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The Stream, January 2: Pollution, Flooding & the Safety of Bottled Water

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Pollution A pig farm in the Chinese town of Houtonglong has…

Erin Huber

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Erin Huber grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, near the Great Lakes,…

The Stream, August 30: More Crop Per Drop

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A theme of food and water waste reduction, especially in agriculture,…

Clean, Affordable Water is a Problem in This Country

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While almost everyone in the United States has clean, reliable…

The Stream, July 19: Pricing, Pollution and a Warming Planet

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Regulatory measures The Clean Water Act has largely fallen short…

The Stream, May 10: How Effective Is Australia's Water Trading System?

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A flawed water-trading system is choking the Murray-Darling,…

Peter Gleick: Why Spend Public Money for Private Bottled Water?

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When I go to water meetings, there are serious scientific discussions about climate impacts on water systems, international conflicts over water, water quality and contamination threats, new technologies and strategies for providing basic water and sanitation for the world's poor, and much more. But in the hallways between meetings and sessions, the real arguments are about the conflicts between public and private control and management of water.

The Stream, August 10: Toxins in Drinking Water

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There are about 6,000 toxins that the U.S. Environmental Protection…
Peter Gleick

Peter Gleick: Where Have All Our Drinking Water Fountains Gone?

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Where have all our drinking water fountains gone? They have been…

Peter Gleick: Unsafe Drinking Water for California's Poor – Unfair, Unnecessary, and Unacceptable

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The United States has -- for the most part -- an excellent tap…
Going the Distance for Water

Infographic: Going the Distance, From Ashgabat to Whyalla—10 Cities Pumping Water From Afar

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In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet's driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

Bottling Wastewater Expands Island’s Oasis—Singapore’s NEWater Path to Independence

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Singapore is first to bottle and sell wastewater for drinking.