Category: Water

Gregory Button: The Flint Water Crisis is Not Without Parallel in Michigan History

Much of the uncertainty and harm of the present day disaster in Flint could have been averted if officials were aware of the pitfalls of their predecessors

Gregory Button: The Flint Water Disaster: a Perfect Storm of Downplaying, Denial and Deceit

Tragically, the situation could have been avoided if the state had followed the EPA mandate to install corrosive preventative measures when lead levels in drinking water exceed recommended levels

Robert D. Bullard: Flint’s water crisis is a blatant example of environmental injustice

How race and class have shaped the ongoing public health disaster in Flint

Andrea Muehlebach: How to kill the demos: the water struggle in Italy

The politics of water in Italy starkly reveals the crisis of legitimacy that is rocking governments and compels us to ask how democracy can be regained

Javan Briggs: We have the right to have that basic thing—it’s water

The message is clear: those of us who live without running water are learning not only to make do with less, but to shift our relationship with water completely

William deBuys: California First

California is giving us a preview of our world to come

Joris Leverink: Water: source of life and conflict in the Land of Rivers

Oil is often seen as the root cause of conflict in the Middle East, but in the coming years water might come to overtake it as a key source of dispute

Shepherd Bliss: California’s North Coast Wine Industry: How “Sustainable” Is It?

Wine industry lobbyists and PR people present the industry as mainly small mom and pop operations is a lie

Abrahm Lustgarten: California’s Drought Is Part of a Much Bigger Water Crisis

Every state west of the Rockies has been facing a water shortage of one kind or another in recent years

Joris Leverink: Water Politics

Mesopotamia, the “Land of Two Rivers,” cradle of modern civilization and currently home to probably as many conflicts as there are ethnic groups, religious factions and nation states

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