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In a speech at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. yesterday, the presumptive front runner in the Mexican Presidential election (slated for July 2018), Andrés Manuel López Obrador, laid out his plans for Mexico if he is elected. While many of the goals are noble--fig...

Water shortages are often considered a common challenge for developing countries.  But this past week has been an example of just how critical global water security is becoming for all nations around the world.

In Italy, Rome is in a desperate situation, facing extreme...

Over the past few weeks, there have been reports of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that has left one person dead and six others sick in New York City. Although this is sad news for any community, this is hardly the first encounter with the dangerous germ that causes...

One of the biggest challenges facing water security, especially in developing nations, is accessibility. A country can have a surplus of quality water, but if they are unable to access it, this presents a major problem. Paraguay, a nation which has faced multiple water...

Too often, we simply take water for granted. We fully expect that water will start flowing when we turn the tap on. But what if it does not? While this is not an issue we would expect in the United States, there are a few cases that remind us that running out of water...

April 24, 2017

With the third anniversary of the decision in Flint to switch water sources this coming week, Here & Now focuses on the Lead and Copper Rule.  Virginia Tech professor Marc Edwards, who was at the forefront of bringing Flint to the forefront, pulls no punches, calling t...

April 13, 2017

The FAO reported that Lake Chad water levels have fallen to historically low levels since 1960.  While this fall is linked, in part, to changes in weather and precipitation frequency, it is also due to poor management stemming from regional conflict.  Poor irrigation p...

April 3, 2017

 

This article at the New Yorker by Jeremy Miller notes that the threats to California's water are still many and varied.  This article highlights the importance of continuing to be vigilant in watching over our water resources.

But this article also highlights the dange...