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

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

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

Environmental Threats Natural disasters cost the world approximately…

Vessela Monta

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

Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson

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

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

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

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

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

Infographic: Urban Areas vs. Water Access Global Map

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)

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

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

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.