The Human Impact

UN 2015 development goals must tackle open defecation -expert

September 18, 2012

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Experts have crafted tentative development goals to improve sanitation for the 1.1 billion people who are forced to practise open defecation due to poor water supplies, a lack of toilets and absent sewage systems.

Policymakers agree global water monitoring initiative – expert

September 5, 2012

Policymakers have agreed an ambitious plan to create a global monitoring and reporting system to oversee water supply, sanitation and water resources management, a U.N. expert said.

Experts mull global system to monitor water resources

August 16, 2012

A global system to monitor management of water resources would help governments secure food and water supplies for the future, a U.N. expert due to attend the World Water Weekconference later this month has told AlertNet.

New water policies are key to tackling scarcity – SIWI analysts

July 24, 2012

Reining in “water anarchy” due to inadequate regulation is one way to avoid the threat of water scarcity and secure resources for the future, according to a water expert at the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).