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Access To Clean Water, Sanitation Indispensable To Stop Cholera In Haiti, PAHO Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Cholera will plague Haiti until water, sanitation crisis solved: experts “Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they lack access to clean water and sanitation, with a thousand new cases reported each week, health experts say. … ‘We cannot be complacent. We can’t…

Providing Access To Clean Water In Villages Can Reduce Burden On Women, Girls

Huffington Post: The Most Important Women’s Issue You’ve Never Heard of Richard Stearns, president of World Vision “…In developing countries, women and children — usually girls — spend 140 million hours each day fetching water, equivalent to a workforce of 25 million working eight hour days. That’s why I think…

New Blog Series Explores Impacts Of WASH On Achieving MDGs

Huffington Post: WASH and the MDGs: The Ripple Effect Needa Malik, research assistant at WASH Advocates, and Jordan Teague, associate director for WASH Integration at WASH Advocates “2015 is an important year in the global development arena. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will expire at the end of this year,…

Including Water Targets In SDGs Could Drive Awareness, Accountability On Access

Inter Press Service: Opinion: Sustainable Development Goals Could Be a Game-Changer for Water Betsy Otto, director of WRI’s Global Water Program, and Kitty van der Heijden, director of WRI Europe “…People, ecosystems, food, energy and cities can’t exist without water. Already, water resources are being strained to the breaking point…

Improving WASH Access For Women Would Benefit Global Productivity, Economy, Report Says

Forbes: Water Access Improvements Will Improve Global Productivity “The Water For Women report released [Friday] written by a private-public partnership for the United Nations World Water Day highlights how very much global productivity can rise if the access of the poorer half of the world’s population to water improves. ……

Threat Of Global Water Crisis Fuels Need To Better Manage Water Supply, U.N. Says

News outlets report on findings from the U.N. World Water Development Report 2015. Deutsche Welle: U.N. calls for action as global water crisis looms “The U.N. has warned that the world will soon face a crisis of huge dimensions if water management does not improve. Population growth and climate change…

Fresh Water Supply Threatened As Global Population Continues To Grow, Study Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Global population growth threatens to outstrip fresh water supply: study “Global demand for fresh water is set to outstrip supply as a result of population growth by the middle of this century if current levels of consumption continue, a study said. … The paper, published in the…

Proper Hygiene, Access To Clean Water Essential To Prevent Maternal, Newborn Deaths

Huffington Post: A Healthy Start: Why Moms and Babies Everywhere Need Safe Water at Childbirth Sarina Prabasi, chief executive of WaterAid America “…[On Wednesday] WaterAid launche[d] Healthy Start — a new four-year campaign focusing on the devastating impact a lack of safe water, toilets, and proper hygiene practices have on…

USAID, CDC Blog Posts Mark World Water Day

USAID’s “IMPACTblog”: Water for the World: Making Every Gallon Count Christian Holmes, USAID’s global water coordinator and acting deputy assistant administrator in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment, marks World Water Day, which takes place annually on March 22, and discusses the “important advance made this year towards…