In recognition of World Water Day yesterday, Peace Corps honors volunteers who work alongside their communities to address water shortages and find creative solutions to collect this precious resource.
The 22nd of March every year marks international Water Day. As the world celebrates its most important life-giving natural resource, it is important to take stock of Africa’s water challenges and opportunities. Water is the pre-condition for life and the sustainable management of water is fundamental to achieving Africa’s development goals.
In recognition of World Water Day 2015, we re-commit, refresh and strengthen our efforts to solve the global water crisis.
Water scarcity already affects every continent. Around 1.2 billion people, or almost one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of physical scarcity, and 500 million people are approaching this situation.
By 2030, the world will be staring at a 40% shortfall in water supply unless there is a dramatic improvement in water management, according to a report released by the United Nations on Friday ahead of World Water Day on 22 March.
As the perils of climate change increasingly threaten the planet, the international community must unite in “a spirit of urgent cooperation” to address the many water-related challenges facing humanity.
In the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20), water has been recognised as the key to achieving sustainable development as it is closely linked to all other important issues.
Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day
This year, the theme is “Water and Sustainable Development,”1 highlighting the issue of water scarcity. Water is a resource used every single day, often times irresponsibly or absentmindedly, making this theme highly relevant for today.
Staffers in Tauranga City Council, New Zealand fear serious ongoing contamination and health issues at the civic administration building of Willow Street. Sources told SunLive the problems began in 2003 when storms rainwater was pouring down the inside of a large glass window in the building. The rain water was collected in a bucket, decanted into another and poured out. But staff claims sickness has been an ongoing and when the carpet was pulled back they realise a serious problem.
As global mining booms amid ever-increasing demand for rare earth minerals and land, more poor farmers are having livelihoods threatened. Areas around farmlands are often needed for processing the mined rocks and building the tailings dam needed for storing the toxic wastewater,