- Call for Nominations to WaterTAP’s Board of Directors
WaterTAP’s nominating and governance committee is calling for nominations for its Board of Directors. There are currently four vacancies and directors will be elected for a two year term beginning in 2014 until 2016. Selected volunteers, who are to serve as directors, would represent the industry and bring a broad range of perspectives from across […]
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- August 25-29, 2014: Operator in Training
Where: London, ON Organization: Epic Municipal Infrastructure Training Website: http://municipaltraining.ca/Education/OntarioCourses/0806EMIT14.aspx
- August 18-22, 2014: Wastewater Collection 1 & 2
Where: London, ON Organization: Epic Municipal Infrastructure Training Website: http://municipaltraining.ca/Education/OntarioCourses/0808EMIT14.aspx
- Pride In Ownership
Members of the water committee in Habeshemba, Ethiopia, check the repair toolkit for their community well. The very small monthly fees that users pay covered the cost of these tools, which are a kind of insurance against the well breaking down. Committee members are able to make the repairs themselves and ensure the well has a long, productive life.
- Reaping the benefits of a composting toilet
Composting toilets are a win in rural India. Improved sanitation means better health for the owners and their neighbors. After the pit has been used for about a year and is getting full, they seal the pit for 6-9 months to allow heat and decomposition to kill off harmful bacteria. The resulting material is a rich fertilizer that can be safely used in the garden or on the farm.
- A Simple Dream
For this couple, daydreams about what they could do if they had access to water were things they discussed often. Read more about how they achieved safe water at home.
- The Stream, April 23: Texas City Will be First in U.S. to Directly Recycle Wastewater for Drinking
Africa Ethiopia decided not to accept financial help from Egypt for funding the Grand Renaissance dam on the Nile River, Reuters reported. The decision gives Ethiopia complete control over the controversial hydropower project, which Egypt has opposed due to concerns about water availability downstream. Seismic testing for oil is slated to begin April 26 in […]
- The Stream, April 22: India Predicting Normal Monsoon Despite El Niño
India’s government is predicting a normal monsoon season this year, with rains at 96 percent of a 50-year average, Bloomberg News reported. The possibility of an El Niño weather pattern forming this summer is not expected to affect the rains, though it has caused droughts in the past. China The quality of groundwater in China […]
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- The Stream, April 21: Water Contaminated with Cholera is Haiti’s Unresolved Crisis
Water Contamination Cholera in Haiti’s waterways is a persistent and neglected crisis nearly four years after United Nations peacekeepers allegedly introduced the disease following the devastating 2010 earthquake, The New York Times reported. Clinics treating those affected by the disease have been closing, and large funding shortfalls are leaving communities without necessary water purification tablets […]
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