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How Climate Change Is Fueling Violence Against Women

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 05.21.2016 | Impact

COPENHAGEN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Carla Lopez remembers the first time she heard a suggestion that climate change was a factor leading to the ...

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 03.22.2017 | 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.

UNICEF donates water every time you don't use your phone

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 03.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

More than 650 million people around the world lack access to clean water. You can help change that with a simple act: putting down your phone. UNICEF'...

America’s Water Infrastructure Is In Terrible Shape

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

As the residents of Flint, Michigan, continue to grapple with their toxic drinking water, a disaster that will continue to be felt for decades, we are...

There's A Secret War Being Waged Over Your Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact

If the current catastrophe in Flint, Michigan, teaches us anything, it’s that the source of our drinking water is critically important -- if almost ...

Open Data Can Ensure That Clean, Safe Water Flows to All

Peter Chasse | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Peter Chasse

When a young girl wakes having to make two plans -- one in which her water well functions and one if it does not -- it drastically limits her ambition to dream big.

'Safe, Clean Drinking Water Defines Civilization'

Justin Brookes | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Justin Brookes

"Water sustains life but safe, clean drinking water defines civilization. Achieving the UN's SDG 6 promises dramatic improvement to the quality of life and longevity in some of the world's poorest nations.

Starbucks Is Going To Stop Bottling Water In Drought-Plagued California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

In the face of growing criticism, Starbucks announced Thursday it intends to move its water-bottling operations out of California as the state faces i...

Starbucks Is Going To Stop Bottling Water In Drought-Plagued California

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green

In the face of growing criticism, Starbucks announced Thursday it intends to move its water-bottling operations out of California as the state faces i...

A Human Right to Water: A Wave Forward

Anika Rahman | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
Anika Rahman

World leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum last month identified the scarcity of water as the leading threat facing the world over the next decade. Recognizing access to water as a human right means this is no longer an issue of charity. Denying people water is also tantamount to denying them the right to life.

Safe Water Is A Social Right –- How India Is Making This Happen

Satya Narayan Ghosh | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Satya Narayan Ghosh

In the near 10 years since we first began working in West Bengal, we've collected a massive amount of data and have more than a few lessons learned as we pushed through the myriad challenges.

All Eyes on Sustainable Africa

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.11.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

One solution, as it came out of from the summit and should be further strengthened, tested, discussed and implemented in other world regions is public-private partnerships.

Despite Progress, 748 Million Still Lack Access To Clean Water: New Report (HOW TO HELP)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact

While notable improvements have been made, nearly 750 million people -- half in sub-Saharan Africa and half in Asia -- still lack access to clean drin...

UN Millennium Development Targets for Water and Sanitation Will Expire in 2015... So What's Next?

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Mackenzie Klema

While there is a role for international financial institutions and the private sector in the fight for clean water, there is no justification for international agencies and corporations to continue promoting water privatization.

For Bringing Safe, Clean Water to Slums in Sub-Saharan Africa, Market-Based Strategies Are Not the Answer

Mackenzie Klema | Posted 05.05.2014 | College
Mackenzie Klema

Privatization, small-scale water distribution, and community-managed water projects have failed to affordably bring clean water to underserved communities.

The Reason Why I Became An Activist

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.26.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

When you look past the numbers to see how it benefits every aspect of society, water becomes so much more than water. It becomes opportunities for women, it becomes an education and it becomes a gateway to a career.

I Didn't Fix The Water Crisis, And I'm OK With That

Jeff Smith | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Jeff Smith

Maybe I can't change the world, but I can help make it a better place for those kids in Leon, and that's OK by me.

To Grow Healthier Kids, Just Add Water

Francesca Vietor | Posted 10.19.2013 | Green
Francesca Vietor

Maybe you are a physician who has read the alarming studies on dehydration, sugary beverages, and children's health, or a concerned resident reading here for the first time that our kids are not getting the water they need to reach their full potential.

Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy & Water Access

Justin Guay | Posted 04.28.2013 | Green
Justin Guay

Suffice to say, the opportunity is real, it's huge, and it's just waiting to be tapped. It's important to note that solar crowdfunding may be instrumental in making it happen.

It's Time to Talk About the Future of U.S. Water Infrastructure

Heiner Markhoff | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Heiner Markhoff

The economic consequences of water stress are clear to the naked eye. Emaciated livestock, ravaged crops, and the exposed and cracked beds of lakes make for powerful images. But what can't be seen is equally menacing.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Can We Ignore The Cost Of 'Hidden Water'?

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green

What is the true cost of the water we use everyday? As the short video above explains, much of our water usage can come from the "hidden water" th...

Weekly Mulch: When Will Our Water Be Clean?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Ed. Note: The Mulch is participating in Blog Action Day 2010, an initiative led by Media Consortium member...

'Water As Human Right' Campaign Gets Global Protestant Backing

Religion News Service | Stephen Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Stephen Brown Religion News Service (RNS/ENInews) Church-backed campaigners say they have received a boost from a global body representing 80 mill...

Shekhar Kapur Is a Serious Man

Nick Kreiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nick Kreiss

I've been hearing that Director Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth and so much more) has been hard at work on a futuristic water thriller/musical, and I had to get the inside scoop.

Peepoo Bag: A Waterless Sanitation Upgrade For Those In Need

greenUPGRADER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the developing world clean water and sanitation are very scarce. This is due to over population and lack of infrastructure and poses a serious hea...