In Kabul, Residents Chase Receding Groundwater

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The number and depth of wells is constantly increasing in Afghanistan’s capital city.

Water Debt Not on the Menu in Baltimore’s Tax Sale Season

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City and state officials take steps to keep residents from losing homes because of overdue water bills.
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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. 

International Conference Discusses Remedies to Lake Chad Crisis

Ambitious engineering project on the agenda. By Brett…

Pennsylvania's Environmental Rights Amendment Grows Some Teeth

After decades of irrelevance, two court decisions uphold people's right to "clean air, pure water," hearten activists to push for more.

Water Closely Linked to World's Refugee Crisis

Behind barbed-wire fences at this camp in northern Jordan, about 33,000 Syrians — half of them children — exist uneasily, housed in rows of rudimentary shelters that barely protect them from the winter cold.

Amid Political Quarrels over Cape Town Crisis, Engineers Prepare Dams for Day Zero

Squabbles between South Africa’s politicians over who is to blame for Cape Town’s water emergency reached such a pitch in recent weeks that leaders, in an attempt to soften the debate, invoked the country’s icon of peace and resolve.

U.S. Courts Issue Contradictory Rulings on Groundwater and the Clean Water Act

Courts grapple with pollution cases that pit the law against nature.

When the Water Is Shut Off

Cities employ vastly different strategies for late-paying customers.

U.S. Governors Outline Water Priorities

In State of the State speeches, governors emphasize pollution cleanup, collaboration, and funding.

UN Expert Connects U.S. Water and Sanitation Struggles to Poverty

Two-week visit includes examination of sewage failures in Alabama.

EPA Delays Lead and Copper Rule Again, Promises ‘War on Lead’

Draft proposal now expected in August 2018, a seven-month delay.