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Water and Sanitation

The Hydro Quagmire

As Nairobi deals with a water shortage amidst the pandemic, and water cartels illegally cut into pipes, how are slum dwellers accessing water that is so critical to fight the spread of infection?

Indonesia’s Steady Stream of Medical Waste

Indonesia’s poor waste management and open-dumping systems are not only harmful to the environment, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, improperly disposed of medical waste poses a great danger to human health. It could jeopardize efforts to flatten the curve.

When the Data Doesn’t Match the Ground Reality

How can someone adequately protect their land, if on paper they don’t even exist? Disha Shetty and Tish Sanghera detail the challenges behind their Environment Undone reporting and how infrastructure projects in India manipulate data and coordinates.

The Dams Engulfing Forests

An investigation into the socio-environmental impacts caused by the construction of six hydroelectric dams on the Teles Pires river in Brazil's Mato Grosso state.

Cape Town's Water Crisis

After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?

The Return of a Dying Sea

For the fishing villages around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, fortunes ebb and flow with the water's tide.

Can the Polders of Bangladesh Be Saved?

In the 1960s, Bangladesh walled off parts of its coast to stop flooding and create farmland. Today that land is afflicted with chronic flooding, due to these very walls. Can the problem be solved?

Underwater Mining in the Pacific Ocean

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?

India's Augean Stables

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?

Deadly Pollution: The World's Most Toxic Places

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.

Land Health and Water Security in Southern Africa

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?

Lesson Plan: Vanishing Groundwater

This lesson plan examines the effects of rapidly depleting groundwater reserves around the world using photos, video, interactive maps, startling statistics and rich interviews.

Swimming and Water Safety

Students will learn about the importance of water safety and collect class data on swimming involvement.

Soil Pollution in China

Essential questions: What is the cost of industrialization and who pays it? How do we determine whether food is safe? How do you balance food security (production) and food safety?

Environmental Health: What is it?

This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...