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Stanford has put together a resource for learning about groundwater. They say, "Throughout the West, groundwater pumping occurs at unsustainable levels. This practice jeopardizes the primary water supply..."

http://waterinthewest.stanford.edu/programs/sustainable-groundwater

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Here is a story about how the east coast will be flooding more often now; in part due to glacier melt and in part due to the removal of groundwater. Wait for it...read to the last sentence...you'd think the USA would have a vested interest in combating climate change, wouldn't you!

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170911122642.htm

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Circle of Blue's summary of water's role in civil unrest.

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With Idaho's Lucky Peak Dam, timing of water releases can be tricky as climate change is changing how much rain and snow Idaho gets.

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The One World One Water Center and Colorado Water Conservation Board helped to produce this 11 min. video about outdoor water demand management.

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Interested in comparing timeline snapshot satellite imagery of your local river? Join Planet https://www.planet.com

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Oh, dear, parasites in the reflecting pool. Workers are draining all that water.

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American Rivers explains why healthy rivers matter more than ever, now that the POTUS has withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement.
https://www.americanrivers.org/2017/06/paris-climate-agreement/

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Thank you Richard Pouncy. This article brings up a great question. Why aren't more people talking about this!
There is no law that guarantees water access for poor Americans. And most financial assistance is left to the discretion of individual water utilities. So customers who have fallen behind in payments can have their water services abruptly shut off.

More than 50,000 households in Detroit have lost water services since 2014 because they couldn’t pay their bills. Flint, Michigan, which is still in the throes of a lead poisoning crisis, is now threatening to terminate water services for more than 8,000 people who haven’t paid their bill.

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/ganges-river-photos-giulio-di-sturco/
This is a story about the Ganges River in India. Turns out there was a recent high court ruling that bestows personhood status upon the Ganges. There are microorganisms in this river that allow it to self-clean, but not at the rate that people are polluting it. This ruling is encouraged by environmentalists, who hope that local beliefs will change. Perhaps people will hold on to the idea that polluting the river is akin to hurting another person. ~Jessica
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