Water

The Potomac River passes through Maryland, Virginia, D.C., and West Virginia (smartmdblonde/Creative Commons).

The George Washington University
Rivers and their tributaries provide an invaluable resource to humans, supplying drinking water, transportation, and recreation. Since natural resources like water and land can't speak for themselves, how do we advocate for their conservation? With... Read More
George Washington University
Potable reuse, or recycled water people can drink, can both conserve and generate clean water. So why aren't more cities utilizing this as a part of their water treatment plans?
SUNY School of Environmental Science and Forestry
So much of the pollution of our water and public health risks can be traced back to pollution from excess fertilizer application by the agriculture industry.

Vieques, Puerto Rico, is 21 miles long and only 5 miles wide. Access to the island is by small plane or boat. And water is piped over beneath the ocean's surface from mainland Puerto Rico.

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Vieques, Puerto Rico, is a unique island in the Caribbean that knows no bounds when connecting culture and the environment, but it is one of the first places of what will be many that have learned that in today’s world; water is no longer a... Read More
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Learn about technology that helps wastewater treatment plants create valuable fertilizers from the nutrients in their wastewater.
Eckerd College
Single-use items are designed to be used for minutes and will still be on the planet for hundreds of years to come. This art installation and video about the project aim to draw attention to "The Plastic Problem."
Sewanee: The University of the South
Faced with the daunting reality of water inaccessibility in rural Tennessee, Sewanee senior Haley Tucker turns to storytelling as a solution.
George Washington University
We are seeing water bottle filling stations systems pop up across public spaces, and especially on college campuses. Increasing these stations across the country can help clean up our oceans.

Tributary of the Lower Jordan River in the Kidron Valley. The tributary flows all year round due to sewage runoff.

George Washington University
EcoPeace Middle East is working to protect the Jordan River through religion and faith-based engagement.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
Algae blooms have created toxic conditions in lakes around the world, but is there a way to naturally control them?

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