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Shrinking population and economic decline add to Jackson's water woes

Many in Jackson, Mississippi, have had unreliable access water for decades. It's a problem made worse - and harder to solve - by a shrinking population and economic decline.

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Jennifer Ludden helps edit energy and environment stories for NPR's National Desk, working with NPR staffers and a team of public radio reporters across the country. They track the shift to clean energy, state and federal policy moves, and how people and communities are coping with the mounting impacts of climate change.