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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.

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."
Ugandans Return Home

Ugandans Return Home to a Demolished Water Infrastructure

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More than 20 years of conflict in northern Uganda have led to an abandoned and destroyed water infrastructure, as most citizens lack access to sanitary drinking water.

UN Claims of Greater Access to Drinking Water Are ‘Baloney,' Water Expert Says

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Water quality is a serious problem that is not properly acknowledged, says top water expert and adviser Asit Biswas.

Drinking Water Access on Target for Millennium Development Goals, while Sanitation Falls Short, Report Says

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World Health Organization and UNICEF has found that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue.

Analysis: World Water Day Promises Much, but We’ve Been Here Before

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Global leaders lay out steps to improved water quality at World Water Day, but much of the implementation is beyond their control.

Zafar Adeel: A Conversation With the New Chair of UN-Water

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Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Zafar Adeel, the new chair of UN-Water.

Peter Gleick: World Water Day 2010 — A trip through one of the worst slums in the world

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Like urban slums throughout the developing world, there is almost a complete lack of piped safe water and no formal sanitation. Raw sewage and garbage flow through the streets and drainage ditches.

Senate Committee to Vote on Clean Drinking Water Bill

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Clean Drinking Water Bill emphasizes the importance of water and sanitation in U.S. foreign aid. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote at its next business meeting on a bill to provide safe drinking water to 100 million people, according to a committee staff member.

A Reader's Insight: Tapping Into Young Americans to Stop the Water Crisis

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Over the past two decades, the global economy has witnessed extraordinary, previously unimaginable technological advances and scientific feats. Money and complicated business propositions change hands virtually. Meanwhile medical science defies death and disease on a daily basis, as the worldwide web enables instant communication across oceans. Despite these tremendous advancements in life and technology, the greatest issue we face is our depleting water supply.

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.