- November 5-6, 2014: 2014 [avniR] Conference: Life Cycle in Practice
Where: Nouveau Siècle, Lille, France Organization: avniR Registration: http://avnir.org/EN/Edition-2014-340.html [avniR] Conference brings together experts, scientists, businesses and policy makers of a wide range of sectors: textiles, construction, food, transportation, etc.. over 2 days. The goal is to share and exchange the latest scientific advances and allow companies, including SMEs, to better understand the challenges of […]
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- Canada Invests in Tidal Power Generation Project
The Canadian government will contribute $1.5 million to the Water Wall Turbine’s Dent Island tidal energy demonstration project. The investment will be made under the Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund. The goal of the project is to develop and deploy a 500 kW floating tidal turbine system off the Dent Island Resort near Vancouver Island […]
Urban flooding—increasingly prevalent with climate change—causes extensive economic, health, social, and environmental issues. Internationally, jurisdictions including Canadian municipalities are establishing stormwater utilities to mitigate the impact of changing precipitation patterns and increased urbanization. Both Saskatoon and Kitchener, Ontario along with more than 1,400 North American jurisdictions, have implemented stormwater utilities with rates correlated to property […]
- Improving access to water in Africa
Grace used to get water for her family from a nearby stream, now there is water at her house. She took a WaterCredit loan for a rain catchment system, which she has now paid off. She uses the water for domestic chores like cleaning, laundry, and even watering a household vegetable garden. Water.org has established lending programs in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia to provide more people of Africa, like Grace, the opportunity to access improved water and sanitation facilities. This recent article provides more insight on Water.org's efforts.
- A Town Called Bèlanje
The people of Bèlanje, Haiti once collected unsafe water from an open spring each day; thankfully, less than one kilometer away, something happened that has changed their lives.
- The Water Woman
In a community where access to safe water has changed lives, read how the town water woman is helping to improve them even more by encouraging her neighbors to build toilets at home.
- The Stream, October 23: 500,000 People Endangered by Honduras Drought
Water & Food Central America, Africa, Pacific More than half a million people in Honduras and 3 million people in Central America are facing hunger due to a drought that has destroyed crops and caused food prices to spike, according to the Red Cross, Reuters reported. The conditions are forcing more people to migrate or […]
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- The Stream, October 22: In Zimbabwe, Cash-Strapped Government is Taxing Private Water Supplies
Water Pricing Africa Residents of Harare, Zimbabwe, must now pay taxes on private water supplies, Bloomberg News reported. The government, while unable to meet residents’ water needs through a public supply, is still collecting much needed revenue from taxes paid on water deliveries from private companies. Water Technology Middle East, North America, South America Cyprus […]
- The Stream, October 21: UN Experts Say Detroit Water Shutoffs Against Human Rights
Water Access North America, Middle East, Africa Two experts from the United Nations found that water shutoffs to Detroit residents unable to pay their water bills are a violation of human rights, the U.N. News Centre reported. The experts visited the city over the weekend, where as many as 3,000 water customers are being disconnected […]
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