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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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This image from International Rivers demonstrates the vital need for international cooperation for dealing with the world water crisis

Solutions to the World Water Crisis Requires International Cooperation

Sharing water across international boundaries is a complex international challenge that requires coordinated water policy formulation and responsible governance. To meet global water requirements governments at all levels need to work together to craft clear policies and enact enforceable laws. To address the world water crisis, governments, corporations and other concerned parties need an ambitious mission, long term vision, strategic…

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Is desalination worth the cost?

Are Desalination Technologies the Answer to the World Water Crisis?

Investors and policy makers are increasingly advocating desalination technologies that use seawater to make freshwater. As reviewed in an EcoSeed Special Report, the interest in desalination technologies is growing due to the fact that there is insufficient fresh water to meet the daily drinking and sanitation needs of all those inhabiting the planet. Desalination involves the process of removing salt from sea or brackish water to produce drinkable water. According to…

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