Entries by Eileen Wray-McCann

Water Utility Consolidation in California

A look at water utility consolidation in California.

What’s Up With Water – India’s Groundwater Crisis is Intensifying

I’m Eileen Wray-McCann, for Circle of Blue, and here’s What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. In Mozambique, nearly a month after Cyclone Idai, damage to water, sanitation and infrastructure continues to impede recovery. Conditions are ripe for disease, especially in slums and displaced persons camps in and around the city […]

Great Lakes Region Policy Shifts

Eileen Wray-McCannEileen Wray-McCann is a writer, director and narrator who co-founded Circle of Blue. During her 13 years at Interlochen Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Northern Michigan, Eileen produced and hosted regional and national programming. She’s won Telly Awards for her scriptwriting and documentary work, and her work with Circle of Blue […]

Russia’s Controversial Lake Baikal Water Bottling Plant

From this week’s edition of World Water Week, a controversial water bottling plant on Russia’s Lake Baikal and a new assessment of American groundwater quality.

Water Quality Concerns in Greece

Eileen Wray-McCannEileen Wray-McCann is a writer, director and narrator who co-founded Circle of Blue. During her 13 years at Interlochen Public Radio, a National Public Radio affiliate in Northern Michigan, Eileen produced and hosted regional and national programming. She’s won Telly Awards for her scriptwriting and documentary work, and her work with Circle of Blue […]

What’s Up With Water – Mexico, approved exploratory fracking wells in pursuit of energy independence.

What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. We begin with a quick survey of water stories around the globe. There are increasing quantities of antibiotics and other medicines in rivers and lakes worldwide. That’s according to a study led by Radboud University in the Netherlands. Researchers estimated pharmaceutical concentrations with the […]

Lake Erie’s Bill Of Rights

Toledo, Ohio, residents will vote on an unusual and controversial proposal to steward their water – by giving Lake Erie its own legal rights

What’s Up With Water – Proposal To Give Lake Erie Its Own Legal Rights

 I’m Eileen Wray-McCann, for Circle of Blue, and here’s What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. We begin with a quick survey of water stories around the globe. Environmental regulators in Western Australia have told the state-run utility to expect large cuts in its groundwater allocation. Water Corporation serves 2 […]

Humans have made the planet greener, and why that could be a mixed blessing

Humans are officially greening the earth. Is that a good thing?

What’s Up With Water – The Mixed Blessing of Humans Greening the Planet

Listen to hear the Implications of global greening and water waste in the oil fields of the Permian Basin.

What’s Up With Water – Water Stress and Conflict in Nigeria, and More

This week’s focus of Circle of Blue’s weekly podcast is on water stress and conflict in Nigeria.

What’s Up With Water – Brazil’s Water After Rupture of Mining Waste Dam, and More

Eileen Wray-McCann, for Circle of Blue, and here’s What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the world’s water. This Week’s  Key Water Stories From Around The Globe. In the United States, Arizona lawmakers approved a short-term plan for cutting water use from the Colorado River. Governor Doug Ducey signed the agreement six hours before […]