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  • 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 […]

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  • Rainfrastructure

    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 […]

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  • 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.
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