Water and Sanitation

A dive into the deep sea illuminates a world full of possibilities for both discoveries of extraordinary life and opportunities for exploitation. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Hawaii, 2016.
December 7, 2016 by Sarah Fahmy

An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?

Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 12, 2016 by Brian Castner

What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.

A pilgrim takes a holy dip in river Ganges
July 18, 2016 by George Black

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes on the Herculean task of cleaning up his country’s most sacred river, the Ganges. Can he succeed where all his predecessors have failed?

May 25, 2016 by Larry C. Price, Justin Kenny

Pollution sickens and kills millions of people worldwide each year. This project explores the most toxic places with a focus on causes, consequences and possible solutions.

January 5, 2016 by Sharron Lovell

What happens at the source of the worlds biggest water transfer project?

Image by Tony Eprile. Zimbabwe, 2014.
December 29, 2015 by Judith D. Schwartz

In northwest Zimbabwe, water sources are returning, people no longer depend on food aid, and wildlife populations are rebounding. What’s happening, and what does it mean for other poor areas?

December 10, 2015 by Ian James, Steve Elfers

In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.

Image by Jonathan Rashad. Ethiopia, 2015.
December 10, 2015 by Peter Schwartzstein, Jonathan Rashad

Battling human and natural challenges, the Nile river is in increasingly poor health. Can it recover?

Image by Pierre Kattar. Nepal, 2015.
September 16, 2015 by Pierre Kattar

In eastern Nepal, a Hepatitis E epidemic infected over 5,000 people, killing over a dozen. But in Kathmandu, water scarcity provides opportunity for some.

Image by Ann Schraufnagel. India, 2015.
August 21, 2015 by Ann Schraufnagel

Six hundred million Indians defecate outside every day. What does this mean for Indian society and what will it take to change this practice?

May 5, 2015 by Chris Kraul

Nicaragua says a $50 billion interoceanic canal would give the country the economic boost it needs to escape grinding poverty. But environmentalists and scientists say the project is poorly planned.

Image by Cameron Conaway. India, 2013.
April 7, 2015 by Cameron Conaway

India has declared 2015-2016 as Jal Kranti Varsh, or Water Revolution Year. What will this mean for the Ganges, the country’s most sacred and notoriously polluted river?