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“These system failures are symptomatic of the city’s continued vulnerability to water-related disaster eight years after Hurricane Katrina,” writes Sarah Goodyear about the rupture in New Orleans this summer of an 80-year-old water main. 

Goodyear’s article “New Orleans Has Not Fixed Its Flooding Problem” is one of eight pieces she’s published so far as part of the Surdna Foundation-funded Watermark series in Next City. 

Throughout the next year, the veteran investigative reporter will be focusing her attention on all aspects of the country’s growing water problem, from flood mitigation to farming practices to sewage treatment. She’ll look for innovative, comprehensive solutions that can serve as models for communities around the U.S. and the world. 

Read the first eight installments of Watermark 

  • Yosemite Fire Threatens Hetch Hetchy, the Bay Area’s Super-Pure Water Source 
  • New Orleans Has Not Fixed Its Flooding Problem 
  • Despite Progress, Political Dams Still Block Everglades Restoration 
  • For Some in the Southwest, It’s Come to Selling Water to Fracking Companies 
  • When the Wells Run Dry 
  • Fighting Floodwater to Grow a Garden — and a Healthy New Orleans 
  • Texas’s Disappearing Lakes 
  • Introducing Watermark, a New Series on All Things Water



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