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HotSpots H2O, July 23: Chaos Engulfs Venezuela as Mismanagement and Drought Cut Water Access

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Mismanagement and decaying infrastructure force most citizens in the capital, Caracas, to rely on trucked-in water or communal pumps.

More Evidence of Nitrate Cancer Risk in Drinking Water

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Case builds of health damage from a common pollutant.

In Flint Water Crisis, EPA’s Friendly Relationship with State Regulators Delayed Use of Legal Authority

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Despite warning signs, federal authorities were slow to act in Flint, the agency’s internal watchdog says.

A Decade After Barcelona’s Water Emergency, Drought Still Stalks Spain

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Precipitation in 2017 was scarce, plunging Spain into its worst drought since 2008.

HotSpots H2O, July 16: War, Drought, and Upstream Dams Hinder Water Access in Iraq

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In Iraq, water availability has been both a casualty and a catalyst of conflict.

Cape Town’s Harrowing Journey to the Brink of Water Catastrophe

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Cape Town, a city of 4 million people, almost turned off its taps.

Regulators Will Soon Know A Lot More About Algal Toxins in U.S. Drinking Water

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For the next two years, water utilities are required to test for ten cyanotoxins.

HotSpots H2O, July 9: Protests in Iran Turn Violent as Discontent Over Water Scarcity Grows

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Water-related protests in Iran turned violent last week, leaving eleven people injured in the city of Abadan.

HotSpots H2O, July 2: Tensions Simmer Across India as Water Supply Falters

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The Rundown Hot temperatures and dwindling water supplies sparked…

Water Access In Lima Complicated by Inequality and Climate Uncertainty

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Lima, Peru, is at high risk for water shortages.

HotSpots H2O, June 25: Boko Haram Impedes Water Access In Northeast Nigeria As Lake Chad Shrinks

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The Rundown Boko Haram militants have terrorized northeast Nigeria…