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EPA launches drinking water plan

The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to increase the reliability of the country’s drinking water, following several incidents including the well-publicised...

City leaders are key to solving sanitation challenge

New research from WaterAid has identified that strong leadership is the key to success for tackling the ever-growing sanitation challenge caused by uncontrolled urbanisation...

Uganda: Sanitation programme rolled out in Lake Victoria

The second phase of the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation Programme has been commissioned in Ntungamo, Uganda. Financed by a US$102 million grant from the African Development...

International: World Menstrual Hygiene Day celebrated

On 28 May, World Menstrual Hygiene day was celebrated in over 30 countries. The campaign’s main goal and vision is to create a world in which every...

Pakistan: Coca-Cola helps Pakistan fight polio

At the Rotary International Convention 2016 held in Seoul, Coca-Cola Pakistan announced funding of 10 million Pakistani rupees (US$96,000) to provide a further seven solar filtration plants. Under...

Safe water out of reach for many Americans

Water has been deemed “unaffordable to many Americans” due to water and wastewater costs rising 41 percent between 2010 and 2015–nearly five times the rate of...

Water distribution points expanded in Haiti

Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the government, supported by the...

Latin America and the Caribbean: Call for innovative water and sanitation startups

The Inter-American Development Bank is issuing an open call for innovative startups working on water, sanitation, hygiene and health projects to enter its seventh Demand Solutions event. The...

Canada: Water crisis placing First Nations communities at risk

Water on land known as reserves in many indigenous communities in Ontario is not safe to drink, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has announced in a new report....

International: Sanitation improves across 13 countries

Close to 11 million people no longer practise open defecation across 13 countries, according to a new report from the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF). The results are...

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Integrated water management for all

How to cope with multiple and competing uses of water is a defining issue of our time. The concept of integrated water resources management...

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Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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