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"Food Security and Climate Change Are Deeply Interconnected," UN Secretary-General Says

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Farmers are hurt by erratic water supplies and underinvestment, according to summit speakers. Leaders weigh in on global agricultural investment during opening remarks of the FAO summit in Rome.

Nuclear Fallout: Nevada Takes Hard Look at Contaminated Groundwater From Historic Testing Grounds

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The Yucca Flat area of the Nevada Test Site is scarred with subsidence craters from underground nuclear testing[/caption]Decades of nuclear weapons testing has contaminated an estimated 1.6 trillion gallons of groundwater in the Nevada desert, a region where clean water is scarce and getting scarcer.

Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi Arabia

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Madagascar Cancels Water Deal with Saudi ArabiaMadagascar's government has ended a water export deal with Saudi Arabia because it was opposed by environmental, civil society groups in the country.

Michigan Looks Forward and Sees a New, Blue Economy

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Business and government leaders in Southeast Michigan want to move beyond the green economy to a blue one, leveraging the state’s plentiful freshwater access for its economic advantage.

Waukesha’s Water Woes Herald Test of Great Lakes Compact

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Milwaukee Water for Sale? Waukesha’s Water Woes Herald Test of Great Lakes CompactThe Great lakes Compact may be put to the test soon as the city of Waukesha, Wisconsin seeks permission to tap Lake Michigan's water supply.

Taking Back the Tap, One City at A Time

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Grand Rapids, Michigan : Take Back the Tap CampaignGrand Rapids, Michigan is the latest U.S. city to promote the use of tap water over bottled water, joining New York, San Francisco and Portland.

NYT: Farm Runoff is Polluting Nearby Residents' Water Wells

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Runoff, often from cow manure spread on grain fields, can result in parasites and bacteria seeping into drinking water.A New York Times investigation into worsening U.S. water pollution details how unregulated farm runoff is poisoning people's wells.

Taiwanese Village Blames Water Project for Typhoon Disaster

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A water project in Taiwan is causing widespread discontent in a local community affected by this month's Typhoon Morakot.

New Report: Turbid Water Stirs Up Future of Insecurity for Asia

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Asia faces unprecedented water challenges, experts say, but solutions are within reach.

Australia Summit: Droughts and a Verbal Heat Wave

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As droughts are hot on Australia’s heels, Maude Barlow –…

Ethiopia Dam Erodes Local Relations

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The air in Ethiopia may catch fire, as plans for a new hydroelectric…

A Capitol Offensive: Renowned Strategists Challenge U.S. to Lead Global Water Campaign

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As the money tree of the world wilts, thirsty from neglect,…