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Nature-Based Flood Mitigation Can Help Mississippi River Farmers

  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
Flooding in the Upper Mississippi River Basin
  • Aqueduct
  • floods
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • Freshwater
  • water risk

In World That Says It’s Cutting Nutrient Pollution, Progress Is Lacking

  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk
Algal blooms in Florida’s Santa Fe River
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
  • water risk

After 15 Years, EPA Updates Water Quality Trading Policy. It Could Do More.

  • Freshwater
  • water pollution
  • wastewater
  • Water Quality
Wetlands like these in the Chesapeake provide cost-effective water quality services.
  • Freshwater
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  • wastewater
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Drop by Drop, Better Management Makes Dents in China’s Water Stress

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • water risk
Yellow River, China
  • Freshwater
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  • mapping
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When Improving America’s Infrastructure, Don’t Forget Forests

  • Freshwater
  • deforestation
  • Forests
  • natural infrastructure
  • Water Quality
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Watershed
  • Freshwater
  • deforestation
  • Forests
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  • Water Quality
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PODCAST: How We Can Clean the Chesapeake and Save Money in the Process

  • Freshwater
  • podcasts
  • agriculture
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  • pollution
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Marsh
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What Does Water Have to Do with National Security?

  • Aqueduct
  • mapping
  • U.S. policy
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
People loading truck
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China’s Water Stress Is on the Rise

  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • industry
  • Urban Development
  • water risk
China’s Yellow River
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  • industry
  • Urban Development
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Does Coal Always Mean Water Stress Along With Economic Growth?

  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
By adopting water conservation technologies, water saved in the agriculture sector can be transferred to the coal sector, however, with high cost. Photo by Yuan Wang.
  • Economics
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Freshwater
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NASA Satellite Data Help Show Where Groundwater Is – And Where It Isn’t

  • Aqueduct
  • Freshwater
  • mapping
  • water risk
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  • Aqueduct
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  • mapping
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Cleaner US Rivers, Lakes and Estuaries with Water Quality Trading

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Fishing in Mitkof Island. (Petersburg, Alaska, U.S.) Photo by Penny Meyer/Flickr.
  • agriculture
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6 Stories to Watch in 2015: Global Climate Deal, Sustainable Development Goals, Rising Water Risks and More

  • Finance
  • Climate
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Cities
  • Business
  • Aqueduct
  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
  • United Nations
  • U.S. policy
  • water risk
  • stories to watch
Andrew Steer presented 2015's Stories to Watch before a packed house at the Press Club in Washington, D.C. Photo by Bill Dugan/WRI
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  • Energy
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  • Cities
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  • climate change
  • international climate policy
  • low carbon development
  • sustainable development goals
  • UNFCCC
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Energy-gulping Desalination Can’t Solve China’s Water Crisis Alone

  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk
Tianjin is home to the Beijiang and Dagang desalination plants, which together are expected to account for a third of China’s 1.5-2 million-ton capacity by 2015. (Tianjin, China) Photo by Sam Gao/Flickr.
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • Aqueduct
  • drought
  • Cities
  • water risk

Getting More from the U.S. Farm Conservation Water Quality Budget

  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
  • Water Quality
USDA provides limited voluntary financial and technical assistance to farmers who want to lessen their environmental impact. Photo Credit: Heather Dawn/Flickr
  • Freshwater
  • agriculture
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Overcoming Barriers to USDA’s New Conservation Program

  • agriculture
  • water pollution
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
Agriculture is a key source of nutrient pollution in the United States. Photo credit: NOAA, Flickr
  • agriculture
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  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality

A New Strategy to Improve Water Quality—One Targeted Watershed at a Time

  • water pollution
  • hypoxia
  • Freshwater
  • Water Quality
More than 15,000 streams, rivers, and lakes are too polluted with nutrient runoff to support wildlife, be enjoyed recreationally, or serve as a drinking water source. Photo credit: USDA
  • water pollution
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Majority of China’s Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plants Located in Water-Stressed Regions

  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
  • Freshwater
  • water risk
  • Aqueduct
  • fossil fuels
  • Energy
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Embracing Ecological Progress in China

  • Energy
  • Cities
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
  • transportation
  • Freshwater
  • Energy
  • Cities
  • agriculture
  • low carbon development
  • renewable energy
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  • Freshwater
Silhouettes of children playing swing in turbine wind park at sunset