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HotSpots H2O, May 13: Eleven Killed in Kenya Water Quarrel

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A clash over water left eleven people dead and two injured in Marsabit County, Kenya, during the first week of May, 2019.

What's Up With Water – Jakarta, Indonesia's Sinking Capital

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What’s Up with Water, your “need-to-know news” of the…
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HotSpots H2O: Floods, Sanctions, and Shortages Deluge Iran

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The Trump administration announced last week that it will…

Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.
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New Zealand Waterways Fouled by Farm Runoff, Tourist Waste

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Pesticides, trash, and heavy metals litter New Zealand’s waterways.

HotSpots H2O: California Water District Sues to Stop Colorado Drought Plan

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The Imperial Irrigation District, an influential agency on the Colorado River, sued to halt a basinwide drought plan.

U.S. Irrigation Continues Steady Eastward Expansion

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Irrigated farmland in the United States climbed to a record-high 58 million acres in 2017, according to new federal government data.

HotSpots H2O: Attack on Libya’s Capital Cuts Off Water for Civilians, Detained Refugees

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An outbreak of waterborne diseases may be imminent in Tripoli, Libya’s embattled capital and largest city.

Despite Billions in Losses and Clear Financial Dangers, Companies Slow to Respond to Water Risks

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More businesses track water use, but fewer take the next step of setting targets.

HotSpots H2O: South Sudanese Dying from Thirst and Water-Related Violence

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According to government estimates, 80 percent of South Sudanese do not have steady access to clean water.

HotSpots H2O: Reversing a Drought Pattern, Afghanistan Struck by Deadly Floods

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After years of drought, wet weather returned, in force, to Afghanistan this winter.
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HotSpots H2O: Water, Food Shortages Deadlier than Violence in Embattled Yemen

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A grim, new UNICEF report estimates that children under five in conflict zones are 20 times more likely to die from dirty water than from being shot.