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Overlooked Army Corps Rulemaking Would Shrink Federal Stream Protections

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Conservation groups and state regulators are alarmed by proposed changes to nationwide permits that authorize construction across streams and wetlands.

California Water Board Collects Data on Household Water Debt, Utility Finances

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More people are behind on their water bills because of the pandemic. State regulators in California want to know how many and how far behind.

2020 Election Recap: Florida County Overwhelmingly Supports Granting Legal Rights to Rivers

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Voters approved water-related measures in several states.

U.S., Mexico Sign Rio Grande Water Agreement

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U.S. and Mexican officials settled a water dispute that had been simmering for several months and led to protests by Mexican farmers concerned about water access.

Who in the U.S. Is in ‘Plumbing Poverty’? Mostly Urban Residents, Study Says

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Not everyone in the country has piped water at home. Study authors argue that water access in the U.S. is inseparable from housing and social inequality.

2020 Election: Water a Factor in Senate Race in Michigan

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A state surrounded by the Great Lakes reckons with aging infrastructure and chemical contamination.

Tajikistan, "House of Water," Where Half of The Population Lacks Access to Water

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While tensions over water access have existed for a while, a murder has made many Tajik women in Somoniyon anxious.

What Has the Trump Administration Meant for Water?

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By narrowing or repealing federal rules, the Trump administration has prioritized big business and reduced pollution protection for waterways.

2020 Election: Water Decisions Pepper State and Local Ballots

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A hodgepodge of constitutional amendments and ballot measures seek to move water policy at the state and local level.
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In Pakistan, Pandemic Derails Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Work

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The pandemic has brought about a fundamental shift in Pakistan, one with potentially long-lasting consequences for public health.

Chart: Customer Water Debt Data in 12 U.S. Cities

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Millions of U.S. households are behind on their water bills,…

Michigan Allocates $20 Million to Relieve Customer Water Debts

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Michigan is using federal CARES Act funding to help residents pay off past-due water bills that accrued during the pandemic.