- April 26-28, 2015: Great Lakes Economic Forum
Where: Chicago, IL, USA Organization: Council of the Great Lakes Region Website: http://councilgreatlakesregion.org/economic-forum/
- UN Global Compact Releases Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines
The United Nations Global Compact – an initiative encouraging sustainable and socially responsible policies for businesses worldwide – released its finalized Corporate Water Disclosure Guidelines on September 30. The guidelines set out a common approach for businesses to disclose their water management practices to stakeholders. “Sustainable water management and advancing a common approach to disclosure […]
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- November 18, 2014: The Impacts of Climate Change, Adaptation and Resiliency on the Insurance Industry and Business Community
Where: Toronto, ON Organization: University of Toronto School of Environment Website: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-impacts-of-climate-change-adaptation-and-resiliency-on-the-insurance-industry-and-business-tickets-13072194285
- WaterCredit in Uganda
When the municipal water source proved unreliable, read how Aggrey was able to supplement his household water needs through WaterCredit.
- Smiles from Indonesia
Suami lives in Indonesia where one-fourth of the population still lack access to an improved water source. Read how through Water.org's WaterCredit program she was able to construct a water tap and a toilet in her home.
- John Green & Bill Gates Give Water
In July, author and videoblogger John Green joined Bill Gates on a trip to Ethiopia where together they observed the country’s progress in sustainable healthcare. They also observed the need for access to safe water and sanitation persists which is why they are looking to change this. Learn more about their efforts to bring safe water solutions to communities in Ethiopia through Water.org. Read more from John's recent blog post about water and his trip to Ethiopia here.
- Showing Off Circle of Blue Colleagues and Reporting in Traverse City
World-changing reporting fresh from northern Michigan. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue Circle of Blue’s Choke Point: China project showed how China’s massive energy-consuming urban construction program, like this development in Xian, is producing an urgent a confrontation over water in the dry north, where much of China’s energy is produced. Click image […]
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- The Stream, September 30: Senegal Turns to Desalination to Solve Water Shortages
Africa Senegal is seeking to diversify its water supply sources, and in particular looking to expand its desalination capacity by building a 100,000 cubic-meters-per-day plant by 2021, Reuters reported. Approximately 40 percent of the country’s capital city went without water for two weeks last September following a burst pipe. Algeria’s plans to boost production of […]
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- Matt Black’s California Drought Photographs Featured in New Yorker
Circle of Blue photographer documents Central Valley water shortage. Photo © Matt Black / Circle of Blue A man passes water vending machines in the small farmworker community of Stratford in California’s Central Valley. Click image to enlarge. Matt Black, the California photographer who documented the deepening drought in his home state earlier this year […]
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