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Where Warming Waters Kill Trout, Fish Hospitals Are Hatcheries’ Last Hope

Region: Indian-administered Kashmir

Topics: ClimateEnvironmentWater

Fish farming has become a popular industry in Indian-administered Kashmir, providing a steady livelihood for many – until the fish started to die. To find out why, a local university opened a fish hospital, providing treatment to the fish while determining the cause.

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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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Water Scarcity Creates Hardship for DRC Community, But Some Find Opportunity Instead

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: BusinessWater

In Madula, a fast-growing community near the DRC city of Kisangani, water scarcity is a major problem. But some local people have managed to turn it into a job opportunity.

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There’s More Money for Clean Water in Zambia, but Little Has Changed

Region: Zambia

Topics: Water

The Zambian government sets aside increasingly larger amounts of money for water access and sanitation each year, but less than half of that money winds up being spent in that sector. Meanwhile, cholera, an illness often caused by dirty water, remains a daunting problem.

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With Dry Taps and Useless Pipes, People Through Mexico City Use Buckets to Fetch Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

In many neighborhoods in Mexico’s capital city, access to water is infrequent and unreliable. Throughout the city, residents have found ways to adapt to the shortage.

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With Water Gone From Ancestral Land, Families Split Lives Between Two Villages

Region: Nepal

Topics: Human MigrationWater

When water sources dried up for the village of Samzong, a village in Nepal’s rural Upper Mustang region, residents built 18 new homes in a new village, Namashung. But there’s no road between the two places, so cattle and valuable property remain in Samzong – and so do about half of the members of the village’s families.

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With History of Distrust, Xochimilco Residents Suspect Mexico City of Siphoning Their Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: InfrastructureWater

Xochimilco residents say it was suspicious when Mexico City authorities rolled out and then canceled a controversial plan for water construction. After last year’s earthquake disrupted some water services in the Xochimilco area, residents are repeating their claim that the city is diverting their well water to more central parts of the capital.

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Mexican Students Choose Sugary Drinks Over Contaminated Water

Region: Mexico

Topics: HealthWater

Studies have shown that in one Mexican town, all the water sources are contaminated. Students there are forgoing water – but the alternative may be just as bad for their health.

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In Mexican Town, Three Sinkholes Prompt Debate of Water Use

Region: Mexico

Topics: Water

Three sinkholes in a small community in Mexico City have led geologists and locals to debate and investigate the town’s water use. Geologists warn of dire consequences if the problem isn’t addressed, but others are reluctant to link the sinkholes with water use at all.

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Mexican Community Wins Fight for Water Supply, Gains Protection From Water Politicization

Region: Mexico

Topics: PoliticsWater

Running water is not a given in Coyoacán, an area of Mexico City where politicians are accused of manipulating water supplies to keep the support of local residents. But recently, the citizens of Coyoacán banded together to fight for their right to a regular supply of water.

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