- VIDEO: Why Should Ontario’s Wineries Care about Water Management?
Check out the first video in the BLOOM Centre‘s four-part series on water and wine in Ontario: What do you think?
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- Government of Canada to Invest in Mapping System for First-Ever Global Surface Water Survey
The federal government—through the Canadian Space Agency (CSA)—will invest in Canadian innovation that will play a key role in the first-ever global survey of surface water. Kevin Sorenson, minister of state (finance), and MP Michael Chong made the announcement on Aug. 18 on behalf of James Moore, minister of industry. The Georgetown-based manufacturer Communications and […]
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- Province of Ontario Announces New Infrastructure Funding Source
The Ontario government announced on Aug. 18 that it will provide $100 million per year in funding for critical road, bridge, water, and wastewater projects in small, rural, and northern municipalities. The investments will be made through the new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF). CIF grants must be spent on: capital projects and capital maintenance […]
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- Empowered to do more
Around the world 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, and 1 billion still defecate in the open. Some of the biggest obstacles for women with children in developing countries can be the struggle to keep safe water in the home and ensure the whole family has a place nearby to relieve themselves. With WaterCredit Hamsavani built a toilet at home. By removing the daily obstacle of having no place to 'go', which before, posed a time and safety issue for her family, now she is free to successfully run a sewing business to support her family. The income she makes from the business can pay for the family's needs like school uniforms or food. This small improvement in Hamsavani's life has empowered her to make big changes.
- $1B for water & sanitation
Water.org congratulates our partner Grameen Koota on their recent achievement of lending more than $1B INR ($16.3M US) to individual borrowers in India to address their household water and sanitation needs.
- Hello From the Classroom
Recently the Water.org team visited these students in Bangalore, India. The kids here have time to go to school because their mothers and sisters came together to get safe water connections to twenty households in their community. Access to safe water means better opportunities for children, thank you for making their future brighter.
- The Stream, August 22: Mexico Contends With Two Contaminated River Spills
Mexico Two weeks after approximately 37,800 cubic meters of sulfuric acid spilled into Mexico’s Bacanuchi River from a copper mine, 88 schools have delayed the start of the academic year because of contaminated water, United Press International reported. The country’s National Water Commission said that toxicity levels in the water are declining, and could be […]
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- The Stream, August 21: Increasing Salinity Another Threat to Fresh Water
Pollution The salinity of fresh water systems in the United States is growing due to urban wastewater, stormwater and fertilizer runoff, according to a study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the Guardian reported. The salinity is creating problems for cities that rely on surface water supplies for drinking, and can also create issues for agricultural […]
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- USGS Report: California Freshwater Withdrawals Are Lowest Since 1960s
Californians are taking less water out of rivers, lakes, and aquifers. California is adding people and growing its economy while taking less fresh water out of rivers, lakes, and aquifers than at any time in the last 45 years, according to U.S. Geological Survey data released Wednesday. California withdrew 38 billion gallons of salty and […]
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