Baltimore Council Approves Income-Based Water Bills

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The Baltimore City Council, in the face of rising water and sewer rates and public anger over billing errors, approved a discount program that ties monthly water bills for its poorest residents to their annual household income.

As rains fall short, Manila trickles into a water crisis

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As drought grips the Philippines, Manila is becoming the latest big city to struggle to access enough water.
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Mining Giant Behind Deadly Dam Collapse Took Lax Approach to Corporate Responsibility

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Vale SA, the mining entity responsible for the deadly dam collapse in Brazil, took a lax approach towards corporate responsibility.

Water Utilities Call on Big Data to Guide Pipe Replacements

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The drinking water industry says aging infrastructure is its top challenge. Can AI help?

Groundwater Plummets in Delhi, City of 29 Million

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Experts warn that Delhi could reach “zero groundwater levels” by 2020.

Infographic: Household Wells in the United States

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Thirteen percent of Americans, some 42 million people, use a household well for their water supply.

Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

Detroit Schools Shut Off Drinking Water After Finding Elevated Levels of Lead, Copper

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A task force will investigate the contamination and identify solutions.
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Karachi’s Water Supply Curtailed by Theft and Mismanagement

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Theft, corruption, and disrepair hamper water access for millions in Pakistan's largest city. 

Water Scarcity Looms in London’s Future

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The city's water demand is expected to exceed supply within the next decade.

Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options

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After depleting groundwater reserves, China's capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country's flood-prone South.
Javier Serafin, a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power utility worker, climbs on a 144-inch outlet, which connects to an ultraviolet treatment plant that will be completed in 2019. Photo © J. Carl Ganter / Circle of Blue

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