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Water

Protecting it from overuse, pollution, and privatization.

Bottled Water Flim-flam
by Krista Camenzind
Is bottled water really safer than tap water?
Turning Scarcity Into Abundance
by Vandana Shiva
The solution to scarcity is not more mega-projects, more control by giant corporations, or more globalization. The solution to scarcity is more democracy
India's Dawn
by Rachel Milanez
India's Dawn by Rachel Milanez - Auroville reforestation and water management
The Big Promise of the Small
by Carolyn McConnell
How a Namibian beetle, drip irrigation, clay pots and a child's seesaw help overcome water scarcity
The Lake And the 'hood The Lake And the 'hood
by Jane Braxton Little
Mono Lake activists fought a 16-year David-versus-Goliath battle against the city's Department of Water and Power (DWP) to stop water diversions to Los Angeles. Yet the rural community and the city have emerged from the fray as watershed partners.
A Watershed Runs Through You A Watershed Runs Through You
by Freeman House
The struggle to bring back endangered salmon draws one community into a new commitment to the well-being of its watershed
Young People And Their Watershed
by Diane Galusha
Catskill Watershed Corporation funds a student project to prevent erosion and preserve water quality
Discussion Guide: Whose Water? Discussion Guide: Whose Water?
Like oil, water scarcity lies at the heart of many of the world’s worst conflicts, and, as they once looked at oil, the world’s corporations see water as the next great commodity for their profit. But is there a different path, a way to share water, fostering abundance rather than exploiting scarcity?
Karen Charman: A Sewer Becomes a Water Park
by Karen Charman
A floating ecological living machine--a gorgeous botanical garden--is restoring open sewage canals in Fuzhou, China
The Battle For Water The Battle For Water
by Tony Clarke, Maude Barlow
Waste, pollution, population growth, global trade rules, and now privatization are threatening billions of people with water scarcity. How can we reclaim water for all life?
How Can Soil Clean Water?
by Paul Mankiewicz
Soil is the key to pure water. It works as a physical strainer, renovator, and a recycler of all wastewater passing through it.
Thinking Outside the House: Draught-proof Gardens
by Krista Camenzind
Your lawn and garden can be both beautiful and water efficient. Xeriscaping is the creative use of native plants that are beautiful, drought-tolerant, and sustainable.
Bringing Back Desert Springs
by Gary Nabhan
The Hopi people of the Black Mesa region know how to farm and thrive in the desert Southwest. But a giant coal company is draining the aquifer that feeds their sacred springs and makes their livelihood possible.
Tapwater Takeover
by Carolyn McConnell
Pit a global conglomerate with revenues of over $52 billion a year, intent on swallowing up utility companies on every continent, against a California community of 4,900 people. Who would you bet on?
China's Living Water Garden
by Anne H. Mavor
A polluted river in China becomes the site of a water park that provides a safe place for children's play, a celebration of water's beauty, and a cleansing of the water itself.
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