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The Challenges Americans Face in Providing Safe Drinking Water
While great advancements to treating drinking water have been made, further education is necessary to completely purify our water systems.
How We Can Help the Sanitation Crisis in Rural America
In many rural communities across the United States, quality sanitation is severely deficient. Yet with today’s technology and outreach, there’s hope for improvement.
Michael Phelps Talks the Importance of Water Safety for Children
Olympic champion Michael Phelps reflects on his relationship with water, and the importance of water conservation for future generations.
Arts Come to the Rescue in Fargo
When local artists team up with city planners and engineers, there’s no limit to what they can accomplish.
Interactive Education Is Essential in Encouraging Disease Prevention
Founder and President of the Maji Safi Group, Bruce Pelz, talks disease prevention in a new light.
The Ripple Effect: Clean Water and Global Education
Ensuring that schools have clean water and working bathrooms is a major step for educating young girls from developing countries.
Learning the Real Story of Water Contamination in America
Many Americans believe the water coming from their taps is safe to use. But an outdated water infrastructure means that they could be at greater risk than they believe.
Debunking 3 Myths Surrounding Women’s Involvement in Water Sanitation
Gender inequality is a globally prevalent issue that impacts even the improvement of water sanitation and hygiene practices.
How Professionals Are Tackling the American Sanitation Crisis
The lack of basic water sanitation is affecting several American communities, and organizations like LIXIL are pledging to step up and provide support and relief.
Plastic Pollution Is a Global Scourge, So Here Are 10 Ways to Stop It
Plastic pollution is harmful to humans, animal health, waterways, oceans and the environment as a whole.
Without Access to Clean Water Everyone Suffers –Especially the Young
Access to clean water is essential for everyone, but it hits the youngest population the hardest.
One Woman is Running 100 Marathons in 100 Days to Fight the Water Crisis
Advocate and CEO Mina Guli answers questions about her water activism, as well as her groundbreaking company, Thirst.
The Heart That Changed 100,000 Lives
Shortly before her ninth birthday, Rachel Beckwith learned that kids on the other side of the planet were spending more time walking to collect dirty water than they were in school. She decided to help.
A Third-Generation Almond Farmer Talks Sustainability & Water Conservation
Justine Pitts comes from a long line of almond farmers in California and shares with Mediaplanet her water conservation fits into her business model her tips for saving water at home.
Rapper Killer Mike Brings Awareness to Major Water Project
Grammy-winner and activist Killer Mike is creating a dialogue about the value of water in a most unusual way.
The Future of Green Buildings? Recycled Water
Simple innovations in non-potable water use are changing the future of sustainability and green building design.
What We Learned from the Flint Crisis
Understanding what happened with the water supply in Michigan will help us prevent another contaminated water emergency.
In Africa, Building Toilets Isn’t Enough to Remedy Poor Sanitation
As the world's population becomes more urban, the way that we need to provide basic services like water and sanitation is changing.
3 Ways Education Protects Our Vital Source Water
The water we're drinking today may have spent time in a glacier or even a dinosaur. And if dinosaurs can manage to keep water conserved, so can young people.
Greywater: The Future of Water Preservation
Down the drain and out of mind? Here's how individuals and businesses can preserve our most precious resource and move towards a more sustainable future.
The Flow of Our Water Relies on Data Flow
Water data is vital to addressing the complex 21
century water challenges we face currently and in the very near future.
Groundwater Remains An Undervalued Resource
Amid population growth and a changing climate, the world needs groundwater more than ever. Yet groundwater depletion and contamination continue to spread.
Farms and Ranches May Solve Our Broader Water Concerns
Runoff from farm fields contributes to algae outbreaks in Lake Erie and other parts of the country — pointing to the need for an innovative solution.
Connecting Water with Those in Need
By working together, we can make global access to clean, safe water a reality; but we each have an integral role to play in the fight.
Public Volunteers Test Waters to Protect Public Health
Volunteers are collecting water samples at beaches and at freshwater recreational sites across the country to bring together communities to help solve their local pollution problems.
How Social Technology Improves the Water Crisis
Drilling teams are leveraging sharing apps to streamline and scale the solution for local wells in Africa and beyond.
Eco Eats: 4 Drought-Friendly Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
These environmentally friendly dishes do more than simply make your day—they go a long way cutting back on water waste.
Excavating the Weakness in Our Water Infrastructure
Now is the time for us to come together and make much needed investments — community leaders, elected officials, business owners, workers and more.
When Water Kills: Committing to a Clean Solution in Africa
Nearly half a million babies die every year from dirty water and the simple lack of soap.
How Diverse Technologies Will End Our Water Crisis
A number of technologies have already begun to transform people’s lives by making clean, safe water reliably accessible. Here are some of them.
Sustainable and Savory: 4 Drought-Friendly Recipes that Won't Waste Water
These environmentally friendly dishes will let you prepare a delicious meal without overusing and wasting water.
How Professionals Can Manage Water Leakage
As droughts remain a problem for so many, it is increasingly crucial for water professionals to control leakage in a cost-effective manner.
For Too Many Women, Access to Water Is About More Than Thirst
Women have long been used as part of the water “infrastructure,” not seen as an important part of the solution.
Making Used Water Potable Again
Amid growing concerns over the global supply of water and droughts here at home, innovators are tapping unlikely sources for fresh water—and achieving startling results.
