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    President Obama in Los Banos, California

    President Obama talked about the drought in California and announced a federal aid package which included $100 million to aid farmers who had lost livestock, as well as help for rural…

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    House Debate on California Water Bill

    The House debated a California water rights bill, H.R. 3964, which seeks to address the drought emergency there by redirecting water to farmers and communities in the state’s central…

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    West Virginia Chemical Spill

    West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia…

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    Representative Nick Rahall on West Virginia Water Contamination

    Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W) talked about ongoing response to a chemical spill into the Elk River near Charleston, West Virginia. He also discussed his bill to block Environmental…

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    Water Infrastructure

    Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the nation.

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    Government Spending on Water Infrastructure

    Tom Curtis of the American Water Works Association talked about the state of the nation’s water supply infrastructure. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the federal…

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    Water Resources Infrastructure Projects

    General Michael Walsh, deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, testified on major water resources infrastructure…

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    2013 National Drought Outlook

    Weather officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Agriculture Department, and the U.S. Forest Service gave a summer outlook on drought conditions and…

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    House Water Resources Development Bill

    Nathan Hurst was interviewed on Skype about the House water resources development bill.

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    Drought Effects on Water and Energy Resources

    Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water supplies and the energy sector. Topics included global climate change, and increased…

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    Yuma's Growth and the Colorado River

    Charles Flynn spoke about the role of the Colorado River throughout the history of Yuma, Arizona. He talked about the role of the river during the Gold Rush, attempts to control the…

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    Consequences of Aridity and Drought

    Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Margaret Redsteer said climate change would affect not…

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    Kevin McCoy on Rising Water Costs

    Kevin McCoy discussed his story about water costs in the U.S., which are up 33% since 2000.

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    Rural Water Projects

    Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and others testified on legislation he co-sponsored, the Authorized Rural Water Projects Completion Act, to help with the backlog of water projects in rural…

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    Domestic and Global Water Supply Issues

    State and Interior Department officials and people from across the U.S. working on water issues testified on the global water supply and public health issues. Among the topics they…

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    Book Discussion on The Ripple Effect

    Alex Prud’homme talked about his book, The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the Twenty-First Century. He was interviewed by Mr. Parker and responded to questions from…

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    Book Discussion on The Ripple Effect

    In his book Alex Prud’homme questions the safety, quality, and future availability of fresh water as consumption doubles every twenty years. Mr. Prud’homme examines…

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    Public Health and Drinking Water

    Witnesses testified about the Environmental Protection Agency’s rules to limit a pair of toxic chemicals that had been found in public water supplies. The chemicals chromium-6…

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    Drinking Water Safety

    Olga Naidenko talked about the Environmental Working Group’s recent study of U.S. drinking water, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Chromium-6,…

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    Future of Fresh Water

    Participants spoke about the future of environmental and energy policy, particularly as it related to clean water. Among the topics they addressed were the use and re-use of fresh…

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