Water Solutions

Issue 54, cvr


How to Make Water Last

Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is available as fresh water. We’re already at the limits of supply in parts of the United States. But even with climate change and growing populations, there’s enough for everyone if we work together to keep it clean, use it wisely, and share it fairly.

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[Full table of contents of our Summer 2010 issue]

Rex Bizahaloni, photo by Raechel Running, 185px

Editor’s Introduction

The Water We Need


Will There Be Enough?

Dams and drills can’t create new water. Time to start working with nature.

Water footprint graph

Just the Facts: How Much Water Do We Use?

More than any other country, it turns out. And we could save a lot.


The Town That Beat a Corporation

Felton, Calif., took back its water supply—and your town can do it, too.


3 World Water Wins

Around the world, people are taking control of their water supply.


Food for Dry Times

An old North Dakota farm is a laboratory for growing food when water runs short.


Ancient Water Traditions

These communities still preserve and share scarce desert water.


Save Wildlife, Save People

Restoring mountain meadows makes up for disappearing snowpack.

Urban wilderness in Milwaukee, photo by Eddee Daniel

Urban Wilderness

PHOTO ESSAY: The urban rivers of Milwaukee.


Bring the Water Revolution Home

Live large on dishwater, save your rain, and cozy up to your creek.

Backyard Graywater Recycling

Graywater Guerrillas

VIDEO How to reuse graywater, harvest rainwater, and install composting toilets.

PHOTO ESSAY: Exploring a graywater renegade's backyard.

Fish, illustration by Alexandre Dumas

3 Big Ideas to Make Water Last

POSTER: How to take care of our water, share it, and live within our means.


River Rescue

Citizen Riverkeepers protect their local waters.

Riverkeepers Bethea and Tutman

Meet the Riverkeepers

Meet citizen riverkeepers from Milwaukee, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.


Robert Kennedy Jr.

We can be the most powerful protectors of our own sources of water.

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