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?
*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
Eating Water part 2 | Comiendo agua parte 2 Follow @MarcelloBasani En español aquí In my teens, uncle Isaac opened my eyes to science fiction and virtual worlds, where the sun was red and the elements were robotic. As a consequence, when I first read about “virtual water”, I was naturally expecting a cloned cyborg-like flowing 3-D liquid. And indeed, there are people … [Read more...] about UNCLE ISAAC AND WATER CYBORGS
Op-Ed article by Crystal Fenwick and Fernando Miralles* With immense swathes of tropical and sub-tropical zones and a seemingly bountiful supply of freshwater, Latin America and the Caribbean is rarely associated with water scarcity. Indeed, according to the UN, Latin America and the Caribbean is home to one-tenth of world’s population while generating one-third of its water … [Read more...] about How Latin America and the Caribbean can help avert a water crisis
A first glance to integrity risk in the water and sanitation sector By Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, Office of Institutional Integrity Seguir a @jrl44 Every year weak governance and corruption siphons away millions of dollars intended to improve lives of individuals worldwide. Last year at an accountability and transparency panel, Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. … [Read more...] about Risk management in water and sanitation