Water

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

21.04.2016

No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas – Nor Elsewhere

No Water in the Kingdom of the Two Seas – Nor Elsewhere

Human Wrongs Watch By Baher Kamal* This is part II of a two-part series of reports focusing on the impact of climate change on the Middle East & North of Africa region, ahead of the signing ceremony of the Paris climate agreement, on 22 April 2016 in… »

02.01.2016

Water, Water Everywhere but Too Much or Too Little

Water, Water Everywhere but Too Much or Too Little

Human Wrongs Watch By Francesco Farnè*  ROME, 1 January 2016 (IPS) – “Water is at the core of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), but it is true that for a long time water and oceans issues have… »

22.12.2015

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Forward-looking reflections In this last issue, we look back on what we have learned in 2015 and can take with us in the new year. CEO Patrick Moriarty reflects on the new Global Goals and climate change. Senior sanitation specialist Erick Baetings shares his insights on urban sanitation, organisational capacities… »

12.12.2015

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

By Rafael Ziegler for Big Jump Challenge In this interview, we spoke with H.E. Jorge Jurado, the first ‘water minister’ of Ecuador from 2008-2010 and since then Ambassador of Ecuador in Berlin. Jurado is a leading political thinker re-envisaging the approach to water in Latin America. He is the… »

03.10.2015

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

EuroMarches adopts the struggle against water privatisation

The South-West column of EuroMarches got up early to reach Cáceres at 9am. On the outskirts the marchers were met by around two hundred people who accompanied the march on foot to the town centre. A welcome and farewell event took place before the March left Extremadura to arrive in… »

21.03.2015

World Water Day: March 18

World Water Day: March 18

THE HAGUE, 18 March 2015 – On 22 March 2015 we celebrate World Water Day. Everyone has a right to safe water and sanitation. How can we make sure that people who get water and sanitation services, also keep them? Share your stories! Today, we want to congratulate all… »

20.11.2014

Every Dollar Invested in Water, Sanitation Brings Four-Fold Return in Costs – UN

Every Dollar Invested in Water, Sanitation Brings Four-Fold Return in Costs – UN

Human Wrongs Watch For every dollar invested in water and sanitation, there is a $4.3 return in the form of reduced health care costs for individuals and society around the world, where 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation services, with 1 billion practicing open defection,… »

21.10.2014

In Detroit, City-backed Water Shut-offs ‘Contrary to Human Rights’ — UN Experts

In Detroit, City-backed Water Shut-offs ‘Contrary to Human Rights’ — UN Experts

  Human Wrongs Watch The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts urged on 20 October 2014, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human… »

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