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Smart Cities And Smart Sewers

Adi Gaskell | Posted 01.31.2017 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

Smart cities have been a hot topic of the past year or so, but much of the discussions have revolved around smarter management of the transport infras...

Astrophysics and bathrooms

John Travis | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
John Travis

This week, the world lost a woman who changed our understanding of the universe. Vera Rubin was little known outside of the scientific community, but ...

The Throne in Your Home

Richard Stearns | Posted 11.30.2016 | Religion
Richard Stearns

A symbol of opulence you sit on every day. Kris McKay/Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation You may not have been paying attention a few months ago when...

A call for more entrepreneurs to focus on toilets

Neil Jeffery | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Neil Jeffery

Entrepreneurs are everywhere these days, not just in the purely for-profit world but also those looking to create social, as well as financial, gain. ...

Toilets and Jobs

A View from the United Nations | Posted 11.18.2016 | World
A View from the United Nations

Maria and her children stand in front of the place where they go to wash themselves. Photo: UNICEF Angola/2016/Simancas By Jan Eliasson* Puzzled l...

Every Day of the Week (Even Weekends): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.01.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

For some, the weekend brings 48-hours of adventure and exploration with friends and family. For others, the weekend is packed with visits to doctor's ...

Haiti's Epidemic: The Failure Of Treatment Over Prevention

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Kelsey Hatchitt

Once again, international news has turned to Haiti as another disaster hits the country. Ignoring the fact that little has been mentioned about a rela...

No Toilet - No Dignity

Camilla Hagen Sørli | Posted 09.14.2016 | Impact
Camilla Hagen Sørli

No woman or child should risk death, disease or rape when having to go to the bathroom. Vietnam's journey towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goal nr 6 (clean water and sanitation) is an important one.

Going for Gold: the opportunity in the polluted waters of the Rio Olympics

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 07.29.2016 | Sports
Sarina Prabasi

No matter who you are, or where you live, the Olympics hold an inexplicable sort of magic. It's the anticipation, the competition, the excitement of c...

New Hope That Water Can Be a Bridge to Mideast Peace

Skoll Foundation | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

By Gidon Bromberg and Hilik Bar Israelis and Palestinians often play the blame game on the crucial issue of water. Palestinians scream "water aparthe...

Company Brings Toilets To Kenya Slums, Turns Waste Into Fertilizer

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.14.2016 | Impact

This company is turning poop into profit. Sanergy installs toilets in impoverished areas in Nairobi, Kenya and then turns the human waste into organic...

Challenge in Syria: Water in a Time of War

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera with baby in Homs City, Syria As the UNICEF team gathered at a shelter for displaced families on the outskirts of Homs City, in cen...

Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.16.2016 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

This article first appeared as an op-ed on my column in Forbes. Bemoaning the state of innovativeness, Peter Thiel-- don of the PayPal mafia, Silicon...

Leading the Way to Purpose and Profit in Business Through Water and Sanitation

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Sarina Prabasi

As I head back to WaterAid's office in New York, I do so full of energy and new ideas. Sustainable Brands has given me a lot to process, think about and share with others. Most unusual of all, on the last afternoon of a four-day conference, I found myself excited and already looking forward to the next one. See you in Detroit.

The Great Indian Footprint: Discovering an Inspiring India

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 06.09.2016 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Three successful entrepreneurs embarked on a journey in India to capture inspiring stories. It's a first-hand learning experience to better understand India's geography, culture, arts, history, infrastructure, cities, towns, and villages. 

Fix Mideast Water Crisis to Advance Peace Process

Skoll Foundation | Posted 05.26.2016 | Impact
Skoll Foundation

Despite continuing disputes over settlements, Jerusalem, borders, and refugees, there is at least one problem on which Arabs and Israelis can still make progress -- water.

How Water Corruption Leaves Millions Mired in Misery

Callum Clench | Posted 05.10.2016 | World
Callum Clench

While corruption permeates every walk of life, its impact on water is particularly pernicious. Corruption in the water sector is widespread, hugely underestimated and little understood.

No Reason to Be Optimistic on World Water Day

Catarina Fonseca | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Catarina Fonseca

The World Bank estimates that to achieve universal coverage in the water and sanitation sector by 2030 it will cost between $14 and $47 billion per year - and that's just to extend water, sanitation and hygiene services to the unserved. This amounts to up to three times the current investment levels.

A Single Toilet Means Safety And Dignity For Girls

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact

About a third of the world doesn’t have access to a toilet, and it’s the girls and women in this underserved group who disproportionately suffer a...

5 Ways You Can Help Kids Who Don't Have Clean Water

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact

The inequality caused by the global water crisis is perhaps most evident in the toll it takes on children. This World Water Day, the statistics are a...

Water Turns the Tap on Human Potential

Catherine A. Novelli | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Catherine A. Novelli

Water access and safety should never be taken for granted, but it's difficult to comprehend water's true value until clean water suddenly no longer flows from the tap.

It's World Water Day, and Nearly a Million Kids in the U.S. Still Don't Have Clean Water at Home.

George McGraw | Posted 03.21.2016 | Impact
George McGraw

Lisa Teller is only a year-and-a-half old, but she doesn't live at home with her family. That's because her house - not far from Flagstaff, AZ - doesn't have clean, running water. Without it, she could get sick or even die.

Water: A Social and Economic Catalyst That Deserves Better

Patrick Lavarde | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Patrick Lavarde

Only with good science can governing bodies and stakeholders take the necessary measures and enact policy changes that nullify the destructive aspect of water whilst unleashing the constructive elements that water security enables and the benefits to economic growth that follow.

Here's How to Get Clean Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All by 2030

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera speaks to press at the Sanitation and Water for All Ministerial Meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 15, 2016 When it comes to wat...

It's Time to #giveashit About Sanitation for Women

Kevin Rudd | Posted 03.08.2016 | World
Kevin Rudd

For millions of women that live outside Australia, toilets, or their lack thereof, are a deadly serious issue. For them, toilets are never a joke. They are a matter, at times, of life or death.