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?
Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions *by Daniel Shemie, Timm Kroeger and Claudio Klemz, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply management puzzle. The population of the city is just 170,000 year-round but swells to over 800,000 during the summer high season. Like … [Read more...] about BRAZILIAN WATER COMPANY CASE DEMONSTRATES RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR NATURAL SOLUTIONS
*By Manzoor Qadir, Assistant Director at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), Canada. Policies and investments that move from mitigation to prevention make wastewater profitable and safe for public health The use of untreated wastewater in low-income countries faces a ‘Catch 22’ situation: it provides critical benefits to … [Read more...] about TOWARD A WORLD FREE OF UNTREATED WASTEWATER: BREAKING THE CATCH-22 SITUATION FACED BY DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
#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?