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The Stream, March 6, 2020: Michigan Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Liability of Public Officials in Flint Water Crisis

The Global Rundown Michigan’s highest court hears arguments over whether residents of Flint should be allowed to sue public officials over the city’s 2014-15 water crisis. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives begin an investigation of Nestle Waters North America’s water bottling operations. An analysis of nitrate pollution in Minnesota shows that the problem […]


The Stream, January 21, 2020: Water Crisis Leaves Bulgarian Government Facing a No-Confidence Vote

The Global Rundown The Bulgarian government faces a no-confidence vote due to ongoing water shortages affecting thousands of people. Lawmakers in Michigan propose two bills that would limit access to groundwater for water bottling company Nestlé Waters North America, Inc. Controversy ensues over an $80 million water rights sale to the Australian government. China bans […]


The Stream, December 4, 2019: South Africa To Invest $61 Billion in Water Infrastructure Over the Next Decade

The Global Rundown South Africa announces a $61 billion plan to combat water scarcity. The Michigan Court of Appeals rules against a request by Nestle Waters North America to build a pump station in Osceola, Michigan. A U.S. District Judge approves a $50 million settlement related to water pollution. Trade associations reject a request by […]


The Stream, May 10: UK Coastal Communities May Need to Relocate Due to Rising Flood Risks

The Global Rundown Rising global temperatures could lead to the deluge of coastal and riverside communities in the United Kingdom. The U.S. Geological Survey measures water levels in Evart, Michigan, near a controversial Nestlé well. Zimbabwe announces possible power cuts as dam levels drop. Engineers say severe flooding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month could […]


The Stream, January 23: Gila River Indian Community Threatens to Withdraw Support of Arizona Drought Plan

The Global Rundown The Gila River Indian Community threatens to withdraw from Arizona’s drought contingency plan. Drought and disease hamper farming in South Africa. Gretchen Whitmer, the newly-elected governor of Michigan, commits to providing Flint residents with bottled water until all pipes are repaired. A desalination system is under consideration in Walgett, Australia after high […]


The Stream, May 1: Australia Persuades the UN to Cut Criticisms of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan from Report

The Global Rundown The Australian government persuades the United Nations to delete criticism of the Murray-Darling basin plan from a report on irrigation. Egypt hopes to speed up negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. A conservation group plans to formally challenge a Michigan decision to let Nestle withdraw groundwater from the state. The United […]