Water

Hopes for homegrown innovation amidst a growing water crisis.
Ryan Brown March 24, 2017
How a German city once synonymous with coal and steel became Europe's 'Green Capital'.
Simone d'Antonio February 16, 2017
‘Participatory aquifer mapping’ in Bengaluru aims to engage citizens in strategies for using groundwater wisely.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 10, 2017
Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.
Michael Tiboris November 28, 2016
Progress on implementing the Habitat III strategy can be driven by equitable access to five basic services — land, housing, water, energy and transport, a think tank says.
Anna Valmero October 17, 2016

The community in the city of Almere would harvest rainwater, grow its own food and monitor energy use with sensors, Business Insider reports. 

October 7, 2016
In a year of historic flooding, China is betting on new strategies that allow cities to soak in rainwater rather than expel it.
Wade Shepard July 28, 2016

Kibera residents can purchase affordable water and access clean restrooms, laundry and other services, according to the Cal Alumni Association, UC Berkeley.

July 7, 2016

New research indicates that China’s capital is dropping by up to 11 cm (4 inches) a year thanks to excessive groundwater extraction, CNN reports. 

July 5, 2016
After many failed river rehabilitation efforts, a new strategy is showing positive results.
Anna Valmero June 23, 2016

Drought and unchecked urban development have reduced the city’s water supply to dangerously low levels, Marketplace reports. 

May 19, 2016

Harvesting rainwater for toilet use would save consumers money and reduce stormwater runoff, Drexel Now reports. 

March 21, 2016
Once deserted, Buiksloterham is emerging as a creative hub of the 'circular economy.'
Letty Reimerink March 18, 2016

Tons of waste is dumped in Guanabara Bay daily, threatening ecosystems and locals who rely on the waterway for fishing, Global Post reports. 

March 9, 2016
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016

A protest cut water service to much of India’s capital, highlighting the vulnerability of the city’s water system, The Telegraph reports. 

February 24, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016
Anticipating increased rainfall as a result of climate change, the city is investing in solutions that hold water rather than flushing it down drains.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 21, 2016
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