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  • New Report Launched by WHO – ‘Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs’

    New Report Launched by WHO – ‘Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs’

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new report analysing global health trends since 2000 and looks at the main challenges that will affect health in the coming 15 years. The report titled ‘Health in 2015: from MDGs to ...

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study - Comet-ME Testing in South Mount Hebron Region

    DelAgua Kit Case Study - Comet-ME Testing in South Mount Hebron Region

    Comet-ME is an Israeli-Palestinian NGO providing sustainable off-grid energy and water services to rural Palestinian communities in the South Mount Hebron region of the occupied Palestinian territories. The local Palestinian communities are not ...

  • The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    The Importance of Water Testing After Natural Disasters

    In the aftermath of a natural disaster, particularly earthquakes, infrastructure could be damaged and a safe source of drinking water is often not available. This may be due to damaged pipes or water supplies becoming contaminated. Our colleagues ...

  • Over 170 Non-State Actors Have 80-100% Climate Commitments

    Over 170 Non-State Actors Have 80-100% Climate Commitments

    A report by CDP and The Climate Group reveals that over 170 major companies, states, regions, and cities around the world have committed to reducing their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-100%, or procuring 100% of their power from renewable ...

  • Micro-Hydros Earn First Carbon Revenue in Nepal

    Micro-Hydros Earn First Carbon Revenue in Nepal

    MICRO-HYDROS EARN FIRST CARBON REVENUE IN NEPAL While the rugged mountains of rural Nepal don’t lend themselves to grid-fed electricity, their rivers, lakes, and glacial melt offer plenty of renewable resources for energy. Between 2007 ...

    The World Bank

  • Three Videos That Explain This Month’s Big Event in New York

    Three Videos That Explain This Month’s Big Event in New York

    If you haven’t heard about the Global Goals yet, you will soon. Later this month, leaders from around the world will get together at the United Nations in New York to agree on the world’s development agenda for the next 15 ...

  • World Water Week: Water is a right, water is life

    World Water Week: Water is a right, water is life

    As we celebrate World Water Week (23 – 28 August 2015), we remember that millions of people worldwide still do not have access to clean drinking water. Yoka Brandt, Unicef Deputy Executive Director, writes about the right for every ...

    Yoka Brandt

  • Water: At a Tipping Point

    Water: At a Tipping Point

    The Stockholm World Water Week’s focus on “Water for Development” comes at an opportune time. Water as a sector in world affairs is reaching a tipping point. Over the next two decades and more, the global push for food and energy ...

    Junaid Kamal Ahmad

  • How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

    How Pain Keeps us from Acting on Climate Change

    In my daily work, I read a lot of online articles about climate change—both the science and the politics—and out of curiosity I’m invariably drawn to the comments section at the end of the page (first rule of the ...

  • The Awareness and Perception of Climate Change Around The World

    The Awareness and Perception of Climate Change Around The World

    A new study published on Monday 27th July in the journal Nature Climate Change, provides a more inclusive look at awareness and attitudes towards climate change, giving scientists greater insight into what factors are most likely to make people care ...

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study, Daisy Adams in The Gambia

    DelAgua Kit Case Study, Daisy Adams in The Gambia

         DELAGUA KIT CASE STUDY, DAISY ADAMS IN THE GAMBIA Daisy Adams undertook a study with Water for Africa in August 2014, in The Gambia using a DelAgua Test Kit. Daisy carried out sanitary hazard ...

  • Agreement Reached to Generate Financing for New Sustainable Development Agenda

    Agreement Reached to Generate Financing for New Sustainable Development Agenda

         Countries have agreed on vital new measures to overhaul global finance practices and generate investments for tackling a range of economic, social and environmental challenges, at the United Nations Third ...

    DelAgua

  • Why international aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is still a critical source of finance for many countries

    Why international aid for water, sanitation and hygiene is still a critical source of finance for many countries

    This new WaterAid report, based on analysis by Development Initiatives, shows that for many low-income, Least Developed Countries and fragile states, international aid or ODA remains a vital resource for financing development. 2015 is a landmark ...

  • Achieving a cleaner, more sustainable and healthier future

    Achieving a cleaner, more sustainable and healthier future

    In 2009, as countries prepared to negotiate a global climate treaty in Copenhagen, Denmark, the front cover of the first Lancet Commission on health and climate change issued a stark warning: “Climate change is the greatest health ...

  • Q&A with Dr Ashi Tudugalle

    Q&A with Dr Ashi Tudugalle

    Ashanthie Tudugalle (Ashi) is the newest member of the DelAgua team and is the company’s Technical Services Executive. Ashi recently completed a PhD at the University of Surrey in Microbiology & Immunology where she spent the last 6 years ...

  • Can Social Enterprise Help 700 Million Who Lack Access to Clean Water?

    Can Social Enterprise Help 700 Million Who Lack Access to Clean Water?

    The problem of global water access is as intransigent as they come. Some 768 million people – more than the population of Europe – still lack access to clean water. Likewise, this year’s Millennium Development Goal target of ...

    Tim Smedley

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study - Columbia University in Peru

    DelAgua Kit Case Study - Columbia University in Peru

    Brinda Sivaramakrishnan a graduate student at Columbia University, New York City, working with the Catholic Medical Mission of Peru (CMMB) travelled to Huancayo, Peru as part of a programme called 'Healthy Mother, Healthy Child in the First 1000 ...

  • DelAgua Kit Case Study - Duke University in Uganda

    DelAgua Kit Case Study - Duke University in Uganda

    Duke University students Liz Kendall, Alayne Potter and Francis Oggeri used the DelAgua Kit during a two month long project in Migyera working with 'ChangeALife' Uganda. Migyera is a community where access to reliable clean water is a large ...

  • Guidelines for drinking water quality Addendum to Vol 2 Health Criteria

    Guidelines for drinking water quality Addendum to Vol 2 Health Criteria

    In 1984 and 1985, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first edition of Guidelines for drinking-water quality in three volumes. The development of these guidelines was organized and carried out jointly by WHO headquarters and the WHO ...

  • Care Oxfam-DelAgua Kit Case Study - Yemen

    Care Oxfam-DelAgua Kit Case Study - Yemen

    Generally water quality testing is done to monitor the maintenance and operation of drinking water systems. In Yemen CARE uses the DelAgua water testing kit (developed by OXFAM, reproduced by the Robens Centre for Public and Environmental Health, ...