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Surviving the Nepal Earthquake

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Circle of Blue intern Crystal Edmunds recounts her first-hand experience of the Gorkha earthquake and raises questions about what it means for water.

The Stream, December 13: Drier Future Ahead for Colorado River-dependent States

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A federal report said that demand for Colorado River water will…

The Stream, November 30: Shifting Rainfall Patterns Linked to Migrations

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Seasonal migrations of poor, rural communities due to shifting…

The Stream, October 12: Shell in Court Over Nigeria Oil Spills

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The world must improve land and water management in order to…

The Stream, October 10: Water and the State of Hunger

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Food Security Approximately 12.5 percent of the global population--or…

Peter Gleick: Water Emergencies — Time for New Plans and Technology

The world faces a wide range of serious, complex, and long-term water challenges, from shortages to contamination to local and regional disputes over water to long-term climate changes. But there are other challenges that are short-term, emergency situations that could also be addressed by some new thinking and new technology.

The Stream, March 18: Japan and Haiti

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Fuel shortages, heavy snowfall and freezing weather are hampering…

Cholera in Haiti -- The Climate Connection

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Researchers explain the correlation between environmental interactions and human health, as reported infections climb to 10,000 cases.

Freshwater Delivery in the Wake of Natural Disasters

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A sample of water technologies invented to store, ship and provide one of the most critical resources for crisis recovery.

Perspective: Water, Energy, Economy, Poverty, and Haiti

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The average Haitian has been living the life of a disaster victim even before the earthquake. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Its human development and other indices were about what one would find in some of the poorest sub-Saharan countries. Mismanagement, corruption and just plain venality have forever been human-caused security earthquakes in this sad country.

Haitian Earthquake Provides Lessons for Similarly Vulnerable Countries

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As recovery efforts in Haiti focus on supplying clean water to a region in which the water infrastructure was destroyed, a Maltese engineer thinks his earthquake-prone country, which sits just south of Sicily, could face a similar crisis

Relief Organizations In Haiti Prioritize Water Distribution

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Aid groups send purification and desalination systems to prevent dehydration, disease in the devastated country. Relief organizations are rushing to provide clean water to the more than two million inhabitants of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.