Canada and Indigenous People Settle Over Drinking Water

TORONTO — The Federal Court of Canada approved a multi-billion-dollar legal settlement that requires the government to take swifter action to clean up contaminated drinking water on Indigenous reserves and to compensate First Nations for the decades they have gone without access to clean water. Under the settlement, released by the court late Wednesday, the […]

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India’s Modi Brings Tap Water to Millions as Supplies Shrink

IMLIDOL, India — The pipes are laid, the taps installed and the village tank is under construction — all promising signs that, come spring, Girja Ahriwar will get water at her doorstep and finally shed a lifelong burden. “I go out and put the jerrycans in the queue at around 5 a.m. and wait there […]

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