How companies are helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Aug 30, 2017
From distributing supplies to coordinating volunteers, a look at how companies are helping with relief efforts on the ground.
A can of water from the Anheuser-Busch company.
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In an era when water ownership sparks disputes, one Georgia water agency wants to share its supply

Jul 27, 2017
Use less water, share more of it. One Georgia water agency bucks the water wars stereotype.
The pond at Starr’s Mill is one of the reservoirs that Fayette County operates. The water system is allowed to use water from this reservoir, but it doesn’t, choosing instead to let it flow downstream for other uses. 
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How POTUS could get his WOTUS repeal fast tracked

Jul 27, 2017
A House energy and water spending bill has a provision that would help the Trump administration get its desired repeal of the Waters of the U.S. rule, the rule by which the federal government regulates land use in the name of water quality. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Our unquenchable thirst for bottled water

Jul 21, 2017
The solution could be as close as your kitchen tap.
There’s a question about whether Americans are getting a more healthful liquid from bottles than taps.
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How do you retrofit an old industrial waterfront? Cleveland is finding out

Jun 16, 2017
It's a work in progress that could take decades to finish.
Cleveland activist Dick Clough shows off the city’s downtown waterfront.
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PepsiCo moves away from sugary drinks with premium bottled water brand

Feb 15, 2017
PepsiCo reports its earnings today. It’s a pivotal time for the company as it continues to move away from the shrinking market for sugary drinks and into the growing market sector of bottled water, worth $42 billion last year. This month the company is launching a new premium brand of bottled water – Lifewtr. It’s […]

As Trump vows to cut regulation, Flint’s residents sue EPA for $772 million

Feb 2, 2017
About 1,700 residents of Flint, Michigan, are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for $772 million for allegedly mishandling the massive lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. This comes at the same time that the Trump administration is carrying through on promises to limit the EPA’s regulatory power. Will a weaker EPA allow for more […]

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The bathroom of the future will be smarter

Aug 31, 2016
Hygiene, inclusivity and water supply are just a few of the future toilet troubles.
Portable toilets in Ueno Park, on April 3, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Colorado's rain barrel banditry is coming to an end

Jun 3, 2016
A frontier-era law ended last month when small drums were legalized.
Rain barrels are used to collect water that falls off into a home’s gutter system, and usually store between 40 and 60 gallons. In Colorado, their use has been illegal for decades.
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Life and death inside a Chinese 'cancer village'

May 19, 2016
Villagers in central China blame a chemical factory for a high incidence of cancer.
Liuchong villager Zhang Runxiang, with her mother in 2013, died two days after this picture was taken. Villagers say their water has been poisoned by a chemical company.
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