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Oxford Examines Africa Mobile Payments and Sustainable Water Finance

Leveraging the popularity of simple, text message-based mobile payments and wireless POS terminals could make it easier for water utilities in Africa to obtain sustainable finance to expand and improve water infrastructure and services, according to a new study from Oxford University.

water security is the focus of the UN's agenda for post-2015 development

UN Zooms In On Water Security and its Role in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The cross-cutting and mutually reinforcing social and environmental benefits of assuring equitable access to safe, clean, sustainable supplies of water have long been recognized as central to building and maintaining healthy societies and assuring environmental health and integrity. In a warming world experiencing ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation, water security has taken on even greater importance. Marking World…

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World Water Day

Video Friday: World Water Day 2013

Water is the foundation of life on our planet and of sustainable human development. Today is United Nations World Water Day and 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. The objective of the day and the year is to raise awareness both of the opportunities for increased cooperation between communities and nations and of the challenges we face for sustainable water…

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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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Water, Water EveryWhere: Too Many Leaks

The following is a repost from an article I published earlier today on Planetsave.com. Something to think about on World Water Day Fixing the leaks What is essential to daily life and breaks 850 times every day: a water main somewhere in the United States.  In the time it took me to write that sentence one just broke – well,…

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World Water Week opens on August 22

World Water Week 2011: The Business of Water Management Requires Collaboration

World Water Week is the annual meeting place for the planet’s most urgent water-related issues. Organized by Stockholm International Water Institute, it brings together the world’s experts, practitioners, decision makers and leaders to exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions. World Water Week opened in Stockholm on Monday August 22nd with calls for better urban water management to ensure…

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