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 Denise Forrest* When we think of wastewater we think of the ways we ‘treat’ it, meaning the types of technology used to reduce the pollution load and the effects of non-treatment of wastewater on sanitation and the environment. All of these are, of course, very important issues. However, it’s not just how we treat it but also how much water we treat. Within the Wider … [Read more...] about Changing the Way We “Treat” Wastewater
You might be without even knowing it... Three years ago, tired of our workaholic culture, my family and I decided to move to another country. Selection criteria for our new destination included, not necessarily in order: job opportunities, quality of the educational system, amount of green areas, and level of “environmental” stress. In few words: a place where we could be … [Read more...] about ARE YOU TAKING PROZAC?
by Duncan Gromko* Spending a long weekend in Michigan kayaking, swimming, and fishing made me realize how lucky I am to enjoy the benefits of clean and abundant water. Since this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity has the theme of Water and Biodiversity, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write about the connection between healthy ecosystems and water … [Read more...] about WATER AND BIODIVERSITY
Few weeks ago I was in Georgetown, Washington D.C., reading a newspaper while observing the shoppers walking up and down Wisconsin Ave. In my slightly arrogant “Pro-Europeanism”, and though acknowledging the tremendous developments of the past few years, I am one of those who blame developers and the Government for the wild and often unhealthy gentrification. However, I was … [Read more...] about When in Georgetown…