- March 25-26, 2015: TRIECA 2015
Where: Brampton, ON Organization: Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Website: http://www.trieca.com/
- New Phosphorus Technology Introduced in Quebec
Premier Tech Aqua (PTA) has announced a new technology that can help clean lakes and watercourses of phosphorous and control blue-green algae blooms. The announcement comes in response to provincial regulations in Québec. The phosphorous removal and disinfection wastewater treatment chain is certified by the Bureau de normalization du Québec (BNQ), and can produce an […]
- Elevated E. Coli Levels at Vancouver Beaches
Officials in British Columbia are warning people not to swim at three West Vancouver beaches after water quality sampling revealed elevated E. coli levels. The 2012 Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines recommend a level of less than 200 E. coli bacteria per 100 millilitres of water for primary contact activities like swimming. Vancouver Coastal Health’s […]
- Give A Kid A Summer
Summer is a time for fun and play. But for the millions of kids who don't have access to safe water, the carefree joys of summer are a world away. Give kids safe water, and give them everything summer is meant to be.
Around the world 2.5 billion people have no sanitary facilities and 1 billion people defecate in the open. India’s population is all too familiar with this global sanitation crisis. In India alone, 802 million people do not have a place to go. For Kala’s family, a toilet means more than just hygiene; a toilet at home means time, safety, opportunity, and dignity. Read their story.
- Freedom from Shame
Water.org continues to expand our programs to new geographies including Indonesia. We recently opened an office in Jakarta and started lending for water and sanitation. As a result of this new program we are pleased to share the story of Neneng.
- The Stream, July 23: Monsoon Rains Flood Parts of India
India While some regions of India are mired in drought, the country’s eastern states are being inundated by monsoon rains, AlertNet reported. Floods have displaced 10,000 people in Odisha, where floodwaters from a major river washed into 30 communities. Agriculture A drought in Thailand and the closure of a government subsidy program for rice growers […]
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- The Stream, July 22: Drought Strains Food Security in Lebanon
Rainfall has been far below average in Lebanon, leading to water shortages for farmers and a drop in fruit and vegetable production, Inter Press Service reported. As a result, food prices are rising and straining food security for Syrian refugees and border communities in the country. Energy China’s National Energy Administration cautioned regional developers to […]
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- In Silicon Valley, Symbols of California’s Drought Abound
But a lukewarm response in the world’s technology capital. Photo © Brett Walton / Circle of Blue Marty Grimes, spokesman for the Santa Clara Valley Water District, walks with a local television crew in the middle of a groundwater recharge pond outside the district’s headquarters in San Jose, California. In a normal year, water would […]
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