#THANKTHATPIPE We go through our lives using water, electricity etc. and only recognizes these basic services when something goes wrong; like flushing the toilet and there is no water. However, when we hear of “invisible infrastructure” we think of technological advances in the field of information technology and all that derives from its use. I can’t tell you all that it … [Read more...] about THE INVISIBLE INFRASTRUCTURE THAT IMPROVE OUR LIVES
OR IN OTHER WORDS, KISSES AND HAND-WASHING WITH NATALIE PORTMAN AND PARISIAN SMOKERS It is a hot, sunny morning in downtown London. Hurried cars and people pack the ever-bustling city streets and sidewalks. At a Piccadilly Street corner, a young woman confidently crosses the road after a quick check gives her reassurances that it is safe to do so. Next scene, the young woman, … [Read more...] about HOW BEHAVIORAL CHANGE CAN IMPROVE HAITI’S WATER & SANITATION SERVICES?
... and 5 other New Year’s resolutions on how to save water. Looking at cases of drought like the one currently affecting Bolivia, it's amazing (and unacceptable) how much water we waste. According to the U.S. Geological Service (USGS), in a typical American family, each person in a household uses 80 to 100 gallons of water per day. The Washington Post claims that some 40 … [Read more...] about IN ORDER TO SAVE WATER, I SHOWER AT THE GYM
*By Dr. Joakim Harlin, UN-Water Vice Chair and Chief, Freshwater Ecosystems Unit of UNEP. We usually talk about the water and sanitation crisis in terms of what people lack when they don’t have safe water to drink or a decent toilet: dignity, health, and especially for women and girls, safety. But what if we focused on the human potential that could be unlocked by water … [Read more...] about UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Challenges and solutions applied for sewage treatment in Brazil *by Marcos von Sperling Brazil is a country with continental dimensions and, as a result, has a large diversity in climatic, economic and cultural characteristics. As for other developing countries, sewage treatment is a major challenge. This is reflected in the difficulties in having a high coverage of sewage … [Read more...] about Urban Wastewater Treatment in Brazil