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Perspective | Do Two Failed Dams Foretell a Dire Future?

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It is possible that more dams will fail. Upmanu Lall and…

Utilities in Developing Countries, in Financial Tailspin, Try to Keep Water Flowing During Pandemic and Beyond

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Water utilities are experiencing a ‘double hit’ in their finances that could hinder operations into the future.

Country’s Aging Dams, a ‘Sitting Duck,’ Facing a Barrage of Hazards

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Repairing all the country’s deficient dams could cost $70 billion. Having them fail would come with a far greater price, experts say.

As Pandemic Magnifies Navajo Nation Water Deficit, Coronavirus Funding Questions Arise

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Navajo Nation president and residents want to use federal Covid-19 funds on water infrastructure. Is that allowed?

CDC, EPA Change Building Reopening Guidance After Acknowledging Error

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Agencies admit incorrect guidance in documents intended to protect people from a deadly waterborne disease.

‘Deadly’ Consequences If Stagnant Water in Shuttered Buildings Is Not Properly Addressed

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The extensive closure of offices, hotels, restaurants and other commercial buildings in response to the coronavirus pandemic is a potential health hazard once those structures are reopened to the public.

House Democrats Add Water Provisions to Next Coronavirus Bill Proposal

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Democrats seek water shutoff protections and aid to low-income customers as part of $3 trillion package. Republicans quickly dismissed the bill.

For Honolulu, Rising Seas Deliver Flood Risks Three Ways

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The biggest source of flooding linked to sea-level rise for Hawaii’s capital city comes not from the sea itself. It comes from underground.

Lake Victoria's surging water levels threaten hydro dams: Uganda

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Lake Victoria's water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century after about eight months of relentless downpours, posing a threat to Uganda's hydropower plants.

Water Shortage Leaves Poorer Mexicans High and Dry in Coronavirus Fight

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Water scarcity complicates attempts to sanitize the area amid the spread of the coronavirus disease.

Water Utilities Want a Bailout. Will Congress Listen?

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Water and wastewater utilities and their customers were ignored in Congress’s three coronavirus relief bills.

Perspective: How Does the Coronavirus Crisis Compare to the Global Groundwater Crisis?

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Global efforts on the scale of those to curb the devastation of SARS-CoV-2 are few and far between. These months could provide a template for reducing future environmental damage.