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Lately, I’ve been so busy with grad school that I’ve neglected my blog. Luckily, there are people like those over at the Youth Noise Drop Campaign still working tirelessly to improve global water and sanitation conditions. Previously, I let you know that they were hosting a summit in NYC for young activists to learn more […]
Well, I made it. Yesterday was the last day of my 13-Gallon Challenge. All told, this was a completely worthwhile project. I had two goals at the beginning of the challenge: 1) to better understand my daily water use habits, and 2) to understand how it feels to live on a human right allocation of […]
Kids twirl around on a Merry Go-Round while water is pumped into a large reservoir holding tank. The PlayPump, under PlayPump International, is not cheap by any means at 14,000 dollars for one system, but is supposed to be more efficient and fun than a traditional hand-pump. Currently, there are over 700 installed and plans […]
No, it is not a radical environmental group sounding the call this time around. It is the United Nations – Environment Programme, with the recent release of the report: UNEP Global Environmental Outlook: Environment for Development (GEO-4). This report assesses the state of the planet since 1987, and was drafted by over 390 experts in […]
A recent posting on Science Daily, an on-line science news source, highlights research in collaboration with the University of Maryland – Center for Environmental Sciences on climate change and river flows. The article, Climate change and the world’s river basins: anticipating management options, is coauthored by authors from the United States, Sweden, Germany and Australia. […]
Parvathi Menon of The Hindu (India’s National Newspaper) writes a review on the recently released book (August 2007): Towards Water Wisdom: Limits, Justice, and Harmony by Ramaswamy R. Iyer Mr. Iyer is a leading water expert in India most known for his work on the Cauvery River dispute. This book focuses on water shortages in […]
Will micro-financing or micro-franchising increase the use of water purification in homes in developing countries?
This is a question that faculty and students from the University of North Carolina – School of Public Health in collaboration with the Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Institute-Asia will attempt to answer, according to a UNC Press Release issued on October 5, 2007. They will be working primarily in the Mekong Subregion of […]
British monarch Queen Elizabeth II will be visiting Kampala City in Uganda for the Commonwealth Summit held in late November of 2007. The Commonwealth Organization is formed of 53 states of former British Colonies. During the Commonwealth Summit, these heads of government will convene to discuss politics, economics, and trade. A recent article on New […]
The primary goal of the ‘Water for Life’ Decade is to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015 – a decade of action. The UN has coordinated the International Decade for Action (2005 – 2015) as a way to implement three goals related to international water issues: To […]