Water

The human body is 70% water. The surface of the earth is 70% water. It is THE most important substance for making life possible. Learn about insightful ideas for using water, keeping it clean and getting it where people need it.

An aerial view of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Delaware. Wetlands, like those shown here, has many benefits for a bay's ecosystem, including filtering runoff, mitigating floods, and as a home to baby fish and invertebrates. (Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

University of Delaware
The health of the Delaware Bay is in question. Human activities, even those at the far reaches of a watershed, can deeply effect a bay's ecosystem. So how can we prevent more damage and work on restoration?
Northwestern University
Medill's Nefertari Bilal reports: The rise of tourism in Guna Yala promises profit, but locals face challenges posed by both globalization that tourism brings and the threat of the industry's collapse, posed by climate change. 
Founder and Chief Executive, Planet Forward
We just concluded our 2018 Planet Forward storytelling expedition to Alaska with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Sea Lion. Our Storyfest winners were dazzled by the ecosystems and the wildlife.
University of Delaware
A vernal pool is a pond — but, more specifically, a seasonal one since it typically dries out at some point during the course of the year.
Guna in San Blas Islands

Diwigdi Valiente says that many older Guna people don’t understand climate change, especially since they have lived traditional lives that contribute very little to the problem. (Alex Schwartz/Medill)

Northwestern University
Medill's Jessica Mordacq reports from Panama: The San Blas Islands and Kalu Yala are two very different environments in Panama that both revolve heavily around tourism.
Northwestern University
The event marked four years after a state-appointed official made the ill-fated decision to switch Flint’s water source to the Flint River, which resulted in disastrous lead contamination.
Azzizia Desalination Plant

Azzizia Desalination Plant in Saudi Arabia. (Waleed Alzuhair/Flickr)

Northeastern University
Q&A with Sarah Fletcher, a Fellow for Water Solutions, about large desalination plant infrastructure projects and alternatives such as water rationing.
Lonely Lake
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The global warming is real. When you go to school near a lake that freezes during winter, the lake is your everyday's weather forecast and the best evidence of climate change.
UW Madison
Lake Mendota is the eyepiece of Madison, a beautiful blue trait that the whole city shares. But underneath its surface are unclear waters. 

Community people dug the pond to store rainwater and inspire surface water use.

University of Mississippi
Like other parts of the world, Bangladesh is facing a water crisis. Here's a look at some of the innovative solutions people have taken to combat the issue.

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