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Opinion | Water Scarcity Will Increase Risk of Conflict, Says New National Intelligence Report

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Report is less comprehensive than previous assessments and omits key flashpoints for water conflict.

Will Water Unite Us?

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Water enjoys support that crosses political parties. Will it be a source of bipartisan collaboration in a time of divided politics?

What the Biden Administration Might Mean For Water

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What does a Biden administration might mean for federal water policy?

HotSpots H2O: Water Scarcity in Palestinian Territories Puts Farming at Risk

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Water scarcity in occupied Palestinian territories continues to put health and agriculture at risk as conflict over water supplies between Jordan, Israel, and Palestinians flares.

As Water Backs Up, an Asset in Michigan Becomes a Liability

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A drainage dispute roils Jackson County’s prized attraction…

HotSpots H2O: Months of Flooding and Violence Force South Sudanese from Their Homes

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Nearly a half million people have been displaced due to abnormally heavy rainfall and flooding in South Sudan this year.

As Global Poverty Rises, USAID Plans for Covid-Altered World

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Ensuring that water, sanitation, and hygiene are threaded throughout the agency’s programs is key, observers say.

North Carolina Panel Designates Financially Distressed Water and Sewer Systems

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North Carolina officials took a decisive step in a years-long process to identify financially struggling water and sewer providers and assist them in a transition toward financial stability and reliable service.

HotSpots H2O: In a Year of Unrelenting Floods, Yet Another Storm Hits Central Vietnam

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After months of intense storms and flooding, Tropical storm Etau is the twelfth to hit the country this year and the eighth in the past month.

Michigan Governor Whitmer Orders Enbridge Line 5 Shutdown, Citing Easement Violations

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Following a review that found the Line 5 pipeline is putting the Great Lakes at risk, Michigan ordered Enbridge Energy to shut down the pipeline by May.

Overlooked Army Corps Rulemaking Would Shrink Federal Stream Protections

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Conservation groups and state regulators are alarmed by proposed changes to nationwide permits that authorize construction across streams and wetlands.