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What will it take to provide safe drinking water for everyone? Clean drinking water is a basic human right, but 1 in 10 of us lack acess to a safe, reliable supply. Ensia takes a look at who's working to ensure the safety and availability of the water we rely on for life.
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How the growing “One Water” movement is not only helping the environment but also saving millions of dollars

Solutions to floods, droughts and pollution that look upstream, downstream and everywhere in between save dollars and make sense.

We’re pouring millions of tons of salt on roads each winter. Here’s why that’s a problem.

The use of salt to de-ice roads and parking lots has skyrocketed in recent years. As environmental consequences emerge, scientists propose creative solutions.

OPINION: Clean water is a basic human right, and we can and should make it affordable to everyone

As we invest in our public water systems — and we must — we need to distribute costs equitably.

Water Main Break

Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?

In the wake of the Flint crisis, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis.

What to do about the antidepressants, antibiotics and other drugs in our water

As pharmaceuticals taint rivers and lakes, scientists search for solutions.

Broken water pipe

Hey, America: It’s time to talk about the price of water

Recent woes have drawn unprecedented attention to the worth of fresh, clean water. Can it change the way we pay for the world’s most undervalued resource?

Quilotoa Crater Lake, Ecuador

Can trust funds protect drinking water and watersheds, too?

Downstream beneficiaries of clean water are anteing up to protect water supplies at their source.

Reverse osmosis trains of the Groundwater Replenishment System

Is reuse the next wave for water conservation?

As pressures on surface and groundwater grow, so does interest in reclaiming municipal water near its source.

View of famous Las Vegas Strip at night

Are massive projects really the right answer to our water supply woes?

Conservation and recycling can reduce the need for massive municipal water infrastructure

Tractor fertilizing crops

Nitrate pollution has been called the most significant water quality problem in the U.S. California is doing something about that.

As contamination worsens, an oft-ignored groundwater pollutant is drawing new attention — and solutions.

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