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What the West Virginia Chemical Spill Teaches Us About Clean Water

January 25, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Although West Virginia American Water is in the process of lifting the “do not use” warning for drinking water supplied to nine West Virginia counties affected by the release of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol into the Elk River, people there are still dealing with its toxic aftermath.[read more]

World Water Week: Access to Safe Water

September 9, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Clean Water Access

 

In 2010 the United Nations passed resolution 64/292 mandating the basic human right to water and sanitation. Efforts abound to secure access to safe water for the nearly one billion and one-billion-plus without sanitation. But still that effort falls short.[read more]

World Water Week: Cooperation for Water Access [VIDEO]

September 1, 2013 by Tom Schueneman

Water Access

Cooperation is key to securing access to clean water for the global community. Cooperation between public and private organizations bring together the strengths and expertise of policymakers, scientists and community organizers that make possible real solutions.[read more]

The EPA & New Clean Water Protections

August 21, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Green Roofs and Clean Water

In 2012 there were more than 20,000 beach closing and advisory days at U.S. beaches due to unsafe bacteria levels in the water. The largest known source of that pollution was stormwater runoff – the dirty water that rolls off hard surfaces like roads and parking lots.[read more]

Want Great Beer? You Need Clean Water

July 6, 2013 by Peter Lehner
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Clean Water for Good Beer

Modern brewers rely on clean water to make their product. Because no matter how carefully craft brewers tweak their malt and hops and strains of yeast, at the end of the day, beer is about 90 percent water.[read more]