Circle of Blue WaterNews

Circle of Blue WaterNews

Founded in 2000 by leading journalists and scientists, Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource crises. With an intense focus on water and its relationships to food, energy, and health, Circle of Blue has created a breakthrough model of front-line reporting, data collection, design, and convening that has evolved with the world’s need to spur new methodology in science, collaboration, innovation, and response. To document emerging and recognized crises, Circle of Blue collaborates with leading scientists and data experts. Through its partnerships, Circle of Blue then dispatches top journalists to map and define the region where the change is occurring. Making connections from localized occurrences to global trends, Circle of Blue publishes these reports online — free of charge — to inform academics, governments, and the general public, catalyzing participation across disciplines, regions, and cultures.

Episodes

October 16, 2023 13 mins
What is the value of water? It's an age-old riddle vexed by complexity and complacency. But what is the true value of functioning freshwater ecosystems, and what's at stake without them? Stuart Orr, WWF's freshwater practice leader, speaks with Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Senior Reporter, about the provocative new report, "The High Cost of Cheap Water."
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The Three Ages of Water, a new book by scientist Peter Gleick, traces the arc of society through its relationship with the most elemental of human needs.
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May 11, 2023 5 mins
What's Up With Water May 9, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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What's Up With Water - May 2, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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April 20, 2023 5 mins
What's Up With Water April 18, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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April 12, 2023 5 mins
What's Up With Water - April 10, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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April 5, 2023 4 mins
Canadian leaders are moving to direct more resources toward protecting and managing the nation’s water. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the first step, pledging to spend $420 million Canadian dollars a year over the next decade to improve water quality in the Great Lakes. In Somalia, record-setting drought has caused the death of some 43,000 people, according to a new report from the United Nations. About half the dead were chi...
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March 21, 2023 4 mins
Welcome to “What’s Up With Water” - your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. I’m Eileen Wray-McCann. On March 20, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in a lawsuit that could change water use patterns in the drying Colorado River basin. The Navajo Nation claims that the federal government has failed in its legal duty to ensure sufficient water for the tribe. That includes claims to water from the Colorad...
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March 14, 2023 4 mins
What's Up With Water - March 14, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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March 10, 2023 4 mins
What's Up With Water - March 7, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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February 16, 2023 5 mins
What’s Up With Water - your need-to-know news of the world’s water from Circle of Blue. A new report from the United Nations highlights the environmental factors that produce deadly, drug-resistant pathogens. In Australia, the government has refused to allow a pair of open-pit coal mines because of their potential to harm to local sources of fresh water and damage the Great Barrier Reef. In the United States, the largest city i...
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February 7, 2023 5 mins
What's Up With Water - February 7, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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February 2, 2023 5 mins
What's Up With Water - January 31, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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January 24, 2023 4 mins
What's Up With Water - January 24, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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January 19, 2023 7 mins
What's Up With Water January 17, 2023 by Circle Of Blue
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January 10, 2023 6 mins
What's Up With Water - January 10, 2022 by Circle Of Blue
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December 20, 2022 5 mins
This week, we highlight three stories from the United States on nitrate pollution, groundwater extraction, and drought response.
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December 12, 2022 5 mins
What's Up With Water - December 13, 2022 by Circle Of Blue
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December 6, 2022 5 mins
What's Up With Water - December 6, 2022 by Circle Of Blue
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November 22, 2022 4 mins
What's Up With Water - November 22, 2022 by Circle Of Blue
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