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Q&A: Jonathan Waterman on Running Dry

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Jonathan Waterman has lived for five months on the waters of the Colorado River--he's paddled its length and then walked when the river ran out.

Q&A: James G. Workman on the Bushmen's Fight for Water Rights and 21st Century Hydro-Democracy

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Workman says chances of the Botswanian government returning water rights to the Bushmen as 'pretty slim.'

Q&A: Thomas Bjelkeman-Pettersson Connecting Aid and Water Online at Akvo.org

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Bjelkeman-Pettersson talked to Circle of Blue during the Tällberg Rework the World Conference in Sweden about sharing information to change the global direction on water and sanitation issues.

Q&A: Ned Breslin on Rethinking Hydro-Philanthropy in Water Aid

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There’s often a major disconnect between good intentions and long-term positive change, especially in an era of turmoil where philanthropy can sometimes do more harm than good.

"Crude" Director Joe Berlinger Fights Against Chevron's Subpoena

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A documentary filmmaker lands his own day in court against the oil giant.

Q&A: David Getches on Water Rights for
Indigenous Cultures

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"How modern society is affecting our water culture and the rights of indigenous communities."

Q&A: Chris Groves - Exploring Underground Water Systems in Mammoth Cave

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Renowned cave explorer Dr. Chris Groves goes deep into Mammoth Cave to see how torrential rainfall above affects underground rivers and ancient passages.

Q&A: Paul Saffo on the Future of Media and a New Era of Environmentalism

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Paul Saffo is a man who lives in the future, and he maps and predicts society’s biggest transformations. Paul is a Futurist who teaches at Stanford University, and for the past 20 years has explored the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change.

Q&A: One Man's Fight to Save the Aral Sea

As the Aral Sea gains global recognition as the most extreme kind of environmental disaster, Yusup Kamalov, chairman of the Union for the Defense of the Aral Sea and Amudarya, shares an expert's perspective.

Zafar Adeel: A Conversation With the New Chair of UN-Water

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Circle of Blue reporter Brett Walton spoke with Zafar Adeel, the new chair of UN-Water.

David Kuria: Sanitation and Toilet Entrepreneur

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In the sub-Saharan region, 80% of recorded illnesses are water-born diseases, and more than two-thirds of these people don’t have access to basic sanitation. While access to safe drinking water is gaining importance in the political arena, it’s still hard to talk about restrooms and toilets, but today I’m speaking with a man who really does know toilets.