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Concerns over Bottled Water and NAFTA Swirl during British Columbia Drought

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Citizen petition calls for higher fees on Nestle and other bottled water companies while authorities worry about trade agreement implications.

Alaska Bulk Water Shipments to California Proposed

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Despite a signed contract, Sitka city officials say the real test is whether water is actually delivered.

Peter Gleick: Zombie Water Projects (Just when you thought they were really dead...)

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Not all zombies are fictional, and some are potentially really dangerous – at least to our pocketbooks and environment. These include zombie water projects: large, costly water projects that are proposed, killed for one reason or another, and are brought back to life, even if the project itself is socially, politically, economically, and environmentally unjustified.
Shiprock, New Mexico: The Navajo Nation — which spans a 70,000-square-kilometer stretch of mesa, sand, and canyons in parts of New Mexico, Utah, and northern Arizona — is the largest and, arguably, the driest American Indian reservation in the United States.

Racing an Arizona Senator’s Retirement, Dry Navajo Nation Draws Closer to Securing More Water

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The largest reservation in the U.S. has one of the nation's highest poverty rates — more than 40 percent — and very little water infrastructure. Many residents pay nearly 50 times the municipal cost for water, which instead is delivered from a tank in the back of a truck, often resulting in water-borne intestinal illnesses.

Infographic: Alaska to India Bulk Water Export Data

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Sitka, Alaska to send millions of gallons of water to India, which will then be distributed in the Middle East.

Timeline: North American Bulk Water Sales

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Bulk water has been attempted and banned around the world. Visualize the last decade of attempts in Sitka.