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Water Purification to Ensure Health Safety and Save Lives

By Stephen Roshy Water is a prime necessity for survival for all living beings, humans, animals and plants. With limited resources at hand, and water being one of them, we need to take measures to ensure optimal use of water for all purposes. Clean water from natural water resources is used by many industries and homes, while some are deprived…

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14 Steps to Reduce Black Carbon and Stabilize the Cryosphere

Climate change is causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s regions of snow and ice, portents of profound, dramatic change for ecosystems and societies around the world, according to a joint report released by The World Bank and The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) November 4. The Earth’s cryosphere is warming more rapidly than anticipated – “at a pace unprecedentd in…

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Netafim Winds Stockholm Industry Water Award

Israeli-based irrigation company Netafim was presented with the Stockholm Industry Water Award at World Water Week earlier this month. Netafim specializes in “smart drip” and micro-irrigation solutions targeted specifically for small and family-owned farms. In the mid-1960′s water engineer and Netafim founder Simcha Blass discovered the effectiveness of slow and steady drip irrigation for enhanced plant growth. Building on this realization Blass…

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World Water Week- Access to Safe Water: Takeaways from Stockholm

In 2010 the United Nations passed resolution 64/292 mandating the basic human right to water and sanitation. Nearly 800 million people lack access to safe water More than one billion don’t have basic facilities for sanitation and hygiene About 3.4 million people die every year due to water related diseases Efforts abound to secure access to safe water for the nearly one…

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World Water Week: On the Ground in Stockholm

It’s my third day here in Stockholm, home of World Water Week. In that time I’ve had opportunities to meet and discuss issues of safe water access, sanitation and water resource management with Dan Bena, Senior Director of Sustainable Development for PepsiCo,  Gary White, co-founder of Water.org and Amanda Gimble, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Safe Water…

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Video Friday: World Water Week – Cooperation for Water Access

2013 International Year of Water Cooperation Cooperation is key to effectively managing the challenge of securing safe and sustainable access to clean water for the global community. Cooperation between public and private organizations bring together the strengths and expertise of business, policymakers, scientists and community organizers that make possible real solutions. September 1st through 6th is World Water Week in…

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Carbon War Room Looks to Crowdfund $1MM to Move Caribbean Islands Off Fossil Fuels

Ten Island Renewable Challenge Small island states’ economies, societies and ecosystems have been burdened by the need to import oil, natural gas and coal since around the time the fossil fuel era began. Now threatened by the effects of climate change – rising sea levels and ocean acidification prominent among them – island states find themselves raising the risks that…

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