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Safe Drinking Water: A New Cause that Needs Continued Support

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
John Sauer

Providing safe drinking water to those who need it is a hot cause right now. But will this"buzz" result in substantially more people getting access to water and sanitation?

World Toilet Day: A Modest Proposal

Debra Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Debra Shore

In our sanitation system, we pump water miles to our homes then we use that fresh water in catchbasins called toilets to convey our waste to a sewage treatment plant. How smart is that?

Row For Water: Katie Spotz, Row, Row Our Boat

Steven Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Steven Solomon

As the throngs at Copenhagen pack their bags and disperse from the historic summit back to all corners of the globe, a lone young Ohio woman, Katie Spotz, 24, is getting set to start out on a solitary, sea level voyage.

Water and Women: A Gender Crisis, a Global Opportunity

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

The world finally seems to be awakening to the inherent power that women possess - energy and talent that is needed to address the many challenges that face our planet.

How to Save the World With Sanitation

Rose George | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rose George

Food and water contamination kills more children than AIDS, malaria, or measles, combined. Human waste is an impressive weapon of mass destruction. So here's what's being done about it.

Thousands Squat For 2.5 Billion Without Proper Sanitation On World Toilet Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Don't be alarmed if you spot people today popping a squat in office buildings, schools and public spaces. It's all part of World Toilet Day, which is ...

Watching The World's Water Quality And Quantity

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 884 million people are without adequate drinking water, and 2.5 billion people are without adequate water for sanitation.

Germs Don't Care If You Are Legal Or Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Do you really want to limit vaccinations only to people who have legal documents, or would you rather everyone get inoculated? Remember, those you exclude will likely have some sort of contact with either you, your kids, or the food you eat at some point.

Water Is Medicine: Why Are We Neglecting This Cure?

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

More than 25 diseases are caused by inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene creating nearly 10% of the global public health burden, killing more than 2 million people a year.

Cambodia: 'AIDS Colony' Violates Rights

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

"By bundling people living with HIV together into second-rate housing, far from medical facilities, support services, and jobs, the government has created a de facto AIDS colony," said Shiba.

G8 Leaders Poo Poo Opportunity

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Perhaps most troubling is that failing to tackle the water and sanitation crisis is undermining progress on all development, including, food, health and education.

Egypt's Green Live in Garbage

Olivia Sterns | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Olivia Sterns

The efficiency rate of the Zabaleen is almost 85%, rivaling the best of Western urban recycling models. Even still, the state seems intent on wiping them out.

Matt Damon, ONE and a Tractable Global Problem

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Universal access to water and sanitation is still a pipe dream for many poorer countries, especially nations in Africa.

Lack of Votes, Lack of Water

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

India successfully coordinated an election involving 700 million participants. Now, it needs to put that effort into bringing them water.

Water for the World Act of 2009: Stopping the Second Biggest Killer of Children

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

Even those of us in the international development field have pretty much neglected the fact that diarrhea is still fatal in many parts of the world. It kills 1.6 million children each year.

Ape Sh*t

Suz Redfearn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suz Redfearn

Pre-gorilla poo eating, I'd been able to protect my daughter from the dark and perplexing side of life. But post poo-eating, everything had changed.

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...

A Forgotten Glass Ceiling: A Safe Drink of Water

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Sauer

If people joined together to support water and sanitation projects they could immediately help woman shatter the most basic of glass ceilings -- access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Stand Up for People that Can't Sit Down

John Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Sauer

Every 20 seconds, a child dies of sanitation-related diseases, which kill five times as many children as HIV/AIDS.

"No water, no sex" - New films take on not-so-subtle meanings when it comes to water

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- By strange turn of fate or my wife's careful selection, almost every film we saw this summer at the Traverse City Film Festiva...

Water Crisis: Lack Of Proper Sanitation Choking World (VIDEO)

Yahoo Video | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

One in four girls does not complete primary school -- compared to one in seven boys -- and the lack of proper sanitation is partially to blame. ITT an...

Everyone Needs a Place to Go

Jan Eliasson | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Jan Eliasson

It is difficult to understand why, in 2013, about 2.5 billion people around the world still lack access to adequate sanitation. More people have cell phones than toilets in today's world.