News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Turning Carriers of Water into Managers of Water

    - Inter Press Service

    Bulawayo, ZIMBABWE, Oct 19 (IPS) - Each morning, Langelihle Tshuma checks her taps to confirm the water supply before preparing for the day ahead.

  2. Pandemic Highlights Urgent Need to Improve Sanitation in Brazil

    - Inter Press Service

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Oct 08 (IPS) - Basic sanitation, a sector that is undervalued because, according to politicians, it does not bring in votes, has gained relevance in Brazil due to the pandemic that has hit the poor especially hard and the drought that threatens millions of people.

  3. Rural Communities in El Salvador United to Supply Water for Themselves - VIDEO

    - Inter Press Service

    LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador, Oct 08 (IPS) - As the saying goes, united we stand, divided we fall, hundreds of families in rural communities in El Salvador are standing together to gain access to drinking water.

  4. Where on Earth is a Water-Secure World?

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Oct 07 (IPS) - It is not uncommon for a water-centric research, policy or development organization or network to declare its long-term vision of the “water-secure world”. It reads nicely and feels great.

  5. The Plight of Haiti

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 30 (IPS) - I assume channel surfing and internet browsing contribute to a decrease in people’s attention span. I am not familiar with any scientific proof, though while working as a teacher I found that some students may be exhausted when five minutes of a lesson has passed and begin fingering on their smartphones. They might also complain if a text is longer than half a page, while finding it almost impossible to read a book.

  6. Rural Water Boards Play Vital Role for Salvadoran Farmers

    - Inter Press Service

    LA LIBERTAD, El Salvador, Sep 27 2021 (IPS) - After climbing a steep hill along winding paths, you reach a huge water tank at the top that supplies peasant farmer families who had no water and instead set up their own community project on this coastal strip in central El Salvador.

  7. Indigenous Peoples in Mexico Defend Their Right to Water

    - Inter Press Service

    LERMA/COYOTEPEC, Mexico, Sep 18 (IPS) - In the San Lorenzo Huitzizilapan Otomí indigenous community, in the state of Mexico –adjacent to the country’s capital–, access to water has been based on collective work.

  8. In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    London, Sep 08 (IPS) - This November, five years after signing the Paris Agreement and pledging to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with a further target of below 1.5 degrees Celsius, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK amid COVID-19 pandemic shocks, rising hunger and an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that warns of more extreme temperature, droughts, forest fires and ice sheet loss due to human activity.

  9. The Future of Food & Water Systems in Pakistan & Central Asia?

    - Inter Press Service

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Sep 03 (IPS) - An intense monsoon season in Pakistan means the country’s food system faces the challenge of both extreme floods and extended droughts.

    In an effort to address these challenges through cross-sectoral collaboration, Dr. Mohsin Hafeez, IWMI’s Country Representative for Pakistan and Regional Representative for Central Asia, convened a regional dialogue in advance of the UN Food Systems Summit (which is scheduled to take place at the United Nations, September 23) .

  10. Needed in the Global South: Wastewater Collection for COVID-19 Detection

    - Inter Press Service

    HAMILTON, Canada, Aug 26 (IPS) - Understanding the scale and intensity of the COVID-19 virus and its emerging variantspredicting the pandemic’s direction, and developing and refining associated management response options are challenges likely to confront public-health officials and national governments worldwide well into the future.

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