News headlines for “Water and Development”, page 2

  1. Water: a Private Privilege, not a Community Resource

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    MUMBAI, India, Oct 16 (IPS) - Shekhar Kapur* is director, actor and producer, who rose to international prominence with the 1998 Bollywood movie, Bandit Queen. Water is becoming a private privilege rather than a community resource. It is also one of the world's most precious resources. As vital to the survival of the human species as the air that we breathe.

  2. The Earthquake in Indonesia: How Collaboration Impacts the Global Water Crisis

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

    SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Oct 16 (IPS) - George C. Greene, IV is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Mission*, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areasOn Friday, September 28, the world first heard the devastating news out of Indonesia that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake had struck the island of Sulawesi. The quake caused substantial soil liquefaction — where the earth literally turned to liquid and started to flow — with entire homes sinking into the ground. It also triggered a tsunami, confirmed to be as high as 23 feet, that devastated the coastal areas.

  3. Water Scarcity and Poor Water Management Makes Life Difficult for Egyptians

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country.

  4. Preservation of the Klamath River - a Life or Death Matter for the Yurok People

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    KLAMATH, California, USA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Fishermen are scarce in the Klamath River delta, unlike other fishing season, because climate change has driven up water temperatures which kills off the salmon, the flagship species of this region in northern California.

  5. Q&A: Achieving Sustainable Goals: “In the End it is All About People. If People Want, it Will Happen.”

    Wednesday, September 12, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 12 (IPS) - Manipadma Jena interviews the Deputy Director and Water Sector Lead at the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Investment and Policy Solutions Division, PETER VOS.Today just over two billion people live without readily available, safe water supplies at home. And more than half the world's population, roughly 4.3 billion people, live in areas where demand for water resources outstrips sustainable supplies for at least part of the year.

  6. Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 11 (IPS) - Manipadma Jena interviews the executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, Torgyn Holmgren.

    Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become "the new normal" in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

  7. Salmon Farming, Questioned in Chile, Arrives to Argentina

    Monday, September 10, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Sep 10 (IPS) - Questioned for its environmental and health impacts in Chile, where it is one of the country's main economic activities, salmon farming is preparing to expand in Argentina from Norway, the world's largest farmed salmon producer. The news has triggered a strong reaction from civil society organisations.

  8. Four-Year Drought Forces Cuba to Find Ways to Build Resilience

    Friday, September 07, 2018

    Eastern Cuba has suffered drought since time immemorial. But the western and central regions of the island used to be almost free of the phenomenon, until the latest drought that plagued this country between 2014 and 2017.

  9. Why India’s Solar Water-Drawing ATMs and Irrigation Pumping Systems offer Replicable Strategies

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    NEW DEHLI, Aug 28 (IPS) - At New Delhi's Savda Ghevra slum settlement, waterborne diseases have become less frequent thanks to solar-powered water ATMs that were installed here as a social enterprise venture three years ago.

  10. How Safe Drinking Water in Rural Vanuatu Will Save Women Time While Aiding in Economic Development

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    JOHANNESBURG, Aug 27 (IPS) - Access to safe water for drinking and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the rural areas of Vanuatu. A new project, that uses solar water pumping technology, will save time and energy for rural women whose task it is to collect and make water more accessible to their communities.

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