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James Workman: Mandela's Global Water Ambassador Dies — A Reflection on South African Human Rights Lawyer, Kader Asmal

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When Nelson Mandela named South Africa’s first democratic Minister for Water Affairs and Forestry – a futile effort to keep his outspoken, irascible, chain-smoking friend out of trouble – Kader Asmal claimed ignorance about the rudimentary basics of his new portfolio.
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South of the Border—Second Environmental Review of Tar Sands Pipeline Leaves Many Groups Unsatisfied

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Residents and lawmakers in Nebraska mull their options for protecting key groundwater sources.

The Stream, April 13: Legal Matters

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Dams in Brazil Despite calls for a moratorium, Brazil’s government…

Pakistan and India in Dam Building Race -- Interpreting the Indus Waters Treaty

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A new era of dam building brings uncertainty to the 50-year-old water truce between India and Pakistan.

Egypt's Assets in Ethiopia May Help Ease Tensions Over Nile River

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The African country reaches out to its Nile Basin neighbor.

Peter Gleick: California's Next One Million Acre-Feet of Water

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This is a key time for California water: we are coming off of three years of serious drought and growing political conflict over water allocations.

India Cancels Hydroelectric Project on Ganges Tributary

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The 600 MW project is the third on the river scrapped because of environmental and religious pressure.

Infographic: Tripling Tar Sands Oil Imports, Pipeline and Refinery Map from Canada to U.S.

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The industry is spending billions of dollars to develop more U.S. pipelines.

EPA and State Department Square Off On Tar Sands Pipeline

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Water use and greenhouse gas emissions are major concerns with oil interests plays.

Countries Move Forward with Nile Treaty Despite Egypt's Objections

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A weekend meeting of the Nile basin water ministers does not resolve treaty impasse.

India and Pakistan Dispute Water Use for Hydropower, Agriculture

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India strives to redirect water, currently used for Pakistani agriculture, on the Kishanganga River for 330 megawatts.

Clean Water Act Proposal Would Strengthen Federal Protection

Opponents call the proposal a federal power grab, while the bill's author says it would restore the original intent of the landmark water legislation.