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  • Harvesting a positive water culture

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    Water, or the lack of it, has been a prominent issue in the Australian state of Victoria for the last decade and a half. Year after year, as drought ravaged the south east of the continent Victorian dams dropped dramatically, falling below 30% three times. This unprecedented dry spell necessitated […]

  • No Toilet! No Bride! Did I hear right?

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    No Toilet! No Bride! Did I hear right? Yes! A toilet might be just a basic facility taken for granted in the western world but it’s quite a forthright statement and courageous demand in the context of rural and semi urban India. And it’s a demand now being put forward […]

  • UN-Water Conference

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    Water in the Green Economy in Practice: Towards Rio+20. Hosted on the 3-5 October 2011 in Zaragoza, Spain. “Water is the engine for the green economy” read more The material available via this link was produced by the United Nations.  

  • UN-Water Annual Report 2010

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    The 2010 UN-Water Annual Report is now available to download. The report contains information on all of UN-Waters activities in 2010, along with updates on it’s pubilcations, programmes, task forces and thematic priority areas. [issuu width=420 height=297 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=111201124526-22f848ed57d44faeb7a20d99e13f739f name=unw_annual_report_2010 username=futurechallenges tag=climate%20change unit=px id=e5ade81c-7f01-4084-3201-3fbd3a2f3e1b v=2] The material available via this […]

  • Back to the Future

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    An ancient recipe: Collect/Recycle/Use frugally. Apply to cities and rural areas. These simple guidelines could resolve a lot of water issues in developed and developing countries where water is still an abundant resource. Regions with water scarcity have for years had their own fine-tuned procedures for water management, but it […]