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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...

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.

Nepal Earthquake Survivors Pose With Salvaged Items That Keep Them Going

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.22.2016 | Impact

Monday marks a year since a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, and an achingly slow recovery began. Due to internal political upheaval, rebuilding e...

Why Cape Town's Forgotten Tunnels Could Provide the Answer to the City's Current Drought

Sven Harding | Posted 04.06.2016 | Home
Sven Harding

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- As I sit in traffic during Cape Town's busy rush hour, it's difficult to imagine that running beneath this city of approximately 3.75 million are hundreds of kilometers of underground brick tunnels, tunnels that transport millions of liters of fresh spring water from Table Mountain directly out into the sea. The mountains that overlook this beautiful city were once its lifeblood, supplying the entire population with water.

Global Poor Spend More Of Their Money On Water Than Rich.. And Basically, Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact

To get a drink of water or take a shower, you probably just turn a tap. But for hundreds of millions of people worldwide, accessing safe water is a da...

When the Global Water Crisis Hits Home

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

This week, as we commemorate World Water Day on March 22, we must give the utmost priority to protecting our precious water resources, and the basic human right to safe water, at home and abroad.

Photo Essay: My Observations of Toilets Around the World

Jennifer James | Posted 01.29.2017 | Impact
Jennifer James

When I stepped inside the stall in Kenya I nearly vomited. The smell was overwhelming. Since that jarring experience five years ago I have been slightly obsessed with pit latrines and toilets when I travel to low-and middle-income countries

This Is the Most Powerful Gift You Can Give This Holiday Season

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 12.01.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

If you're anything like me and my family you, too, spent some time thinking about what you are thankful for over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. My 5-year old started us off this year, and her list included her mama and papa, her 2-year old sister, her friends, her school, the earth and herself.

Poop Emojis Highlight Fact People Worldwide Lack Access To Sanitation

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact

Prepare for a sh*t storm -- of awareness-raising emojis. To help pick up steam for World Toilet Day, and the 2.4 billion people who lack access to san...

On World Toilet Day, More Than Just Poop Emojis

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 11.19.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

Some people have suggested that a campaign around poop emojis is superficial. But when it comes to engaging the public on a serious but seemingly far-away problem, we're counting on our poop emoji friends to give us a hand.

'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.

My Hope for Nepal

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

In the days since the earthquake, through salty tears and a jolt that has nothing to do with an earthquake, I have realized the depth of my attachment to Nepal. Embarking on my global adventures, I failed to realize until now, how large a part of my heart I had left at home.

Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here's Who's Helping Them

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.30.2015 | Impact

After giving birth to twins in a dingy clinic in Tanzania, Doris Alikado wasn’t able to clean herself for 24 hours. But the exhausted mother was at ...

A Healthy Start: Why Moms and Babies Everywhere Need Safe Water at Childbirth

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

Imagine this: you're in the throes of labor pain and contractions, and you arrive at your nearest hospital to give birth. When you arrive, the hospital is dirty and the bed sheets haven't been washed.

100,000 Infant Deaths Could Be Prevented Annually If Babies Were Washed With Clean Water: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) - Over a third of hospitals and clinics in developing countries have nowhere for staff or patients to wash with soap, and...

Helping Children Survive and Thrive on #GivingTuesday

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

Worldwide 748 million people live without safe water and 2.5 billion live without sanitation. Water-related diseases are among the leading causes of preventable child deaths in the world and approximately 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation.

Turning Five: The Milestone We Should All Be Celebrating

Sarah Dobsevage | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Sarah Dobsevage

When I asked Teresa what makes her happiest in life, she didn't miss a beat. "I want to tell you the truth; what makes me very happy in life -- it's water."

Toilets Have the Whole World Talking

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

People are beginning to realize that toilets and sanitation are critical to making sure that we protect hard-won gains and keep up the momentum in all of the more traditionally attractive areas of development.

4 Reasons the Detroit Water Shut-Offs Matter

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Schechtman

Last month, the City of Detroit's Water and Sewerage Department began to shut off water service for around 3,000 customers a week, people who have fallen behind on payments by more than $150 or 60 days.

The Future of Water Is #Girlstrong

David Winder | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
David Winder

WASH Warriors: it's time to make toilets for all a reality, putting an end to the practice of open defecation and giving women and girls the tools to safely manage their menstrual hygiene needs.

A Bossy Water Hero Is a Girl Who Leads

David Winder | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
David Winder

When I asked her how she saw her future, she didn't bat an eye. "I want to go to secondary school and university," she told me, "I want to become a doctor."

The Water Crisis That Rightly Caused an Uproar

David Winder | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
David Winder

For thousands of Americans left reeling under the ban on tap water in West Virginia, these past weeks have been just short of a nightmare. In the blink of an eye, access to the safe water we take for granted in the United States became a serious challenge.

7 Ways to Take Action Around Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

David Winder | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David Winder

As a proud partner of #GivingTuesday this December 3, WaterAid has a whole slew of things happening, all of which are ripe with opportunities for you to make a difference.

The Gift That Can't Be Gift Wrapped

Ernest Randriarimalala | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Ernest Randriarimalala

Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!

When It Comes to Health and Dignity, There Is Nothing More Powerful Than a Toilet

David Winder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
David Winder

One in three people globally do not have access to a toilet. The lack of sanitation is an acute public health issue with serious consequences -- and not only when disaster strikes.