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Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.

U.N. Vote on Water, Sanitation Rights U.N. Vote on Water, Sanitation Rights
by Daniel Moss
The resolution to act on the world's "most violated human right."
Gulf Fishermen Protest Re-opening of Fishing Grounds Gulf Fishermen Protest Re-opening of Fishing Grounds
by Sue Sturgis
Those who know the Gulf best say seafood still isn’t safe following BP’s oil disaster.
The Fight Against Fracking The Fight Against Fracking
by Maura Stephens
How New Yorkers won a moratorium on a drilling practice that threatens their lives, homes, and water.
Curriculum & Resources: Water Curriculum & Resources: Water
Measure your water footprint with H2O Conserve's easy-to-use calculator, and wrap your head around the impact of the BP oil spill using this trio of classroom resources.
YES! Recommends: Water Environment Federation YES! Recommends: Water Environment Federation
The Water Environment Federation offers communities and students a myriad of learning opportunities to protect and preserve the Earth's water resources.
At Last, a Human Right to Water At Last, a Human Right to Water
by Daniel Moss
Good news for thirsty people around the globe: The UN affirms the right to safe and clean drinking water.
Water for Energy Is a Waste Water for Energy Is a Waste
by Ashlee Green
Power plants suck more water out of the nation’s watersheds than any other single user—more than 40 percent.
Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water Dry Run: Bostonians Learn to Appreciate Clean Water
by Chuck Collins
On May 1st, Bostonians got a remarkable glimpse of our water commons and how we might respond to future disruptions.
Western Showdown: Saving the Klamath Western Showdown: Saving the Klamath
by Alice Outwater
How the tribes of the Klamath River stood up for the salmon—and won.
How Felton, Calif., Achieved Water Independence How Felton, Calif., Achieved Water Independence
by Tara Lohan
A tiny Californian town took back its water supply—and your town can too.
Food in Dry Times Food in Dry Times
by Frederick Kirschenmann
An old North Dakota farm is a laboratory for growing food when water runs short.
3 World Water Wins 3 World Water Wins
by Maude Barlow, Anil Naidoo, Meera Karunananthan
Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.
The Water We Need The Water We Need
by Madeline Ostrander
Senior editor Madeline Ostrander introduces the Water Solutions issue.
River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters River Rescue: Citizen Riverkeepers Protect Their Waters
by Elizabeth Grossman
Who protects the public's right to clean, accessible waterways? We do.
Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr. Protecting our Water Commons: Interview with Robert Kennedy Jr.
by Sarah van Gelder
We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.
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