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. ... Show More

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August 19, 2019 4 min

This excerpt looks at the challenge of forecasting urban water crises and comes from the August 19, 2019 episode of What's Up With Water.

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Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with important stories from the week. This episode's Circle of Blue feature looks at the challenge of forecasting urban water crises.

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This excerpt on a new study that examined Massachusetts water affordability, and how a state-level study fits within a national narrative, comes from the 8.12.19 episode of What's Up With Water.

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August 12, 2019 12 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water, from Circle of Blue, with top stories and, this week, a look at affordable access to water services in Massachusetts, and what that shows about water management in the U.S. as a whole.

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August 12, 2019 12 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water, from Circle of Blue, with top stories and, this week, a look at affordable access to water services in Massachusetts, and what that shows about water management in the U.S. as a whole.

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From Circle of Blue's full 08/05/19 episode of What's Up With Water comes a brief on the state of Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, which is increasingly desperate for water. Two million people live in the metropolitan area, and the mayor said that over half of residents could get running water only once a week. Instead, they are lining up for hours at springs, streams, public wells, and boreholes – water sources that are themselv... Read more

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August 4, 2019 12 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with the major stories of the week.

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July 30, 2019 4 min

To locate sufficient supplies of fresh water, the nation’s groundwater wells are being drilled deeper and deeper, according to an analysis of more than 10 million well records since the 1950s.

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In the latest episode of Speaking of Water, host Eileen Wray-McCann speaks with Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus of the Pacific Institute, on a new bill in California that directs some $130 million dollars to improve access to clean drinking water for many state residents.

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July 29, 2019 14 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water, with top stories and a special focus this week on the trend toward deeper wells in the United States.

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Your weekly "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue.

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July 15, 2019 17 min

Your weekly "need to know" news of the world's water, from Circle of Blue.

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Janis Searles Jones, CEO of the Ocean Conservancy speaks with Circle of Blue's J. Carl Ganter about where freshwater and ocean preservation meet.

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July 8, 2019 19 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with the week's headlines and a look at a report from the World Bank on Vietnam's water challenges.

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July 1, 2019 3 min

Restoring Water In Paradise by Circle Of Blue

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Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with headlines and a special look at Paradise, California, and the challenges to restoring the municipal water system after the devastating wildfires.

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Your "need to know" water news from Circle of Blue, with the week's headlines and, this edition, a look at Chicago, where the new mayor wants to ban water shutoffs.

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Even Without Federal Infrastructure Deal, Cities Continue to Invest

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Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with a weekly summary of the world's water headlines.

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June 10, 2019 17 min

Your "need to know" news of the world's water from Circle of Blue, with a summary of the headlines, and this week's feature: a look at how a North Carolina community is struggling to recover from repeated floods.

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