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World Water Week Opens with Global Leaders Calling for Green Investments to Secure Water for Future Cities

Global leaders convening at the opening session of the 2011 World Water Week in Stockholm called for increased investments in disaster-resilient infrastructure and smarter water management to avoid droughts, floods and pollution from further threatening the food, energy, and water security in a rapidly urbanizing world.


At World Water Week UN-HABITAT Calls for Planning for Sustainable Urban Futures

Providing basic facilities, including water and sanitation, but also transport and housing, in increasingly condensed urban areas will be one of the major challenges facing the world in the coming years


Country-Led Service Delivery a Key to Water and Sanitation Access in Africa Says Report

According to a new report released today by the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) at the World Bank, African countries that transition to taking a leadership role in safe water and sanitation service delivery to the millions of people without access have an unprecedented opportunity to drastically reduce these numbers by 2015.


US EPA and USDA Create a Partnership to Improve Drinking Water Systems and Develop Workforce in Rural Communities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today, August 8, 2011, announced a national partnership to protect Americans’ health by improving rural drinking water and wastewater systems.


UN Redoubles Efforts to Close Sanitation Gap

In a bid to improve the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide, the United Nations on 21 June 2011 launched a major push to accelerate progress towards the goal of halving, by 2015, the proportion of the population without access to basic sanitation.


Loughborough University Experts Seek to "Reinvent the Toilet" in Global Project

A multi-disciplinary team at Loughborough University led by Professor M.Sohail has won a prestigious grant of approximately £250,000 in an international competition to “re-invent the toilet” organized by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


The Ripple Effect Collaborative Project Helps Improve Access to Safe Drinking Water

The Ripple Effect project is a collaboration between Acumen Fund, IDEO and organizations in India and Kenya to improve access to safe drinking water for the world's poorest and underserved people.


Battling Cholera, an Ancient Scourge, With Satellites and Sari Cloth

The world has seen seven global cholera outbreaks since 1817, and the current one seems to have come to stay. Rising temperatures and a stubbornly persistent, toxic bacteria strain appear to have given the disease the upper hand.


Close to One Million Water Filters Delivered to Rural Kenyans in Lifestraw Carbon For Water Program

Nearly 900,000 LifeStraw® Family water filters will be installed in almost all households in the Western Province of Kenya thanks to a program which began on 26 April 2011.


Innovative Financing Mechanism To Give Malaria-Endemic Countries Increased Access to Affordable ACTs is now in Place

A new method of treating malaria offers hope for fighting this notoriously difficult parasite. Figuring out how best to implement the programme presents many challenges.


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