Entries by Elena Bruess

HotSpots H2O: St. Vincent Volcano Still Erupting With No End In Sight

Ash and gas spewing from La Soufriere volcano sparked a humanitarian emergency this month on the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines as frequent eruptions interfered with the island’s drinking water system and forced thousands of people to leave their homes.  La Soufriere has been active for more than two weeks, following its […]

HotSpots H2O: Russia Under Pressure as Thousands in Crimea Ration Water

Elena BruessElena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue’s HotSpots H2O.

HotSpots H2O:New Research Finds National Reform Vital for Jordan’s Worsening Water Crisis

Elena BruessElena Bruess writes on the intersection of environment, health, and human rights for Circle of Blue and covers international conflict and water for Circle of Blue’s HotSpots H2O.

HotSpots H2O: Homeless San Franciscans Are In A Clean Water Crisis

People living on San Francisco’s streets and in its parks face daily barriers to finding and accessing clean water, according to a report released earlier this month.

HotSpots H2O: Following Hurricanes, Water Insecurity Spikes in Nicaragua

Since Hurricanes Eta and Iota devastated Nicaragua last winter, an estimated 500,000 people along the northern Caribbean coast do not have access to clean water, hygiene, and sanitation facilities.  For the past four months, the Nicaraguan government and international humanitarian organizations have been rebuilding housing, water facilities, and other damaged infrastructure, but officials on the […]

HotSpots H2O: With History of Pollution, British Water Utility Will Now Alert Residents to Sewage Spills

Thames Water Utilities, the United Kingdom’s largest water company, is creating a system to alert the public to sewage discharges into British rivers and streams.

HotSpots H2O: Canadian Government Misses Target to End Water Insecurity for First Nations Communities

Many First Nations in Canada continue to live without clean water six years after the government began actively addressing the issue, according to a report published by the Auditor General of Canada late last month.