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Analysis: India Seen As Vital Player at Paris Climate Conference

Opportunity to shift from coal to cleaner energy is real and needed.

Slowly, With Earth Pushing Hard, A Confederacy Of Concern Develops

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Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider discusses how new energy-efficient, water-conserving, land-protecting operating principles are slowly becoming priorities around the world.

Biggest Lakes in the World Under Pressure From Human and Environmental Threats

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Across continents and hemispheres, a growing list of human and environmental pressures threaten the world’s largest lakes, inhibiting their ability to supply water, drive economic activity, preserve biodiversity, and sustain communities.

The Stream, March 15: Disaster Losses Exceeded $100 Billion in 2012

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Environmental Threats Natural disasters cost the world approximately…

Vessela Monta

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"We cannot say that rain is not interesting just because we can…

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

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After years in the IT industry, Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson went…

The Stream, March 2: Where Did The Brahmaputra River's Water Go?

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As water levels dropped three meters (10 feet) in India's Brahmaputra…

The Stream, November 4: Developing Countries Bear Environmental Burdens, UNDP Report Says

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Developing countries are bearing the brunt of environmental burdens…
Urban Water Access 2011

Infographic: Urban Areas vs. Water Access Global Map

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This is a global overview of the water access (as a percentage of population) and of the urban factor.
Billions & Billions Served

Ned Breslin: Counted Like Sheep — Retooling the WASH Model’s “Beneficiary” Indicators (Part I)

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I hate the word “beneficiary.” Beneficiary is a misleading indicator and driver of development assistance.

U.S. State Department Releases Annual Report on Water Aid

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An assessment of U.S. spending for water aid shows that funding from USAID has increased, while Millennium Challenge water grants decreased.

Q&A: Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson Connecting Aid and Water Online at Akvo.org

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Bjelkeman-Pettersson talked to Circle of Blue during the Tällberg Rework the World Conference in Sweden about sharing information to change the global direction on water and sanitation issues.