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Ned Breslin: Keep it Flowing -- Rethinking Community Water Management

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A subtle but important trend in the water sector is only now starting to emerge in developing nations.

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.

Flood-Devastated Benin Requests Millions for Emergency Aid

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Torrential rains threaten to plunge the West African nation into crisis.

Export Agriculture Drains Latin America's Water Supplies

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Peruvian asparagus and Costa Rican pineapples illustrate the threats global agribusiness poses to the environment.

Peter Gleick: The Human Right to Water, at Last

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I've often daydreamed about what an alien civilization would think about Earth if it were ever to come visit.

Egyptian NGO Wins UN Prize for Water and Sanitation Projects

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The United Nation's World Habitat Award honors community-based model for clean drinking water and sanitation.

Flooding Causes Cholera Outbreak Spread in Cameroon

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Cameroon’s worst cholera outbreak since 2004 has killed at least 100 people and could spread to neighboring countries.

Peter Gleick: The Human Right to Water (and Sanitation)

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Peter Gleick applauds the UN General Assembly's declaration: "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights."

UN Declares Access to Water and Sanitation a Human Right

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While 122 of the 192 member states voted in favor of the resolution, the U.S. abstained.

Q&A: Ned Breslin on Rethinking Hydro-Philanthropy in Water Aid

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There’s often a major disconnect between good intentions and long-term positive change, especially in an era of turmoil where philanthropy can sometimes do more harm than good.

African, Asian Nations Top Latest Water Security Risk Index

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A new report furthers the hypothesis that water stress serves as a catalyst for conflict.

Monsoon Season, Water Shortages Worsen Health Conditions in Nepal

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The Nepalese government plans to improve sanitation access to combat water-borne diseases.