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.

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.