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This Week In Clean Water: 5/30/2022

Waterboys Team

May 30, 2022

We’re always interested in gaining insight into new developments and policy issues that affect communities’ access to clean water in the US and abroad. Ongoing learning about water-related challenges and solutions helps us more effectively pursue Waterboys’ big, bold goal of bringing clean water to 1 million people.

Here are some things that caught our eye this week:

Low-cost gel film can pluck drinking water from desert air

Scientists and engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a solution that could help people in dryland areas access clean drinking water. Read the full story here.

Pennsylvania’s farmers and municipalities pay for legislature’s inaction on clean water

York Daily Record

Pennsylvania’s legislative leaders find themselves at the proverbial river crossing — either invest in our farms, streams, and green spaces to cut water pollution now or face harsher realities from not only dirtier water, but also federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulators. Read the full story here.

New bill aims to boost tribal access to clean water

Bridge Michigan

Two recent moves aim to benefit water access for tribal communities in the Colorado River basin. One, a bill in the U.S. Congress, could increase access to clean water. Another, the release of a “shared vision” statement, outlines the goals of tribes and conservation nonprofits. Read the full story here.


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