Egypt – Hundreds in Egyptian town suffer from contaminated water

Hundreds of people in the Egyptian town of Menoufia have fallen ill after drinking contaminated water.

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India – Degrees of thirst – the world’s water supply – Global water supply infographic will show you how bad the water crisis is

It’s no secret that there is a water crisis in many developing countries around the world. Many people everyday go without clean safe water. More people have access to a mobile phone than they do to a toilet. While several organizations are working feverishly to come up with a global water solution, it is believed a long term solution will come from the students of today working together towards one goal.

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India – 650km water pipes changed, twice as much still to go – Thermal power cluster poses water crisis for Vidarbha

Finally, waking up to the threat of water contamination in the city, Metrowater has started replacing pipelines. More than 2,300km of pipelines that criss-cross the city were laid in the mid 1960s. Now, many of them may have corroded, leading to seepage of sewage and other impurities into the pipes.

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India’s state of Haryana, Gurgaon questions – How about rainwater harvesting for HUDA, MCG, mini secretariat?

The recent order to install rainwater harvesting systems in buildings with a covered area of over 100 sq meters by the district administration is an example of how the latter expects others to implement what is lacking in its own buildings.

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India – Change of sea water into potable water. Will new technology mark a revolution in seawater desalination?

The National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) an autonomous body of the Ministry of Earth Sciences has indigenously designed developed and demonstrated desalination technology for conversion of sea water into potable water based on Low Temperature Thermal Desalination System (LTTD).

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Western Asia – Regional Forum discusses water scarcity in Yemen

You never miss the water until the well goes dry” goes a well-known English proverb.

On Monday, the Yemeni Ministry of Water and Environment – in association with the Responsive Project, which funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – held the Fifth Regional Water Forum for Sana’a, Amran, Sa’ada, Marib and Al-Jawf governorates at the Movenpick Hotel in Sana’a.

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Google science fair answers and raises questions – 16 year old scientist may have some answers

Here’s what a successful scientist looks like: Sabera Talukder is standing in an elegantly lighted hall at Google (GOOG), surrounded by peers from around the world, explaining how she designed a low-cost system to clean drinking water in developing countries.

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Union Springs – EPA officials detail Powerex cleanup

In a lakeside village named for the clear mineral springs that once bubbled out of the ground within its limits, state and federal officials laid out plans Thursday night to conduct a cleanup of millions of gallons of chemically contaminated drinking water.

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Drinking water crisis: Pune, India – Despite water crisis, citizens ignore rainwater harvesting.

PUNE: Despite the water crisis in the city for the past few years, citizens have not taken initiative to harvest rainwater. Only 1,411 of over 7.2 lakh registered properties have opted for rainwater harvesting systems in the city.

India water crisis: Pune:The Pune Municipal Corporation has made rooftop rainwater harvesting mandatory for all new buildings that have come up since 2007.

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Drinking water crisis: India – Child ‘water monitors’ to help BMC in conservation.

MUMBAI: Uncertainty over lake levels and the civic body’s decision to continue with the 10% water cut till August 1 have prompted the officials to rope in unusual soldiers for the cause of water management children. Towards that end, the city’s kids will function as ‘water monitors’ and tap water wastage in housing societies.

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Drinking water crisis: India-80% of Hyderabad’s sewage dumped in lakes.

HYDERABAD: The city’s most important water body, the Musi River, has turned in to a sewage line. Almost 80% of Hyderabad’s untreated sewage gets dumped into the city’s lakes so much so that the city’s drinking water (Manjeera) now demonstrates an alarmingly high presence of excreta.

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India water crisis news: Hope – India’s quality drinking water supply – “bio-toilets” will be installed in aprx. 300 gram panchayats in next 2 years.

India water crisis news: A new hope for India’s quality drinking water supply – “bio-toilets” will be installed in about 300 backward gram panchayats in the next two years.

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