Water is a critical resource, enabling socio-economic development.
Ironically, excess rain can lead to a shortage of clean drinking water in times of storms and flooding.
It will cost tens of billions of dollars to find and remove all the lead service lines that deliver water to US homes and schools. A public health expert explains why he sees it as money well spent.
President Biden has proposed spending $45 billion to replace every lead water pipe and service line in the nation. A public health expert explains why he sees this as a worthwhile investment.
The federal government’s announcement that boil-water advisories on First Nations won’t end until 2023 at the earliest isn’t surprising. The true crisis is much greater than widely known.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages may be intended to improve health, but for Indigenous consumers, such a tax would be unethical, contravene tax law and undermine Indigenous rights.
The federal government’s focus on eliminating long-term drinking-water advisories diverts attention from other water-related issues.
Buildings aren’t the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
A networked array of sensors could warn drinking water utilities in real time of harmful algal blooms and prevent public health crises.
Canada’s public health-care system is one of the most well-developed in the world. And yet, many remote Indigenous communities are still not getting what they need.