Access to water and sanitation and its impact on menstrual hygiene distresses women both on Earth and in space Hardly anybody knows that the menstrual cycle at zero gravity is one of the logistic variables for space missions. Since the sixties, over 60 women astronauts have had to figure out how to deal with their periods aboard spaceships. The physical impacts as well as … [Read more...] about Menstruating: a challenge in the sky and on land
The IDB-FEMSA Award is looking for the most innovative water, sanitation and solid waste management solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Distribution of water by natural gravity is a technology that has been available since ancient Roman times. The aqueducts built by the Romans were a key factor behind the success of their big cities, whose ruins continue to marvel … [Read more...] about We are looking for innovative water and sanitation solutions: IDB-FEMSA Award
Cars powered by wastewater-treatment byproducts blowing out water steam from their exhaust pipes. Solid waste that is transferred directly from households to the incineration plant through a suction duct. Byproducts from those plants being used to generate electricity and heat, and even to make bricks and build artificial islands. Non-revenue water in the range of only 2% to … [Read more...] about What Japan’s water, sanitation and solid waste experience can teach us
The "Green Province", or “Provincia Verde” as it is popularly known in Ecuador, is located on the northwestern coast of the country and its beaches are undoubtedly one of its main attractions. In addition to the canton of Esmeraldas and its main city, Esmeraldas, with its important port, the Green Province includes also the canton of Atacames, famous its "coco loco" (typical … [Read more...] about The sixth element: 5 lessons learned for project success, plus some magic
Earth has enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed (Mahatma Gandhi) Pachamama is a goddess revered by the indigenous people of the Andes. She is also known as the earth/time mother. Mother earth. The Incas also recognized the Pachamama, as fertility goddess who presided over planting and harvesting, embodied the mountains, and caused earthquakes. She was … [Read more...] about What have we done with Earth?