Wisconsin Tribe Takes Action to Protect River

November 7, 2017

Lawsuit Aims to Ensure Clean Water Act Protections for Regionally and Nationally Important Waters On November 6, 2017, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin (“Tribe”), represented by Earthjustice, gave legal notice of intent to pursue […]

Water Efficiency in Rural Areas Getting Worse

May 19, 2017

By Lauren Lipuma (American Geophysical Union) and Matt Shipman (NC State University) A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with […]

Detroit Needs Affordable Water, Not More Shutoffs

April 23, 2017

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch Via Kate Fried, fwwatch.org “Nearly three years after it started an aggressive plan to shut off water service to households that are delinquent on their water bills, […]

Final EPA Study Concludes: Fracking Can Contaminate Drinking Water

December 14, 2016

By Elizabeth Ouzts and Rachel Richardson, Environment America In a final report issued today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that fracking operations can impact drinking water “at each stage in the hydraulic fracturing water cycle”. The report walks […]

Tar River Reservoir Gate Temporarily Lowered

December 12, 2016

By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC The north bascule gate at the Tar River Water Supply Reservoir has been temporarily lowered for routine maintenance and repairs to the hydraulic controls associated with the […]

Potential Pipeline Impact on Water in WV, VA and NC

August 24, 2016

Guidances Released on Monitoring Water Supplies Released by Rick Webb, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition The Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance (ABRA) has released a report for landowners and water providers concerned about the potential impacts of pipeline […]

Hundreds Expected to Converge for Neuse River Clean-Up

July 21, 2016

Released by Matthew Starr, Upper Neuse Riverkeeper There will be hundreds of people kayaking and canoeing down the Neuse River this Saturday to rid the waterway of trash, according to clean water advocates. “Loose on the Neusse is […]

Interior, USDA Announce More Than $47 Million in Investments

June 27, 2016

Funds For Water Conservation, Energy Efficiency, Drought Response & Agriculture Operations Across the West Reclamation Commissioner López, USDA Secretary Vilsack Announce Strengthened Collaboration to Address Water Supply-and-Demand Imbalances Released by Peter Soeth, usbr.gov The US Departments […]

Report Shows Climate Change Impact on Water Resources

April 1, 2016

Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources New, interactive basin-by-basin visualization tool also released following World Water Day White House Summit Released by Jessica Kershaw, US DOI Putting the national spotlight […]

More Response Teams in Flint Water Emergency

March 3, 2016

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps Deploy Released by Samantha Jo Warfield, CNCS, cns.gov Adding to federal response efforts, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps, dispatched dozens of additional […]

Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink

February 4, 2016

By Kay Whatley, Editor In a recent interview by Stephen Colbert, Erin Brockovich’s brought to light that the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, is “just the tip of the iceberg” and a “national crisis.” During the […]

Chuckle of the Issue: Monks

November 8, 2013

Three monks decided to practice meditation together. They sat by the side of a shimmering lake and closed their eyes in concentration. Suddenly, the first monk stood up and said, “I forgot my mat.” He steeped miraculously onto […]