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Building a Water-Secure Future

Water is perhaps the world’s most precious and health-sustaining resource, and surely one most at risk. Microbes, lead, and other contaminants threaten access to clean and safe drinking water. Record-breaking droughts and catastrophic floods put burdensome pressure on agriculture and imperil crops. In the face of these challenges, leaders are stepping up to reimagine water systems and solutions. They are promoting green infrastructure to build back thriving wetlands and forests and manage stormwater runoff, engaging the community to protect wells, and reviving indigenous water management strategies. Is it enough to secure a sustainable water future?

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Around the World, urban infrastructure is crumbling. The transportation, power, water, and sewage systems that have... See more
In the developed world, water is taken for granted. But in the developing world, potable water is a precious commodity... See more
Most of the World's commercially important fish species are fished to capacity, and many have been depleted,... See more
Twenty-five million acres - that's one-fourth the area of California - of agricultural land each year are being... See more
China's appetite for energy and water are insatiable, as its economy and population grow. Problems and crises of growth... See more
Usable water — or the lack of it — promises to be an increasingly potent global issue in the future. Nearly half of the... See more

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