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The Next Urban Water Crisis? Inadequate Data Clouds the Forecast

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What is the next center of population and commerce to be roiled by a severely constricted water supply?

HotSpots H2O: Nine Million People in South Sudan Do Not Have Enough Food

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Extreme food insecurity is affecting 9 million people in South Sudan, and thousands are at risk of famine. Severe food shortages are due to years of conflict coupled with cyclical drought. 

Amid Rising Water Rates, Massachusetts Cities Have Inequitable Affordability Policies, Report Finds

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Policies favor homeowners, according to Northeastern University study.

HotSpots H2O: Taps Run Dry for Millions in Zimbabwe’s Capital

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Half of residents in Zimbabwe’s capital are without municipal drinking water as drought and inadequate infrastructure parch the city of some 4.5 million people. 

Speaking Of Water With Peter Gleick - California Drinking Water Bill

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Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute, discusses the new clean water bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

HotSpots H2O: Deadly Monsoon Flooding Pummels Southern Asia

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As taps run dry in Chennai, residents of other areas of southern Asia are being inundated by deadly monsoon rains.

U.S. Groundwater Wells Race Towards Bottom

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Well depths are increasing across the United States, study finds.

HotSpots H2O: Eight Water Facilities Attacked in Northwest Syria

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Eight water facilities in northwest Syria were damaged during skirmishes in recent weeks, disrupting drinking water provision for nearly 250,000 people.

In drought-hit Delhi, the haves get limitless water, the poor fight for every drop

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Delhi was the second driest it has been in 26 years in June, and recorded its highest ever temperature for the month at 48 degrees Celsius on June 10.

HotSpots H2O: Rohingya Refugee Camp Overwhelmed by 23-Inch Monsoon

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For the past two weeks, deadly monsoon rains have deluged the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, wiping away vulnerable shanties and forcing thousands to relocate. 

Speaking of Water with Janis Searles Jones - Ocean Conservancy

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Janis Searles Jones, CEO of the Ocean Conservancy speaks with Circle of Blue's J. Carl Ganter about where freshwater and ocean preservation meet.

Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru eye bond for extreme weather -minister

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Countries aim to work with the World Bank to launch a new bond to cover losses from El Niño and other extreme weather.