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Vote For The Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is shortlisted to be one of the new seven wonders of the world, but it must have an official support committee from Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority by July 7th. Thus far, only Israel has signed up.

Global Water Challenge: Universal Access to Clean Water

Here are 3 quick but sobering facts about the present world water situation: Water insecurity could increase malnutrition in 75-125 million people by 2080. Diarrhea caused by unclean water kills five times as many children as HIV/AIDS. In some areas, the amount of available water can fall below 1/10th the basic human requirement.1 The good […]

March 27th

World Water Forum: An Agenda for Privatizing Water?

The World Water Forum (WWF) held in Istanbul last week has turned out to be a more highly contentious event than anticipated by many.  The forum got off to a rough start when Turkish police fired tear gas and detained activists who protested against the privatization of water, the most charged and controversial issue surrounding […]

March 26th

World Water Day 2009

Our friends over at EarthFirst.com turned us on to this YouTube video in honor of World Water Day 2009 on Sunday, March 22, and we wanted to share it with our audience as well. “If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term,” says Steve Commins, […]

March 21st

Turkish Police Attack Protesters at the World Water Forum

According to World Health Organization statistics, 2.6 billion people worldwide lack access to clean drinking water.  Clean water is at the forefront of global issues, especially in poor countries, thus 300 Turkish activists demonstrated in front of the World Water Forum opening.  Sadly, these protesters were ambushed by 2000 Turkish police that used water cannons, […]

March 20th

Article 31: The Right to Clean and Safe Water

As much as we take for granted that we can turn on the tap for an endless supply of water whenever we need it, the truth is that rapid industrialization, increasing agricultural use and pollution have contributed to worldwide water shortages.  Everyday brings increasing concern about the scarcity of water and its impact on global […]

March 19th