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Archive for January, 2016

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White House Declares Water Emergency in Flint, Michigan

Written by Erik Hromadka

Flint WaterSuddenly… water infrastructure matters.

A confluence of events over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend has drawn national attention to a hidden crisis—aging water infrastructure is a serious problem in the United States that demands immediate attention and innovative solutions.

The weekend started with a request from the State of Michigan for federal assistance to families in the city of Flint who have been exposed to lead in their drinking water after a switch in supply during 2014 caused problems in pipelines.

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The Missing Piece in Social Sector Innovation

Written by Catherine Griffin

Catherine Griffin_Missing PieceDespite decades of attention, water infrastructure remains resistant to innovation, and water delivery, ineffective. I don’t need to recount the number of people who lack access to clean drinking water in emerging economies, or the cost of flood and drought in North America, made more likely by antiquated infrastructure.

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Top 10 Water Resolutions for 2016

Written by Vincent Caprio

ResolutionsHappy New Year! Every year many of us create a new set of resolutions: I will exercise more, change my diet and focus on my health. But what if we resolved to change our planet?

Let’s add saving water to our list of resolutions. The topic of water in America has increased during the last 5 years.

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