Water Quality

Water Quality
A push from government, donors, NGOs and the U.N. yields a big success on public health.
AZM Anas August 14, 2017
After decades of trying concrete solutions, authorities are planting bamboo and mangroves and using other soft-path methods to make its waterways less of a menace.
Keith Schneider June 22, 2017
How a German city once synonymous with coal and steel became Europe's 'Green Capital'.
Simone d'Antonio February 16, 2017
Rivers in the Welsh capital once ran black with coal dust. Now, they form a clean lake that has become the revitalized heart of the city.
David Thorpe September 9, 2016

The sweeping ban on single-use containers is designed to protect waterways and wildlife, the Washington City Paper and WJLA-TV report.

January 4, 2016
Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.
AZM Anas July 16, 2015

There was no love for bottled water on the city’s inaugural Tap Water Day, Gizmodo reports. 

May 20, 2015

Mayors from 114 U. S. and Canadian cities will raise funds and contribute technical savvy to rehabilitate the Jordan River, Green Prophet reports. 

May 13, 2015

The south Indian city wants to construct a special lake for immersion of statues of Durga, Ganesh and other Hindu idols, CityMetric and the Deccan Chronicle report. 

April 3, 2015
The multi-purpose dam also creates recreational opportunities for a crowded city.
Grace Chua September 25, 2014

The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority provided hotel employees with 48 boats to help them pull garbage out of the Chao Phraya River, Travel Daily News reports.

September 12, 2014

Jakarta’s poor use waste salvaged from a river for flood protection and building material, The Pop-Up City reports. 

August 14, 2014

The link between cities and oceans is explored in a new book that recommends “blue belts” to protect urban oceanfronts, according to The Dirt blog.

July 24, 2014

Despite efforts by Mediterranean cities to promote a cleaner environment, municipal and industrial waste is fouling the region, the Sustainable Cities Collective reports.

May 23, 2014

New report warns of industrial pollution’s dangers to urban poor

November 13, 2013

Trash removed to salvage urban wetland in Puerto Rico

November 13, 2013

After struggles and delays, major canal is a park

October 21, 2013
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