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Peter Gleick: Unsafe Drinking Water for California's Poor – Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unacceptable

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The United States has -- for the most part -- an excellent tap…

World Water Week 2010 Tackles Quality Issues

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Canadian teen duo wins the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their project on biodegredation.

The Price of Wastewater: A Comparison of Sewer Rates in 30 U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

Infographic: Wastewater Treatment Costs in Major U.S. Cities

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Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

EPA Announces Study to Re-Examine the Health Risks of Hydrofracking

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States have begun implementing stricter standards for the controversial natural gas drilling process.

Standing in a Really Long Line: Toilet Queue Serves Indian Village Effort to Promote Sanitation Awareness

The Janadesar village in the arid Marwar Region of India teamed up with the Jal Bahagirathi Foundation on World Toilet Day

Biofuels that Save Water and Land

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Flushing For Fuel: Wastewater grows energy-rich plants and algae.

Analysis: World Water Day Promises Much, but We’ve Been Here Before

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Global leaders lay out steps to improved water quality at World Water Day, but much of the implementation is beyond their control.

World Water Day Panelists Urge New Mindset for Wastewater Treatment

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Newly-released UNEP report details challenges, benefits of expanding wastewater treatment coverage.

Kenyan Prison Uses Constructed Wetland to Improve Sanitation

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Low cost, low maintenance water treatment system in Kenyan prison proves better for small communities than traditional waste water treatment.

The Economics of Water Quality Need Greater Emphasis, UN Experts Say

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Waste water treatment costs and ecosystem services are often not properly accounted for, say UN experts at World Water Day conference.

David Kuria: Sanitation and Toilet Entrepreneur

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In the sub-Saharan region, 80% of recorded illnesses are water-born diseases, and more than two-thirds of these people don’t have access to basic sanitation. While access to safe drinking water is gaining importance in the political arena, it’s still hard to talk about restrooms and toilets, but today I’m speaking with a man who really does know toilets.