Water

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… »

02.10.2014

If we had to pay the bill to nature, what would food waste cost us?

If we had to pay the bill to nature, what would food waste cost us?

Human Wrongs Watch The full economic, environmental and social costs of food waste amount to approximately 2.6 trillion US dollars annually, according to UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).         Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops,… »

28.04.2014

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Water is a human right – Interview with Maude Barlow

Starting our collaboration with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, we are glad to publish an interview with one of their Laureates, world-renowned water activist Maude Barlow.  Maude, your latest book, Blue Future, is the final book of the Blue trilogy. It started with Blue Gold in 2002 and continued with… »

16.08.2013

ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS HALTING DESERTIFICATION

ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS HALTING DESERTIFICATION

  By Ramesh Jaura | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis [clear] BERLIN (IDN) – When representatives of 194 States and the European Union, which are parties to one of the landmark global conventions, meet in the Namibian capital Windhoek from September 16 to 27, they will focus on intensifying efforts for ushering… »

15.02.2013

UN kicks off year promoting international cooperation on water management

UN kicks off year promoting international cooperation on water management

11 February 2013 – The United Nations today launched the International Year of Water Cooperation, which seeks to provide a platform for countries to collaborate in the management of this precious resource in the interest of peace and development. “Water is central to the well-being of people and the… »

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