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Surviving the Nepal Earthquake

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Circle of Blue intern Crystal Edmunds recounts her first-hand experience of the Gorkha earthquake and raises questions about what it means for water.
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WASH: Talking the Water, Sanitation, and Health Dilemma at World Water Week

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Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter reports from World Water Week in Stockholm.

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…

Ned Breslin: An Inside Look at Water for People's 'Everyone Forever' Initiative

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For World Water Day 2013, Skoll World Forum and Circle of Blue asked four of the world’s leading water experts to weigh in. Here is what Ned Breslin, CEO of Water For People, had to say about what WASH nonprofits can do to reach full coverage.

Peter Gleick: Accuracy, Precision, and Significance — The Misery of Cholera

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We’re bombarded with numbers every day. But seeing a number and understanding it are two different things.

Peter Thum

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Wine turned Peter Thum to water. While working on a project in…

The Stream, September 18: Water-Energy Nexus and WASH for Children

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Oil and Water Ahead of the worldwide Global Frackdown planned…

The Stream, August 23: The Struggle for Safe Drinking Water

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This photo slideshow demonstrates the effects of coal extraction…

Brian McSorley

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Brian McSorley, Oxfam’s humanitarian coordinator, promotes…

Ned Breslin: Shifting Gears — Promoting Potential, Not Poverty, Is Positive Pledge for World Water Day

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We need a mind shift this World Water Day; a transformation in how we think about and the approach we take to getting the message out to the world about water on this one day. And the shift is long overdue.

Infographic: WASH and Urbanization — Providing Sanitation and Water Services by Country

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Entry in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

Ned Breslin: Lasting Coverage — Retooling the WASH Model’s “Beneficiary” Indicators (Part II)

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So if “beneficiaries” are a terrible indicator of success in the international water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, then what should take their place?