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Toxic Sludge Carries Arsenic, Mercury Into Danube River

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High levels of mercury and arsenic have been released from a containment pond at a Hungarian alumina plant, according to Greenpeace.

Peter Gleick: Time for a Drinking Water Fountain Renaissance

One of the reasons for the explosive growth in the sales of bottled water in the past two decades is the disappearance of public drinking water fountains.

Reservoir of Acidic Water Rises Beneath South Africa’s Largest City

Polluted groundwater has forced the South African government to scramble for solutions.

Peter Gleick: Massive Water Bond Delayed: Back to more Realistic Water Solutions

The California Legislature pulled the massive $11 billion water bond from the November ballot and moved it to 2012.

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."

PlayPump not a Panacea for Africa's Water Problems

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A technology once heralded as a simple solution to Africa’s drinking water problem now stands as a broken, unused and poorly planned reminder of international water aid’s latest misstep.

Peter Gleick: 'And During the Wet Years They Lost All Memory of the Dry Years.'

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California has just suffered through three years of drought. Certainly not the first such drought and not the last.

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.

Peter Gleick: Water and Misleading Advertising and Marketing--Where are the FDA and FTC?

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It should be hard to sell private water. After all, most of the people reading this blog have access, a few feet away, to unlimited, remarkably cheap, high-quality tap water from systems owned by the public.

UK Reliance on Imported Water Leaves Country Vulnerable, Study

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Many places the country currently imports products from may begin to see problems meeting domestic water demand in the coming decades, possibly causing a shortage of goods for the country, a study says.

Peter Gleick: Bottled and Sold -- What's Really in our Bottled Water

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One would think and expect that bottled water would be cleaner than our tap water. But is it?

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.