Journey along one of the world’s greatest rivers and catch a glimpse into the lives and cultures of the people who live along its banks.
Water and Sanitation
Brian Castner retraces Alexander Mackenzie's 1,200-mile journey in search of the Northwest Passage through Canada, transporting readers to a world rarely glimpsed.
When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.
One of Indonesia’s biggest agricultural industries is also one of its filthiest. A visit to the palm-oil plantations and the people whose lives are shaped by this demanding crop.
Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa, Jacqueline Flynn explores the reality of living with Level 6 water restrictions and the little changes that made the biggest difference for Capetonians during the water crisis.
What were the first signs of a looming water crisis in Cape Town? What restrictions were placed on residents? And how did Capetonians reduce their water consumption?
For months, street corners, buildings, and bathroom mirrors served as constant reminders for Capetonians of the looming threat of the water crisis and suggested new ways to save water.
Brett Walton reflects on the necessity of reporting on natural disasters with a dual approach that brings to light both the personal and the structural.
The Aral Sea is bringing new wealth to fishing villages in Kazakhstan, but their neighbours on the opposite shore in Uzbekistan are suffering a very different fate.
The city of 4 million people almost turned off its taps.
The Aral Sea, situated in Central Asia between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, was once the fourth-largest freshwater lake in the world.
Thanks to large-scale restoration efforts, the North Aral Sea has seen a resurgence of fish—a boon to the communities that rely on it.
Micah Albert's picture of women scavenging refuse from a landfill in Dandora, Kenya, a winner in the People category of the National Geographic Photo Contest.
Ameto Akpe wins the Bronze Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation/UNCA Global Prize for coverage of climate change from the UN Correspondents Association.
Pulitzer Center photographers discuss their reporting projects on commodities from around the world at George Washington University.
Pulitzer Center photojournalists spread out across Washington, DC, to showcase their work on the local costs of global goods.
Join us for a week of events at FotoWeekDC featuring photography focusing on the human cost behind our global goods.
Panel discussion at the Woodrow Wilson Center with Kenneth Weiss of the LA Times, Pulitzer Center's Tom Hundley and Ohio University's Geoffrey Dabelko on the impacts of population growth.
See behind the scenes of an international reporting project. Follow science writer Erik Vance and photojournalist Dominic Bracco as they report from the Sea of Cortez.
Deep Water, a partnership with TED books, makes innovative use of an app to bring us a multimedia adventure about global warming and sea-level rise, one of the most critical issues of our time.
Daniel Grossman's first TED ebook, "Deep Water," explores sea-level rise and climate change while making innovative use of a new interactive platform.
Not all the stories that David Conrad and Micah Albert found in Nairobi's Dandora dump made it into print. Conrad reflects on the stories that still need to be told.
Former President Jimmy Carter highlights Helen Branswell's Polio reporting when speaking to a group of health journalists in Atlanta.
Ameto Akpe's presentation on water management in Nigeria is highlighted on the New Security Beat, a blog hosted by the Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program.