Category Archives: Water

World Water Day

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 … Continue reading

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Water shortages should be world’s top priority, report says

The greatest growth in demand for water would be in China, the United States and India due to population growth, increasing irrigation and economic growth. “By 2030, demand for water in India and China, the most populous nations on Earth, … Continue reading

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When The Water Ends: Africa’s Climate Conflicts

“When the Water Ends,” a 16-minute video produced by Yale Environment 360 in collaboration with MediaStorm, tells the story of this conflict and of the increasingly dire drought conditions facing parts of East Africa. To report this video, Evan Abramson, … Continue reading

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MKFC students bring clean water to rural Ghana

Environment and Sustainable Development is a one-year online course offered by MKFC Stockholms Folkhögskola. Participants work with their own projects related to these important global issues. One of the second semester students, Benjamin Adjei Kontor, is currently working on a … Continue reading

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Bad water, sanitation kill 2 million annually

Some 7% of diseases worldwide are caused by poor sanitation and water quality, experts say, and result in the deaths of about 2 million people each year. Worldwide, about 2.6 billion people still do not have access to a basic … Continue reading

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Distance course – Apply to ChangeMaker!

This one-year distance course is an “Allmän kurs – Environment and Sustainable Development“. The studies are in English and at the upper secondary level. The course shows you some aspects of Sustainable Development from environmental, economical and social-political point of … Continue reading

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New filter system provides cheap, clean water

South African researchers have designed an inexpensive filter that can purify water directly from a bottle. A tea-bag-sized filter fits inside a tube that can be placed atop a water bottle, providing drinkers with filtered water every time they pour … Continue reading

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UN votes to support water as human right

The United Nations General Assembly voted Wednesday to support a nonbinding resolution declaring access to clean water and sanitation as a human right. Canada, the U.S. and Australia were among the 41 countries to abstain from the vote. No country … Continue reading

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African farmers feel the heat from climate change

African farmers are suffering as rain patterns become increasingly erratic as a consequence of climate change. Agriculture experts say immediate investment in irrigation, infrastructure and better farming supplies will help the continent’s farmers adjust to the changes. Erratic weather linked … Continue reading

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Reports from Kenya on “ChangeMakerTube”!

Maria is a ChangeMaker student (Stage 2) who lives in Kenya. She is engaged with several environmental projects. To work with “own projects” is the main activity for all Stage 2 students. One of the projects that she is working … Continue reading

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