Tag Archives: Water

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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Hope for Haiti now!

The Hope for Haiti Now global telethon is also an extraordinary digital album including performances by lots of famous artists, along with a bonus track from Jay-Z, Bono, the Edge and Rihanna. You can also own the two-hour telethon video. … Continue reading

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Please Help the World

“Please Help the World”, film from the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15) in Copenhagen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Shown on December 7, 2009 at COP15.

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India faces massive water woes

India might face dire water shortages by 2050, The Economist writes, yet lacks a comprehensive plan to manage the critical resource. Massive infrastructure development and water-sharing efforts are needed to help alleviate some of the challenges associated with rain-fed agriculture … Continue reading

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Stockholm Water Award 2009

The 2009 Stockholm Water Prize will be awarded to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India, at a Royal Ceremony followed by a Banquet in the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday evening, August 20. Dr. Pathak … Continue reading

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Irrigating vegetables with sewage

Irrigating vegetable plants by sewage water is causing various diseases in Chiniot (It is a city in the Punjab province of Pakistan). Vegetable sold in the city markets are being irrigated by sewerage water which is contaminated by the wastes … Continue reading

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FAO: World hunger growing, agriculture investment needed

One billion people face food insecurity and hunger this year because of high prices and the continuing global economic crisis, Jacques Diouf, head of the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization, said today. Diouf said investments of $30 billion a … Continue reading

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