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Houston Agrees to $2 Billion Sewer Fix

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Houston, the largest city in Texas is the latest to face a federal order to plug a leaky sewer system. Fewer such orders may be coming.

Straight Pipes Foul Kentucky’s Long Quest to Clean Its Soiled Waters

A two-decade mission to reduce sewage pollution still has a lot of work to finish.

Infographic: Lake Titicaca Contends With Water Pollution and Climate Change

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Receding glaciers, growing cities, and expanding agriculture threaten the highest navigable lake in the world.
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The Stream, July 11: Tensions High in Israel and Lebanon Over Water

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Tensions have heightened between Israeli and Lebanese troops…
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The Stream, May 28: Up in Arms Over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan

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A revised management plan—with no change to surface water limits,…
Chicago Spearheads $7 Billion Plan to Fix Its Crumbling Infrastructure

Chicago's $7 Billion Plan to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

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From expanding its largest airport to replacing century-old water…
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The Stream, March 7: Australia Floods Stir Murray-Darling Debate

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Extensive flooding in Australia makes the need to implement a…
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The Stream, December 16: Australia's New Food Bowl

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An expansive new irrigation proposal could turn northern Australia…
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The Stream, December 1: Australia's Coal-seam Gas Development

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Australia's fast-growing coal-seam gas industry is a "relatively…
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Mixing Art and Technology: North America’s Largest Membrane-filtration Sewage Plant Opens Near Seattle

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The $1.8 billion Brightwater facility, 10 miles northeast of Seattle, eschews old notions of what a sewage plant is. State-of-the-art membrane technology produces reusable water, a trail system allows outdoor recreation, and wetlands give salmon a place to spawn.
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Peter Gleick and Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: Jobs and Water for America

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Every year, our old water infrastructure spills 860 million gallons of untreated waste into America’s waterways, including raw or partially treated sewage, bacteria, parasites, synthetic hormones, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural wastes.
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The Stream, July 5: Water Trading

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The Australian water industry, valued at up to $27 billion, is…