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WaterAid Seeks To Grant Pregnant Women Access To Clean Water, Sanitation

Huffington Post: Impoverished Pregnant Women Forced To Haul Water To Their Own Deliveries. Here’s Who’s Helping Them Eleanor Goldberg, editor of HuffPost Impact “…Every year, nearly half a million babies in the developing world die before they turn 1 month old because they’re born into unhygienic conditions, a new study…

Addressing Hunger, Poverty Involves Improving WASH Through Local Government

Huffington Post: Looking Local: Addressing Hunger, Poverty and WASH John Coonrod, executive vice president of The Hunger Project As part of a blog series on WASH and MDGs, John Coonrod writes, “In a world that has made so much progress in achieving many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), cutting…

U.N. Official Calls For ‘Hydro-Diplomacy’ To Address Water Shortages

U.N. News Centre: Deputy U.N. chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages “The international community must gear up for a new era of ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General…

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. ……