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If we want water for everyone, we’re going to have to pay for it

If we want water for everyone, we’re going to have to pay for it

More than 800 children die each day from diarrhoea. About 663 million people still use water contaminated by human waste and other pollutants. And roughly 2.4 billion people still lack access to a basic toilet. Open defecation presents a major, avoidable public health hazard. Women and girls living in communities that lack basic facilities live […]

The ATMs bringing cheap, safe water to Nairobi’s slums

The ATMs bringing cheap, safe water to Nairobi’s slums

Local water vendors are not happy with fruit seller Mercy Muiruri. At the end of last year, she found a different solution to washing fruits before making them into a salad for her customers – a water ATM. “Now I know the water I use is safe and from a trusted source. Even my customers […]

Five Of The Best Water-Smart Cities In The Developing World

Five Of The Best Water-Smart Cities In The Developing World

  With the majority of the world’s population now living in cities, solving water problems specific to metropolitan areas is crucial. Whether there’s too much water or not enough, whether it’s too polluted or too salty, these issues can be solved with thought, ingenuity, money and organisation. Here are some innovative ways cities are managing, […]

World Water Day 2016: 12 Facts And Things To Know

World Water Day 2016: 12 Facts And Things To Know

Today is World Water Day, an annual celebration started as part of a United Nations campaign to raise awareness about water scarcity and safety issues around the world. But while water covers almost three-fourths of the Earth’s surface, it makes up a small portion of the global conversation. The day takes on increased significance in the U.S. this […]

Why a World Water Day?

Why a World Water Day?

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. Each year, UN-Water — the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or […]