News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Cuban Farmers Fight Land Degradation with Sustainable Management

    - Inter Press Service

    HAVANA, May 23 (IPS) - Thorny bushes and barren soil made it look like a bad bet, but Cuban farmer José Antonio Sosa ignored other people’s objections about the land and gave life to what is now the thriving La Villa farm on the outskirts of Havana.

  2. Caring for Water Where Mining Leads to Wealth and Tragedies in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE/ITABIRITO, Brazil, May 19 (IPS) - The southeastern Brazilian state of Minas Gerais owes its name to the main economic activity throughout its history: mining – of gold since the 17th century and later iron ore, which took on an industrial scale with massive exports in the 20th century.

  3. Floods Drive Urban Solutions in Brazilian Metropolis

    - Inter Press Service

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil, May 17 (IPS) - "We do everything through parties, we don't want power, we don't want to take over the role of the State, but we don't just protest and complain," said Itamar de Paula Santos, a member of the United Community Council for Ribeiro de Abreu (Comupra), in this southeastern Brazilian city.

  4. The Sun Illuminates the Nights of Rural Families in El Salvador

    - Inter Press Service

    TEOTEPEQUE, El Salvador, May 05 (IPS) - After working on the family farm, Carlos Salama comes home and plugs his cell phone into a socket via a solar-powered electrical system, a rarity in this rural village in southern El Salvador.

  5. Poor Water Distribution Infrastructure Gives Jamaica a 'Water Scarce' Label

    - Inter Press Service

    Kingston, Jamaica, Apr 26 (IPS) - It will take billions of dollars and many years to fix a growing problem that has placed Jamaica into the unlikely bracket of being among the world's most water-scarce countries due to the unavailability of potable water.

  6. Drugged Water: A New Global Pandemic Hiding in Plain Sight?

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Apr 13 (IPS) - People around the world are unknowingly being exposed to water laced with antibiotics, which could spark the rise of drug-resistant pathogens and potentially fuel another global pandemic, warns a new report.

  7. Worrying Insights from UN's First-Ever Assessment of Water Security in Africa

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 07 (IPS) - When it comes to water security – a reliable, good supply of safe water – just 29 African countries have made some progress over the past three to five years. Twenty-five have made none.

  8. Indian Agriculture Towards 2030

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Apr 04 (IPS) - India began its journey as an independent nation in 1947 with fresh memory of the Bengal Famine of 1943 which claimed 1.5 to 3 million lives. Against this backdrop, the First Five Year Plan (1951-56) prioritized agriculture which, however, shifted to heavily industrialization in the second Plan.

  9. Desalination Plants, a Solution and an Environmental Challenge for Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    LOS VILOS, Chile, Mar 24 (IPS) - The Pacific Ocean could quench the thirst caused by 10 years of drought in Chile, but the operation of desalination plants of various sizes has a long way to go to become sustainable and to serve society as a whole rather than just corporations.

  10. Water & Sanitation, a Better Future for Girls & our Planet

    - Inter Press Service

    DAKAR, Senegal, Mar 24 (IPS) - At the World Water Forum this week (March 21-26), the international community will raise awareness of the 2 billion people worldwide who lack access to clean water and sanitation. Among them are millions of women and girls, who walk hundreds of miles each year to find water for their families and are blocked from education and economic empowerment also due to poor sanitation services.

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