The Human Impact

World Toilet Day chance to fight sanitation indignities women face – activist Helen Pankhurst

November 19, 2012

Helen Pankhurst, a member of charity WaterAid’s board of trustees, spoke at a World Toilet Day event at London’s Anthologist restaurant.

EU could do better on sub-Saharan Africa water, sanitation projects – audit

October 26, 2012

Fewer than half of 23 drinking water and sanitation projects funded with development aid from the European Union (EU) in six Sub-Saharan countries have met the needs of beneficiaries, and 19 are at risk of failure without ongoing financial support, according to an auditors’ report.

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.

Q+A: Pepsico water chief talks about Stockholm water prize

August 31, 2012

As people increasingly try to lessen their impact on the environment by conserving energy and water, many companies – including some of the large multinationals – are following suit.

Corruption in water sector increases hunger risk – experts

August 28, 2012

Stamping out corruption in the water sector is crucial to boosting global food production as world population growth increases pressure on water supplies, according to experts meeting at World Water Weekin Stockholm.

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.

Mobile technology boosts water security for the poor

July 26, 2012

 

Information technology is a powerful tool for experts working to provide secure access to water for personal use, food production and business in developing nations.

Rain, rain everywhere and not a drop to drink

July 25, 2012

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – It’s bucketing down outside, washing away houses and people and causing total gridlock in the city’s evening rush hour.