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Q&A: Elynn Walter on the Sustainable Development Goal for Drinking Water

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Elynn Walter is the sustainability director at WASH Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative that aims to increase awareness of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal drinking water access.

Infographic: U.S. Surface Water Pollution by State

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More than half of the country's lakes and rivers are not meeting water quality standards.

After Dry Wells, Relief for Some California Families

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State and local aid is helping, but only for a few.

U.S. Clean Water Law Needs New Act for the 21st Century

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Seminal water law does not address nation's emerging water pollution challenges.

Slideshow: Faces of Tulare County's Drinking Water Crisis

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The Central Valley farming county has the highest number of dry wells in California.

Binational Lake Erie Phosphorus Targets Proposed to Curb Algae

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To limit toxic algae blooms, the United States and Canada will need to reduce nutrient pollution by 40 percent.

In California’s Central Valley, Dry Wells Multiply in the Summer Heat

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Tulare County continues to be the center of the drought’s drinking water crisis.

Middle East Conflicts Jeopardize Water for Millions

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Water is both a weapon and a casualty of violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.

Infographic: Ohio Passes Farm Regulations to Stop Lake Erie Toxic Algae

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Ohio passes its first regulations on farm practices and wastewater discharges since the Toledo drinking water crisis eight months ago.

Infographic: Emergency Water Funds for California Communities (May 2014-July 2015)

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State emergency funds help public water systems and private well…

California’s Rainless Summer Will Dry Up Drinking Water Supplies

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State and local water administrators face supply emergency that is tightening.

Great Lakes Toxic Algae Prompts Big Investment and Rare Political Agreement

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After last summer's toxic algae outbreak, safe drinking water is a priority again in Ohio, the state that spurred the Clean Water Act four decades ago.