […]

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First Water Era Human Civilization

The infographic portrays the evolution of water technology, including its immediate successes of human progress and the disadvantages of that progress. Based on an essay by Peter Gleick, the scientific, social, and historical findings are translated into this piece, putting those patterns in a contemporary light.

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World's Population

Entry in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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Water Consumption and Use 120 Urbanizing Countries

The relative water consumption per capita, percent usage of available freshwater in each country, and the respective breakdowns of use in agricultural, municipal, and industrial sectors are shown for the 120 fastest-urbanizing countries.

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Peter Gleick

Where have all our drinking water fountains gone? They have been disappearing, one by one, from our public spaces, parks, offices.

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Climate change is worsening, fast. The National Climate Data Center of the National Oceanic

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Singapore Water Independence © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.

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Jonathan Waterman has lived for five months on the waters of the Colorado River–he’s paddled its length and then walked when the river ran out.

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In the U.S. a fifth of all energy may be consumed by water, and the biggest use of water – 42% by some estimates – is for energy.

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I’ve often daydreamed about what an alien civilization would think about Earth if it were ever to come visit.

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.

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One of the reasons for the explosive growth in the sales of bottled water in the past two decades is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains.

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Polluted groundwater has forced the South African government to scramble for solutions.

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The California Legislature pulled the massive $11 billion water bond from the November ballot and moved it to 2012.

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Peter Gleick applauds the UN General Assembly’s declaration: “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”

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A technology once heralded as a simple solution to Africa’s drinking water problem now stands as a broken, unused and poorly planned reminder of international water aid’s latest misstep.

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California has just suffered through three years of drought. Certainly not the first such drought and not the last.

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A new report furthers the hypothesis that water stress serves as a catalyst for conflict.

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