Drink Tap Water to Give Kids Clean Water

UNICEF Tap  Project in Corvallis

As the rainy season wanes in the Pacific Northwest, our water-focused student club at Oregon State University has decided to promote the UNICEF Tap Project. The Tap Project, which began in 2007, is held during World Water Week from March 21st to March 27th. The aim is bring awareness to and collect donations for water […]

World Toilet Day 2009

Today is World Toilet Day. And – if you giggle at this funny-sounding name – you might not realize the vital importance of proper sanitation. Over 2.5 billion (about 40 percent of the world population) urinate and defecate outside. Open defecation, or OD as it is commonly known, spreads diseases and results in the poor […]

Happy World Water Day!

Don’t forget, it’s World Water Day. The first World Water Day was originally declared by the United Nations General Assembly on March 22, 1993. This annual designation is meant to focus international attention on global water problems and solutions. Each World Water Day is assigned a unique theme. The theme for today is “Shared Waters […]

Natural Water Treatment in Ecuador

A village in Ecuador was recently recognized on World Water Day 2008 for an innovative yet simple approach to water treatment using aquatic lentil and water lettuce. The people of San Rafael de la Laguna, an indigenous community of 4,700, constructed a water treatment facility along the edge of Lake Imbakucha to offset polluted discharge from local […]

World Water Day to Highlight the Global Water Crisis

About 4,500 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities. – UNICEF ‘A mother in Delhi, India, helps her son drink from a public tanker on World Water Day 2007′, photo on BBC News. World Water Day 2008 Events happening across the globe draw international attention to a lack of […]

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