News headlines for “Water and Development”

  1. Women Bear the Burden of India's Water Crisis

    Friday, February 21, 2020

    Feb 21 (IPS) - Across cities and villages in India, an impending water crisis is at our doorsteps. India will face a water shortfall of almost 50 percent by 2030if our water use continues its current pattern. Last year, Chennai and Bangalore showed us what water scarcity looks like; the statistics are no longer just numbers on paper, they have become our reality.

  2. Can Indian Farmers Adapt to Water Loss?

    Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    Feb 18 (IPS) - Over the last few decades, groundwater has become the major source of irrigation for Indian agriculture. Pumped by millions of privately-owned tube-wells, it contributes 60 percent of the water used for irrigation, having grown by 105 percent since the 1970s.

  3. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  4. World Drains Away Valuable Energy, Nutrients & Water in Fast-Growing Wastewater Streams

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 05 (IPS) - Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the world's fast-growing volume of municipal wastewater.

  5. Our Message at Davos: Water & Sanitation Are a Critical Line of Defence Against Climate Change

    Friday, January 31, 2020

    LONDON, Jan 31 (IPS) - There was only one topic on everyone's lips at Davos this year – climate change. The headlines focused on the cold war between Greta Thunberg and Donald Trump, but there was much greater consensus among those gathered for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

  6. Human Rights? But Not for Sanitation Workers

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    LONDON, Dec 10 (IPS) - This year's Human Rights Day advocates for everyone to stand up for their rights and those of others.

    Yet this will feel like a distant reality for the millions of sanitation workers in developing countries who are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and even their lives.

  7. What Do We Want from Our Oceans?

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019

    ROME, Dec 03 (IPS) - This is a question we need to ask ourselves but before answering we need to acknowledge the diversity of expectations and aspirations that we all have for oceans, which cover more than two-thirds of the planet's surface.

  8. Water Is Worth More than Milk in Extrema, Brazil

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    EXTREMA, Brazil, Nov 29 (IPS) - "They called me crazy" for fencing in the area where the cows went to drink water, said Elias Cardoso, on his 67-hectare farm in Extrema, a municipality 110 km from São Paulo, Brazil's largest metropolis.

  9. More Than just a Toilet: Fusing innovation & Partnerships for a Better World

    Thursday, November 21, 2019

    KOHLER, Wisconsin, Nov 21 (IPS) - Each year, World Toilet Day* raises awareness of the crucial role that sanitation plays in reducing disease and creating healthier communities.

    At Kohler, we're committed to finding solutions for universal sanitation access by leveraging our design & innovation competencies and partnering with like-minded organizations to bring meaningful innovations to those communities most in need.

  10. “Transformational Benefits” of Ending Outdoor Defecation

    Monday, November 18, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (IPS) - Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world's most vulnerable people, says the UN's partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council).

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