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Institute for a Sustainable Future

Pursuing global resilience through climate, environment and food-energy-water security research.

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Wildfire aftermath: Contaminated drinking water

Wildfires do not just wreak immediate havoc and destruction — they also have a toxic aftermath, especially affecting drinking water systems. In the Western United States, recent conflagrations have reaffirmed the urgent need to issue post-fire drinking water warnings and to find and remove contaminants in utility and building plumbing systems. (Photo: Andrew Whelton)