- February 10, 2015: Vancouver – WaterCity 2040 Workshop #3
Where: Vancouver, BC Organization: Waterlution Website: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-watercity-2040-workshop-3-tickets-15436267291
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- Water Forecast
The future is notoriously difficult to predict. But if the past is anything to go by, the coming decades could bring a lot of change. Since the early 1980s, worries over chlorine by-products have been replaced by Giardia and Cryptosporidium concerns. Ultraviolet disinfection and membrane filtration have also emerged on the scene. Meanwhile, tragedies like […]
- February 18, 2015: 50th CAWQ Central Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research
Where: Burlington, ON Organization: CAWQ Website: https://www.cawq.ca/cgi-bin/symposium/details.cgi?language=english&pk_symposium=38
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- Stella Artois supports Water.org
Stella Artois is supporting Water.org through the ‘Buy a Lady a Drink’ campaign. Through their support, Stella Artois will help stop the journeys women around the world make to collect water.
- Time for more in life
Beema and her family live in a village in Tirunelveli, a city in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Water sourced from the Tamirabarani River is provided by the municipality here, however Beema must walk several blocks to a public source to collect water each day. Her wait at the tap is long as women from all over her community share a dependency on this source. And, at the end of a long wait, Beema can only bring home what she is able to carry. But things are changing. Through Water.org Beema was able to take out a small loan to fund the construction of a water tap at her home. Now, her family will have access to water just outside their door, and Beema’s time can be spent doing more than collect water.
This project was made possible by a generous grant from the PepsiCo Foundation.
- Income and opportunity
Kasozi and his family make their home in a village in Mukono, Uganda. While a significant portion of the country’s population have access to water (almost 75%), many of the systems are in need of maintenance or repair to function and meet government standards. In the case of Kasozi, he has a piped water connection to his home however a reliable flow of water is rare. During the dry seasons he hardly has access to water through the connection. Seeking a better solution to meet his family’s daily needs for water, Kasozi took a WaterCredit loan to install a rain catchment tank on his property. Now, he has so much water in storage, he can sell some of the excess to his neighbors. He fills their jugs at a reasonable rate, and still makes money to put toward his loan and household needs.
- The Stream, January 27: Tropical Andes Glaciers Declining At Fastest Rate in 300 Years
The Global Rundown Glaciers in the tropical Andes have declined as much as 50 percent in the last 30 years, and China’s coal production dropped for the first time this century. The developing world is producing so much plastic that it could eventually outweigh all of the fish in the ocean, conservationists warn, while scientists […]
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- The Stream, January 26: Nigeria Drinking Water, Sanitation Shortages Deadlier Than Terrorist Group
The Global Rundown A lack of safe water and sanitation is deadlier in Nigeria than terrorist group Boko Haram, a nonprofit group found, and a deadly mosquito-spread encephalitis is increasingly common in northern India due to changing rainfall and temperatures. The United Kingdom’s Environmental Audit Committee recommended a moratorium on fracking, while a spill of […]
- Federal Water Tap, January 26: Bureau of Reclamation Releases 2015 California Drought Plan
The Rundown California drought plan has three goals. India and the United States cooperate on clean energy. Industry and regulators agree to phase out copper brakes while the uranium industry faces new rules to protect groundwater. At the same time, pollution is rising in America’s aquifers. The political crisis in Yemen has environmental roots. A […]
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