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Urban Water Management

How Nature Can Improve China's Water Quality

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

One-third of China's lakes and rivers are already so polluted they're not fit for human consumption, and the problem could worsen as the country's rapid urbanization continues.

The Costs of California's Bellwether Drought: What Can We Expect?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 04.09.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The costs of drought vary widely from sector to sector, and often include things that are hard to measure or to quantify. It is difficult to report on drought costs in a comprehensive or consistent way. And until a drought ends, it is impossible to know the ultimate costs.

Urban Water and Sanitation Solutions

David Winder | Posted 10.15.2012 | Impact
David Winder

In Mozambique, diarrhea is one of the leading causes of child deaths and 44% of children under five are undernourished. Increased investment in providing access to safe water and improved sanitation dramatically impacts child survival.

Urban Water Management in San Francisco: Conservation by Recession, Efficiency and Innovation

Francesca Vietor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Water, water, everywhere. Reservoirs are overflowing, utilities are beaming and skiers are ecstatic. The City and County of San Francisco is experienc...