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UNEP Head Says Investing in Freshwaters Could Be A Key to Aid Global Economy

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Environment Programme in a UNEP World Water Day Message for March 22, 2009 says investing in the world's freshwaters could be one of the keys to aiding global economic recovery.


World Water Day March 22, 2009: Water Sharing is Crucial in the Fight Against Disease

This 2009, the Disease Control Priorities Project (DCPP) is joining the world community in observing World Water Day.


Census of Marine Life Explorers Find Hundreds of Identical Species Thrive in Both Arctic and Antarctic

Started in the year 2000, Census of Marine Life (CoML) is an international science research program uniting thousands of researchers worldwide with the goal of assessing and explaining the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life - past, present and future - by 2010.


Small Ecuadorian Clean Water Project Improves Health in Village

Agua Muisne is a non-profit corporation founded in 2007 by a group of Americans and Ecuadorians who are concerned about the many people who are put in grave danger by bad drinking water.


WASH Media Award Competition Call for Entries Of Reports on Water Supply, Sanitation or Hygiene

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) are co-sponsoring the second edition of the WASH Media Award competition, to be held between July 2007 and April 2008.


UNICEF, the European Union and the Government of Djibouti Partner to Provide Access to Clean Drinking Water for Djibouti's Poor

A partnership between the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the European Union and the Government of Djibouti is paving the way for at least 25,000 of the poorest and most vulnerable rural residents of the country to gain, for the first time, access clean drinking water close to their homes.


Path breaking Methods for Improving Water Quality Earn American Professor the 2007 Stockholm Water Prize

Professor McCarty has defined the field of environmental biotechnology that is the basis for small-scale and large-scale pollution control and safe drinking water systems.


You Still Can't Drink the Water, But Now You Can Touch It

Engineers have developed a system that uses a simple water purification technique that can eliminate 100 percent of the microbes in New Orleans water samples left from Hurricane Katrina. The technique makes use of specialized resins, copper and hydrogen peroxide to purify tainted water.


Africa’s Potential to Boost Drinking Water Supplies and Agriculture Underscored in Report by UNEP and the World Agroforestry Centre

The massive potential of rainwater harvesting in Africa is underlined in a new report released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Agroforestry Centre,November 13,2006, at the UN Climate Convention talks in Nairobi, Kenya.


European Union donates funds to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene for Zimbabwe’s rural poor.

The European Union has donated 3.7m Euro (approx US$4.7million) to a UNICEF project that will reach 500,000 Zimbabweans with improved sanitation, hygiene and water facilities. The project focuses on those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS.


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