The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social & Environmental Policy and Culture & Legal Studies. This is the 3rd of 5 blogs Isabelle wrote as a NWNL Summer Intern on the U.S. Clean … Continue reading The Clean Water Act Addresses Health Issues

Moving Towards Sanitary Water Solutions in Ethiopia

"Sanitation is more important than political independence." – Mahatma Gandhi, 1925 More and more people around the world are paying attention to the acronym WASH, which stands for water and sanitation health. WASH is an important part of international aid efforts to raise awareness and focus on the need for clean water in developing countries. In … Continue reading Moving Towards Sanitary Water Solutions in Ethiopia

USGS Studies Pharmaceuticals in our Streams

  Blog by Christina Belasco, Project Manager The USGS just released a study of 59 streams in the Southeastern United States ranging from Georgia to Virginia. Alarmingly, the study showed that every single one of these streams tested positive for pollution by pharmaceutical compounds. These compounds have a wide variety of negative impacts on the … Continue reading USGS Studies Pharmaceuticals in our Streams