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Q&A: Elynn Walter on the Sustainable Development Goal for Drinking Water

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Elynn Walter is the sustainability director at WASH Advocates, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative that aims to increase awareness of the global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenge and solutions, and to increase the amount and effectiveness of resources devoted to those solutions throughout the developing world. She talks with Circle of Blue about the Sustainable Development subgoal to achieve universal drinking water access.

Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa's Hydropower Shortfalls

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Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

Report: Water, Temperature Changes Not Central Drivers of Sub-Sahara Africa Conflicts

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Rainfall is not a strong motivator of violence, but higher temperatures…

The Stream, November 21: U.S., Mexico Sign New Colorado River Water Deal

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United States Representatives of the United States and Mexico…

The Stream, August 27: Water Versus Carbon

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Technology Desalination technologies are expanding as freshwater…

The Stream, April 19: Australia's Water Market

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New photos published on the Guardian reveal that early construction…
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UN WASH Report: A “Significant Risk of Slipping” in Global Gains for Drinking Water and Sanitation

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More people have access to drinking water and sanitation than ever before, but more investment is needed to maintain those systems.

Study Shows Malaria Infections Increase Near Ethiopian Dam

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Reservoirs and stagnant streams created by dams can be conducive for mosquito breeding.

U.S. State Department Releases Annual Report on Water Aid

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An assessment of U.S. spending for water aid shows that funding from USAID has increased, while Millennium Challenge water grants decreased.

Camels May Store Answers for Thirsty Africa

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Camel farming may become a central focus in the arid and semi-arid regions of Africa as climate change tightens its grip on agriculture.