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Billboard in Peru Turns Air Into Clean Drinking Water

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March 23, 2013
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Just outside Lima, Peru, a billboard provides drinking water to whomever needs it - producing water out of thin air for residents of the desert city.


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Spain: The Battle Over Water

Spain: The Battle Over Water

Deutsche Welle (Aug. 21, 2013) — As a result of the economic crisis, many municipalities in Spain have sold their public water utilities to private companies. Now some local communities are finding out that the water supply networks are no longer being maintained properly and that water quality is on the decline. By the end of the year, about 60 percent of water utility management will be partly or entirely in private hands, making Spain the frontrunner in water privatization within Europe. Some experts are already calling it a "water bubble, and communities that are still trying to sell their water utilities are no longer able to obtain top prices. Now some communities are trying to regain public control over their water supply.
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Hungary: The Problem of Water

Hungary: The Problem of Water

Deutsche Welle (Apr. 17, 2013) — Nearly two million people in Hungary - particularly in the southeast - lack access to clean drinking water. In a number of European countries, the groundwater is contaminated with heavy metals. Hungary, Serbia and Croatia are especially affected, but the problem is particularly acute in Hungary, where many municipalities cannot afford to drill down to deeper and cleaner groundwater. At the same time, the European Union says clean water is a human right, and member states must take action to ensure it. But both local governments and national leaders in Hungary are ignoring the problem.
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Ecology Versus Economic Use the Clean Water Quarrel

Ecology Versus Economic Use the Clean Water Quarrel

Deutsche Welle (Nov. 4, 2013) — Germany's Federal Environment Agency estimates that a quarter of all German groundwater contains excessive concentrations of nitrates - threatening some communities' water supply. The cause is over-fertilization of farmers' fields. Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been successfully joint-monitoring Lake Constance water quality for years. But authorities in Lower Saxony are only beginning to tackle the problem. Drinking water there often exceeds the EU norm of 50 milligrams of nitrates per liter.
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E. Coli Detected in Portland, Ore. Water Supply

E. Coli Detected in Portland, Ore. Water Supply

AP (May 23, 2014) — The Portland Water Bureau says residents should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least a minute. Ice or any beverages prepared with un-boiled tap water on or after Tuesday should be dumped. (May 23) Video provided by AP
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