In Ghana, 52% of primary school pupils have no access to toilets and urinals in schools while the 48% that enjoy such facilities are compelled to share. Typically, boys and girls do not have their own lavatories.
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GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily speaks with Ryan Hreljac, of Ryan’s Well. At the age of 6, he began his active life of advocacy for water-poor communities in 1998 when he determinedly focused his sights on building a single well for a dry village in Africa.
Scientists have discovered a way to make drinking water from the air’s humidity, even in arid regions.Â The system completely uses renewable energy and could provide water for many applications. Models have been built and tested in laboratories at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart.
This is the the fourth post in a six post series that follows Alexandra Cousteauâ€™s Blue Planet Expedition, a 100 day journey to 5 continents to study the interconnectivity of water.
Federal regulators released a court-ordered plan on June 4, 2009 to protect Californiaâ€™s Chinook salmon. The plan will open dams and limit pumping of water from the rivers. The move has prompted a flood of objections from state officials because of the resulting reduction in water availability to California farms and cities.
The United Nations issued a report this week warning that dam building in China is creating the largest threat to the Mekong Riverâ€™s future. The report states that the proposed dam development threatens “changes in river flow volume and timing, water quality deterioration and loss of biodiversity.” The Mekong River basin provides food and jobs […]
The Coca Cola company has invested over $1 billion dollars building a market for its products in India, but the company’s welcome has been less than effervescent, considering the contentious issues raised by the company’s business practices.
A recent study, released by The International Upper Great Lakes Study Board (IUGLSB), has confirmed alarming news about the declining levels of water in the upper Great Lakes. According to the study, 6 billion more gallons of water are flowing out of out of Lakes Michigan and Huron each day as compared to 1971.Â What […]
Introduced on March 17, 2009, S. 624 – Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009 commits the United States to ensuring safe, affordable, and sustainable water and sanitation to 100 million people by 2015. According to Water Advocates: More than 1.1 billion people lack access to safe water and 2.6 billion people […]
An analysis of the stream flow data for 925 of the world’s largest rivers over the last 56 years has found that rivers in some of the most populated regions are losing water. The authors of the study suggest that the reduced flow is linked to climate change, and say that it could put water […]
A study by Scripps Institute researchers predicts that even under conservative climate change scenarios, the Colorado River will not be able to supply water to meet the current demands 60 to 90% of the time by the year 2050. Researchers also predicted that the reduction in the runoff feeding the river will mean shortages of […]
GreenTalk Radio host Sean Daily talks with American indy filmmaker Sam Bozzo of Purple Turtle Films about his new award-winning documentary on the global water crisis, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars“.