How to Determine What’s in Your Drinking Water
An important part of learning more about your drinking water quality is knowing where your drinking water comes from.
Why Water Wells Must Be Tapped Today
In a world filled with such remarkable scientific and technological advances, it is hard to imagine that one of today’s biggest problems—the lack of access to clean water—remains unsolved.
Toilet Talk: How Can We Solve the Global Sanitation Crisis?
Nearly 40 percent of the world’s population still lacks access to proper sanitation facilities. Each year, 700,000 children die from diarrhea caused by poor sanitation.
Galvanizing Communities in the Water Crisis
Globally an estimated 748 million people are still relying on unsafe drinking water.
Built to Last: Imagining a New Landscape for California
California’s statewide movement to adopt sustainable landscaping practices delivers resilient, cost-effective, attractive urban landscapes.
9 Tips: Give Your Lawn a Drought-Friendly Upgrade
Looking to cut back on water waste? These 9 tips will help you maintain your yard more efficiently.
Water Control: Empowering Women in Kenya
Women reinvest up to 90 percent of their incomes back into their own households. This potential can be unlocked by investing in clean water and sanitation systems.
Solving the Global Water Crisis with Every Clean, Drinkable Drop
Ten years ago, more than 5,000 children died daily from water-borne diseases. Despite an 80 percent drop, there's work to do.
Getting to the Bottom of Our Global Sanitation and Water Crisis
Nearly half of the hospital beds in the developing world are filled with people suffering from diseases due to lack of clean drinking water, poor hygiene regimens, and faulty sanitation systems. These thought leaders are making a difference on a global scale, drop by drop.
Reduce, Rinse, Repeat: A Room-By-Room Guide to Wasting Less Water (Infographic)
Even if you're not living in a drought-stricken region, cutting back on water use still results in a lower utility bill and helps conserve a precious resource.
Rob Machado and Hurley Partner to Reduce Possible Water Scarcity
Rob Machado speaks on his new partnership with Hurley to establish the H2O initiative and how other Californians can take up the cause for water conservation.
Saving Water, Saving Dollars: Sensible Solutions for Californians
California is in its fourth year of a major drought and experiencing one of the driest periods in its recorded history.
Is Your Diet Drought-Friendly?
Food experts and co-hosts of the “Pass the Salt” podcast, Nathan Lyon and Sarah Forman, chime in on the lifestyle changes they make to conserve water—and how you can too.
Finding the Right Filter for Your Household Water
In the wake of high-profile stories about contamination and water supply, we ask two prominent voices from the industry to chime in with tips for seeking out and maintaining the utilities that will keep you safe—and hydrated.
Experts Distill the Biggest Concerns of Future Water Use
We ask a pair of leading voices from the innovating water industry to discuss the expected changes to our water consumption and what’s being done today to combat those challenges tomorrow.
Why We Need to Start Investing in Water Systems Now
We often don’t realize how much we rely on water systems until it’s too late. That’s why we need to start investing in better water infrastructure now.
Trading Up to More Effective Water Filtration
There’s more to water filtration than pitchers or faucet-mounts. More robust filters can provide cleaner, better water with way less work.
An Expert Talks About How to Protect Your Family from Lead
Lead in water can lead to health issues, particularly for young children, women who may be pregnant or the elderly. Deborah Stapel, Senior Marketing Manager at Pentair breaks down how we can protect ourselves and our families.
The Hidden Potential of Toilets
Could we be flushing valuable resources down the toilet? The Toilet Board takes a look at the opportunities for business and sanitation lurking where no one has looked.
One Teen Girl’s Fight to Bring Clean Water to Her Community
Lack of access to clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa means millions of girls miss school traveling miles away to collect water. Teenage Eva Tolage had enough, so she started a campaign to bring clean water to her community.
Making Sure Our Poorest Communities Have Access to Safe Water
In poor and rural areas, hand pumps are often the best resource communities have for safe water. But maintaining these pumps can cause problems.
Sustainability Is Key in the Fight for Global Access to Clean Water
As the world’s population expands, the challenge of universal water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) increases in kind. But pioneering organizations promise autonomy hand in hand with a solution.
Making Your Home More Efficient Through Water Conservation
Installing water conservation technology in your home can lessen your environmental impact and save money on water and energy bills.
Tankless Is More When It Comes to Water Heating
Mediaplanet talked to Rheem's marketing manager, Madison Phillips, to discuss how water heaters are saving thousands of gallons of water every year.
Agriculture’s Innovative Solutions to Water-Related Issues
Farmers and groups like the US Water Alliance are finding innovative solutions to water-related agricultural problems.
From Michigan to Bangladesh, People Are Fighting for Their Right to Clean Water
Many Americans take clean water for granted while hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh alone are at risk from contamination.
Why the Water Crisis Is a Global Issue and How Technology Can Help
Experts provide insight on how new innovations in water technology can help end the crisis.
How One of the Greatest Tragedies in the World Is Entirely Avoidable
Millions of people are drinking contaminated water and losing their lives despite the availability of sustainable solutions.
Drinking Water’s Impact on the Cycle of Poverty
Allison Tummon Kamphuis, the program leader of P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program, answers questions about how having clean water can change the lives of children all over the world.
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