New Satellite Will See Water’s Big Picture

SWOT mission aims to fill global gaps in key water data.

2022 Election Recap: Landslide Victory for Florida City’s ‘Right to Clean Water’ Amendment

Voters approved most water-related initiatives on the November 8 ballot.

Slow to Start, Federal Water Bill Assistance Program Ramps Up

New program encounters many hurdles.

2022 Election: Water Regulation and Spending Punctuate State and Local Ballots

Groundwater regulation, legal rights to clean water, and spending measures highlight this election cycle.

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New Satellite Will See Water’s Big Picture

SWOT mission aims to fill global gaps in key water data.

2022 Election Recap: Landslide Victory for Florida City’s ‘Right to Clean Water’ Amendment

Voters approved most water-related initiatives on the November 8 ballot.

Slow to Start, Federal Water Bill Assistance Program Ramps Up

New program encounters many hurdles.

2022 Election: Water Regulation and Spending Punctuate State and Local Ballots

Groundwater regulation, legal rights to clean water, and spending measures highlight this election cycle.
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Communities Turned into Sewage Swamps

South Africa’s wastewater crisis is making life unbearable for its residents.

Voices from the Drying Rio Grande

One of the West's iconic waterways, the Rio Grande is under assault from a warming climate.

In New Mexico, Partners Collaborate to End Siege from Megafires

Initiative in the Rio Grande basin intends to thwart catastrophic wildfires that wreck watersheds.

Mine Cleanup Law Weakened By Coal’s Decline

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Reclamation is a flashpoint for the partisan divide over fossil fuels.

The President and Congress Deliver $11 Billion for Abandoned Mine Cleanups

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Midwest is the target of more dollars to secure water and revive former energy strongholds.

Tap Water Failures and Distrust of Government: A Conversation with Manny Teodoro

Bad tasting and polluted tap water are not just infrastructure problems.

Perspective | Transforming the Economics and Governance of Water

Water-related crises around the world have shown that current systems of governance and economic organization are unsuited for a world altered by global warming.

  • Cholera has broken out in more than two dozen countries, causing a vaccine shortage that is challenging global health organizations. The body that coordinates the distribution of cholera vaccines said it will now use a single dose instead of the typical two-shot regimen. Restricting patients to a single shot will reduce the vaccine’s effectiveness in children. But the strategy allows for more vaccines to go around.
  • One such recent disaster occurred in Pakistan, where about one-third of the country and much of its farmland was submerged by severe monsoon flooding. As the waters recede there has been a surge in childhood hunger and malnutrition.
  • In South Africa, reservoir levels are declining and the leading water utility is restricting water in the country’s most populated province. Gauteng is home to about a quarter of South Africa’s people, including its largest city, Johannesburg. Rand Water serves Gauteng and three neighboring provinces, and it announced a 30 percent cut in water deliveries.