Desalination Has a Waste Problem

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Brine production is 50 percent higher than was assumed, UN study finds.

HotSpots H2O: Massive Fish Kills Fuel Anger Over Murray-Darling Basin Management

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Australia’s Murray-Darling Basin is mired in another controversy following recent fish kills. Up to one million fish are dead.

Water and Climate Hazards Again Highlight World Economic Forum Risks Report

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Drought, water scarcity, climate change, extreme weather -- these and other environmental factors are among the biggest risks to society and industry, says WEF.

HotSpots H2O: Water Crisis Continues to Debilitate Gaza Strip

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Polluted water in the Gaza Strip continues to sicken people — and there are few signs of improvement.

Groundwater Plummets in Delhi, City of 29 Million

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

HotSpots H2O: Water Conflicts to Watch in 2019

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Water will continue to be intertwined with social and political tension in 2019.

Photojournalist’s Notebook: São Paulo’s Wastewater

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Despite new expansion efforts, wastewater treatment in São Paulo remains woefully inadequate.

HotSpots H2O, December 17: Refugees Returning to Syria Face Devastated Water, Sewage Infrastructure

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The Rundown Islamic State (IS) militants were ousted from key…

As PFAS Lawsuits Proliferate, Legal Tactics Emerge

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Potentially billions of dollars in damages are at stake in more than a hundred lawsuits against companies and others for contaminating water with PFAS.

New Estimate Finds Less Fresh Groundwater in U.S. Than Previously Assumed

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A new study demonstrates that fresh groundwater, in eastern states as well as those west of the Mississippi, is shallower than previously thought and thus less abundant.

FERC Panel Finds Deficiencies in Oroville Dam Safety Reviews

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After the Oroville spillway failure, hydropower regulators assess the dam inspection process.

HotSpots H2O, December 10: Inequality Fuels Water Quarrels in India’s Second Most Populous State

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The Rundown In late October, the government of Maharashtra,…