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Brazil’s Covid And Water Crisis: On The Front Lines With Photojournalist Tommaso Protti

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Reporting from the front lines in Brazil, one of the new epicenters of the coronavirus, where water is a central issue in combatting the disease.

In Nigeria, Doctors Turn to Basic Hygiene to Slow Covid-19

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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads through Africa’s most populous country, a health foundation pushes for better access to water, sanitation and hygiene.

Coronavirus, After Delay, Arrives in Bangladesh's Refugee Camps

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One threat for Rohingya Muslims collides with another.

North Carolina, In Early Stages of Financial Review, Sees Potentially Large Number of Distressed Water Systems

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North Carolina officials are working to develop a rating system that would identify public water and sewer providers at risk of financial failure.

Remarkable Drop in Colorado River Water Use a Sign of Climate Adaptation

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Use of Colorado River water in the three states of the river’s lower basin fell to a 33-year low in 2019.

Uganda wants people to leave flooded wetlands - and not come back

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Authorities have been trying to clear the wetlands around Africa’s biggest lake for years. This year’s flooding may have helped their case.

Feds Propose River Temperature Limits to Protect Salmon in Pacific Northwest

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EPA seeks to keep Columbia and Lower Snake rivers from cooking…

World's Refugee Camps At Risk for Major COVID-19 Outbreak

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Health experts and humanitarian organizations fear that an outbreak of Covid-19 inside the world’s refugee camps could threaten global containment efforts.

Enthusiasm But Obstacles in Using Sewage to Monitor Coronavirus

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Health departments and researchers in hundreds of cities worldwide are turning to sewage to better understand the spread of the new coronavirus in their communities.

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.