clean water

Girl pulling cart of water jugs (© Thomas Koehler/Photothek/Getty Images)

America helps Mongolian capital quench its thirst

A U.S.-funded project aims to avert the water crisis in Ulaanbaatar and make Mongolia a model for recycling wastewater.
A woman and boy walking across dry riverbed (© Vahid Salemi/AP Images)

Iran arrests scientists trying to solve water crisis

Water shortages caused by drought in Iran are further compounded by failed government policies and corruption. As the crisis worsens, Iran's security forces are arresting scientists trying to help.
Woman walking down a flooded village street (© Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

U.S. assists flood victims after Laos dam collapse

The U.S. is working with the United Nations Children's Fund in Laos to provide flood victims in Attapeu Province with access to clean water and basic hygiene supplies.
Three people planting in garden (USAID)

Meet a woman scientist helping the environment

The November 28–30 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India will shine a spotlight on women entrepreneurs like Sasha Kramer who are changing lives.
Man walking with bag of dates (Alaa Badarneh for USAID)

With water projects in West Bank and Gaza, U.S. cultivates hope

The U.S. is connecting Palestinians to water treatment systems that keep people safe and promote jobs. The possibility for peace is growing in the process.
Boy sitting in one of three chairs while others swim in Dead Sea (© AP Images)

U.S. brokers water pact between Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Israel will sell freshwater to Gaza and the West Bank as part of a recent agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Person in safety gear between floor-to-ceiling racks of pipes (© AP Images)

Israeli technology helps quench California’s thirst for water

California, the most populous state in the U.S., has pulled out from a historic drought thanks to help from Israel's water technology.
Mr. Trash Wheel in water (Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore)

Meet Mr. Trash Wheel, hero of Baltimore harbor

A water wheel in Baltimore, named "Mr. Trash Wheel" by residents, is churning up ideas for cleaning coastal cities around the world.
Girl holding two cups of water, one clean, one dirty (P&G)

Science and business are opening the spigot to clean water [video]

This World Water Day, nearly 750 million people lack access to clean drinking water. Scientists and businesses are doing something about it.