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?
I am Italian. I am a man. I go to the bathroom. Do I always wash my hands after my morning duties? Of course I do! I am a diligent clean person! I mean, OBVIOUSLY when I just pee and I do not get pee on my hands, once in awhile I may just skip it. And sure, if I am in a rush to work, I may just rinse them quickly… but water “cleans it all”, right? This is so, so wrong. There … [Read more...] about OUCH! MY MOBILE PHONE MAY BE CONTAMINATED WITH FECAL MATTER
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
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
by Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, from IDB's Office of Institutional Integrity* Seguir a @jrl44 As part of its knowledge sharing activities, the Office of Institutional Integrity (OII) invited two experts from the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (COFECO, in Spanish), Paolo Franco Benedetti and Angel López Hoher, to talk about COFECO’s efforts to … [Read more...] about Sharing experiences: bid rigging in procurement