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Michigan Lawmakers Regroup in Human Right to Water Effort

Republican support will be needed for the Democratic proposal. By…

Timeline: California Human Right to Water

Five years ago, on September 25, 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed…

Deep Drought Stirred Action on California’s Right To Water

Pioneering water law gained relevance in dry weather for solving…

California’s Clean-Water-for-All Experiment Begins to Deliver

The state was the first in the U.S. to declare a human right…

Hawaii River Restorations Reflect National Desire to Protect Water for Public Benefit

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted…

The Stream, March 15: On Weather Extremes, Land Grabs and Nuclear Power

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Climate Change Australia should brace itself for higher temperatures…

Disturbing U.S. WASH Report: Water and Sanitation Lacking for Poorest Americans

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Despite an extensive water and sanitation system ranking among the world’s best, a human rights lawyer — appointed by the United Nations — has reported that some of the poorest Americans live without affordable, convenient access to these basic necessities.

Heart of Dryness: Botswana's Bushmen Fight for Human, Water Rights

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The fifth installment of Workman's book details the Bushmen's painful legal battle for water access against the Botswana government, which had begun to use "intentional, compulsory thirst" on the indigenous community. Left little choice, the Bushmen pursued court action to make access to water a fundamental human right.