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.

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.
George Washington University
After declining to about 10% of its population over the last century, the hawksbill sea turtle in Belize is on the rise again thanks to expanded legal protections.
Aerial image of the wetlands. Photo by B. Moore, 2017.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Sewanee: The University of the South
Researchers from Sewanee and the University of Georgia test wetlands as a means to treat wastewater in the face of a water-scarce future.
State University of New York at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry
This podcast focuses on the barriers to Atlantic salmon restoration in New York — and the future of New York's fisheries.
SUNY ESF
An insight into an often overlooked consumer of freshwater — the animal agriculture industry.

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