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How Do You Solve A Problem Like Lead Pipes? Lessons From Cities Getting It Done

NPR’s Monica Eng uncovers some key takeaways that Chicago — and other cities with lead in their water systems — might find helpful if and when they finally decide to get the lead out.

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Flint’s Water Crisis Spurs Other Cities To Remove Lead Pipes

Some cash-strapped Midwest cities are removing aging lead water pipes. Chicago, which has the largest inventory of lead pipes, hasn’t tackled the problem. What can it learn from the cities that have?

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Abuja grannies walking extra miles for water

Adie Vanessa Offiong investigates the difficulties of water access in the lives of three elderly women, among the marginalized group in the discourse on women and water inequality.

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Green Gold: A Global Demand for Avocados Leaves People Without Water in Chile

While estimates vary on the amount of water subtropical avocado trees need to grow, there is no doubt they exact a substantial burden on Petorca Valley where rainfall is scarce.

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‘The salt they pump back in kills everything’: is the cost of Chile’s fresh water too high?

In 2003, Chile’s first desalination plant began operating; pumping 150 litres of drinking water a second towards Antofagasta to relieve the city of its dire need for fresh water.

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How to survive Chennai’s water crisis

In an open letter to the residents of Chennai, India’s sixth largest city, Ray Joseph shares water crisis strategies learned in Cape Town.