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Choke Point: U.S. — Water, Energy, and the Ohio River Valley’s New Course

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Few places in the United States better understand the economically essential and ecologically risky accord between energy and water than this southeast Ohio town.

U.S. Foreign Aid Agency’s New Water Strategy Targets Health and Food

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The U.S. Agency for International Development last week unveiled…
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Bad Report Card: Low Marks — Again — For U.S. Water Infrastructure

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The American Society of Civil Engineers says that more money…
President Barack Obama

Voices from the Past: Nixon, Congress Debate the Clean Water Act

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Four decades ago, national leaders talked about our duty and…

Book Review of "A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy"

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A new book from the Pacific Institute argues that it is time to reassess the federal government’s roles and responsibilities for water management.

Study: 80 Percent of U.S. Electricity from Renewables Is Technically Feasible, But Faces Significant Barriers

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A massive U.S. government study shows what an electrical grid powered largely by renewable sources looks like, but not the path to get there.

Water Rights: Arizona Senators John Kyl and John McCain Meet With Navajo Nation Leaders

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Decades in the making, a Navajo-Hopi water rights settlement…
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America’s Water Infrastructure Shows Its Age — The National Debate About How to Pay for Repairs

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Hundreds of billions of dollars are needed for renovation and…
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Resurrecting an Old Desalination Technology to Test Desert Agriculture

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At a U.S. desalination research facility this month, a 2,500-year-old…
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Plumbing WikiLeaks: Water's Role in U.S. Foreign Aid

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Diplomatic cables show that the U.S. State Department aims to…
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Plumbing WikiLeaks: Saudi Arabia Fears Iranian Nuclear Meltdown and Potential Terrorism to Desalination

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Classified cables show that Saudi and U.S. officials believe water supplies along the Persian Gulf are at high-risk for terrorist attacks and possible contamination from nearby nuclear plants. This is the first of a new series that will analyze the water-related U.S. embassy cables published by WikiLeaks.
President Barack Obama

Water, Energy, and Transportation: President Obama Backs Infrastructure Bank in Jobs Speech

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Included in the U.S. president's proposed American Jobs Act is the BUILD Act, allocating $US 10 billion to create a National Infrastructure Bank, governed by an independent board, which would help attract private capital and lower the borrowing costs for public works projects of regional significance.