Water for the Ages Gets a Brand New (out)Look

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Start: In September 2007, I decided to create a blog to better understand global water problems with the hope of finding solutions. I built the Water for the Ages blog as a place to compile water-related information and write posts about global water issues. This blog also surprisingly became a place to communicate with other […]

Water, Sanitation, and the 2010 G8 Summit

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From June 25 to June 26, leaders from eight of the “major advanced economies” in the world will converge for the G8 Summit in Canada to discuss important matters. PM Harper from Canada said this year’s Summit will focus on “key challenges related to development, and international peace and security.” All priority issues for the […]

10 Facts on Women and Water

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Women and children fetch the majority of water for household uses in rural areas. Often this keeps them from attending school or working at a job. The average distance that women and children walk for water in Africa and Asia is six kilometers (3.7 miles). Women carry heavy loads of water (about 20 liters) on […]

‘Women Need Water Rights, Not Just Technologies’ by Masum Momaya

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Just finished an interesting article examining roles and limitations of technology for solving problems in water access, planning, and management for women around the world. “In poor communities, technologies are often touted as panaceas for poverty. For women in productive and reproductive roles, technologies, such as those for fetching and storing water, can make daily […]

New and Improved India Water Portal

An updated India Water Portal was just released, and my internship is at the same place as the people that designed this great website. Here is what they have to say about the remade site: India Water Portal (http://indiawaterportal.org) is a knowledge and social portal for exchanging knowledge, experiences and ideas on the water situation […]

Water for the Ages in India: Impressions of H20 in Bangalore

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Thursday was my first day in Bengaluru (aka Bangalore). Before arriving, it was impossible for me to comprehend the size of the city. Bangalore is huge with a population of around 6.5 million people. This is the largest city that I have ever visited, and there are people, buildings, and vehicles everywhere. Quickly I am […]

My Soon-to-be Journey to India: An Arghyam Internship

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Life has been bustling as I prepare for an internship in India. This year, I was accepted for an internship with Arghyam – an NGO that works on water and sanitation projects across India – in Bangalore. This internship is part of my master’s studies at Oregon State University (my major is Water Resources Policy […]

Kakamega Youth Talk About Water Problems in Kenya

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Youth are our future and our future depends on water. In the last Visions of Water, Visions of Life interview, students at the Kakamega School for the Deaf talked about water and life in Kenya. They were asked: What do you believe is the solution to improve the water situation in your village? They are […]

Are you ready for a global-water multimedia adventure?

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Already today, I have been able to visit people and places in Yemen, India, Mexico, Niger, and Kenya to learn more about local and global water issues. How, you may ask? Easy, I reply – The Water Channel. The Water Channel is a partnership between MetaMeta Communications, UNESCO-IHE, Cap-Net and Nymphaea. It has videos from […]

Water from Air: Alchemy or Reality

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Now, I do not state my support for this new water technology, but Air-Water Corp – a Florida-based outfit – claims to have created a machine that will effectively extract humidity from the air to produce 25 to 5,000 liters of water each day, if the conditions are right. These machines need high humidity (above […]

Blue Planet Run: The Race to Provide Safe Drinking Water to the World – A Book Review

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As readers of Water for the Ages may have noticed, I’ve been on an extended holiday break (to visit family in East Tennessee). Arriving back to the Pacific Northwest, my mailbox was full with letters, bills, Christmas Cards, and other postal paraphernalia. Yet, to my surprise, there was one mysteriously large and somewhat heavy package […]

Vital Water Graphics

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I’ve uploaded a new link to the Podcasts & Web-Media page on Water for the Ages. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has just released an updated 2008 version of a report called Vital Water Graphics: An Overview of the State of the World’s Fresh and Marine Waters. The goal of this report “is to […]

Widespread Cholera Outbreak in Zimbabwe is a Humanitarian Crisis

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Zimbabwe is encountering a severe water and humanitarian crisis. Two weeks ago, the High Court in Zimbabwe shut down because of a lack of water supply. And, over the last month, approximately 8,887 people have contracted cholera and 366 people have died. Four large hospitals and many local clinics in the country have closed or […]

Wordle Water Art

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Wow, this is neat. A friend made this water art for Water for the Ages using Wordle.net. Wordle converted all the words on my blog to a tag cloud. So now you can see some of the subjects that I write about on my blog: water, sanitation, united nations, latrine…

Water History Wiki

As I recently found out from the great network H-Water, there is a new wiki dedicated to the history of water at Wiki.Water History.org. This wiki covers water issues, the historic era, water technology, water location, biographies, and multimedia. It’s an update project to the previous Water History.org web page. Wiki: a collection of web […]

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