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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.


Study Increases Awareness of How Nature and Humans are Leaving Marks on Rivers and Streams, Affecting Aquatic Food Webs

The human effect on rivers and streams, and the food chain they support, is closely tied to land-use change, such as water diversion and regulation of flows due to dams.


Canadian Teenagers Alexandre Allard and Danny Luong Win 2010 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Every year more and more chemical debris is introduced in the environment and water bodies around the world. Research has shown these chemicals can release toxics into the water, they can be harmful for the environment, and deadly to life in water.


US EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America’s Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a web-based discussion forum to gather public input on how the agency can improve protection of drinking water.


United Nations (UN) Launches Decade-Long Efforts to Tackle Desertification

The United Nations is launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020) today, 16 August 2010 , a 10-year long effort to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands.


Public Health Champion Dr Rita Colwell Receives 2010 Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, has been named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.


The United Nations General Assembly Declares Access to Clean Water and Sanitation is a Human Right

"Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights," the General Assembly declared on July 28 2010. The declaration expresses deep concern that almost 900 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water.


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