water sanitation News

  • Delivery of water and sanitation to the poor

    As cities across the world grow, creating unplanned and informal settlements, the challenge for the global water sector is to create innovative models for service delivery for water and sanitation that both protects natural resources and maintains the health of the urban poor. Approximately one billion people inhabit these settlements, representing significant purchasing power. With the ...

  • Sanitation for all

    World Toilet Day on 19th November emphasises that over 2.6 billion people lack any form of ‘improved' sanitation; according to CIWEM, it is unacceptable that the Millennium Development Goal to halve the amount of people without access to basic sanitation is arguably the goal farthest from being reached. One-sixth of the world's population get their water from sources contaminated by ...

  • Hillary clinton addresses water and sanitation

    To mark World Water Day, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the call for immediate action to ensure access to safe, clean water and improved sanitation in the developing world. Speaking at Uniting for Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, an event at the National Geographic Society, Clinton emphasised the importance of water, stating: 'For the US, water represents one of the great ...


    By WaterAid

  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • RCM ECO 3 Sanitizing

    During PULIRE 2013 exhibition, RCM introduced ECO 3 Sanitizing, the application for scrubber driers of OZOSI technology for the professional sanitation. In the development of its knowledges on cleaning techniques, as expected in RCM CLEANING SOLUTIONS program, RCM developed a system for a safer and more efficient sanitation of the floors, either in health environments or everywhere it’s ...


    By RCM S.p.A

  • Indian sanitation innovator receives Stockholm Water Prize

    'The correlation between sanitation and disease is dramatic and unmistakable,' said Anders Berntell, Executive Director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). 'Yet, at the current rate of progress, we are going to miss the Millennium Development Goal for sanitation by more than 700 million people, leaving still 2.4 billion people without adequate sanitation by 2015, about the same ...

  • Meeting the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals

    Business called on governments to take urgent steps to increase commitment at all levels towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation during the 16th session of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (UN CSD). “Businesses of all sizes are significant investors in water, wastewater and sanitation,” said Björn von Euler, ITT's communications ...

  • IDB supports Colombia’s water and sanitation reforms

    US$250 million loan tied to program to reach universal service coverage in Colombian cities and sharply reduce the coverage gap in rural areas by 2019 Colombia will consolidate its water and sanitation service delivery model and will seek to accelerate service expansion efforts as part of a Programmatic Policy-based Loan (PBL) for US$250 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. ...

  • Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development Call For Papers

    Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology - AQUA Water Science & Technology Water Science and Technology: Water Supply Journal of Water and Health Water Intelligence Online Water Policy Hydrology Research (formerly Nordic Hydrology) Water Practice and Technology Journal of Water and Climate Change (NEW for 2010) Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (NEW for 2011) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Conclusions from the water, sanitation, hygiene forum

    5 Ways to WASH Innovation On Feb. 2 BCLC and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) hosted a forum about innovating in the WASH sector (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Here are five key conclusions: The technology needed to meet the access issues that millions of ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Knowledge management workshop on water and sanitation governance

    August 22-25, before the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm MDG-F and GoAL WaSH water and sanitation governance programmes will meet in Stockholm for a second and final global knowledge management workshop to discuss and define joint achievements and lessons learnt and to identify strategies to enhance the sustainability of their results. To learn more about the outcomes of the workshop, ...

  • USAID Officially Joins Sanitation And Water For All Partnership

    WaterAid in America welcomes today's announcement by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah that USAID will join the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership, a global multi-stakeholder group that brings developing and donor countries together with civil society to tackle the water and sanitation crisis. "We are thrilled that the U.S. government will officially join the partnership. WaterAid is ...


    By WaterAid

  • Sanitation `crucial` for tackling water-borne disease

    Effective and affordable interventions that provide the global population with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are needed if water-borne diseases are ever to be controlled. This is the conclusion of a WHO report entitled 'Safe Water, Better Health', released last week (26 June). The report provides for the first time country-by-country estimates of disease caused by poor ...

  • Participate tomorrow: innovations and solutions in water/sanitation

    Did you know that solving the persistent water and sanitation problems in Africa alone would have a total economic benefit of $22 billion annually? The solutions to the problems related to access to water and sanitation are known and cost-effective. In fact, it is estimated that every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates returns of $8 in saved time, increased productivity, and reduced ...

  • Innovations and solutions in water/sanitation (2/2/11)

    Tomorrow is the first forum in our 2011 Global CSR Issue Series, and the focus is on safe water and sanitation solutions around the globe. Can't attend in person? A live stream will be available here during the event, and you can tweet your questions for the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Project to improve water supply, sanitation services in Nepal

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support a Nepal Government project to improve access to water and sanitation services in small towns throughout the country. ADB's Board of Directors approved a $45.1 million grant for the Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project, which is expected to bring significant health and hygiene benefits to residents, particularly through the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene to eliminate neglected tropical diseases

    The World Health Organization has unveiled a global plan to accelerate progress in eliminating and eradicating neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2020. The plan involves integrating water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) with four other public heath ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • US$480m in loans for Argentine water and sanitation program

    The Finance Minister of Argentina, Martin Lousteau, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, on Monday signed a US$360 million conditional credit line for investment projects (CCLIP) and the first US$120 million loan under the CCLIP to support better water and sanitation in poor communities. Financing will help Argentina’s National Water and ...

  • Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the UN

    The 3rd Commission of the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations made history on 28th July 2010 by overwhelmingly adopting a resolution proclaiming the Human Right to Safe drinking Water and Sanitation. Presented by Bolivia and 33 other States, the resolution received 122 votes in favour with no votes against and 41 abstentions. Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross ...

  • Africa: EIB promotes sanitation projects

    Through collaboration with European Commission The EIB attended the signature of a LSL 201 million works contract with the Lesotho Water and Sanitation Authority (WASA) for the rehabilitation, upgrading and construction of wastewater plants in the Maseru region. The EIB previously committed a loan worth LSL 150 million (approx. EUR 14.5 million) in support of this project, which is the second in ...

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you