About: water and sanitation

Energy 07-02-2018

Enhancing water security in urban areas

The rise in the urban population worldwide is expected to lead to a 50% increase in demand for energy and water, generating challenges that exert pressure on water resources and threaten global water security, writes Benedito Braga.

Is water a female issue?

Around 30% of the world's population still do not have access to safe drinking water and 60% do not have safe sanitation, but lack of access to sanitation affects women more than men, Bruno Tisserand explains in the aftermath of World Water Week, hosted in Stockholm last week.
Development Policy 19-11-2014

World Toilet Day: EU should make sanitation a development priority

Today marks UN World Toilet Day. In Europe we might question the need for a special commemorative day for something that for us is so trivial and commonplace. But for many people around the world, this is no joke., writes MEP Catherine Bearder.
Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN [World Economic Forum]
Development Policy 04-08-2014

Local communities bring new hope for Haiti

Haitian communities have taken the reconstruction of the Caribbean country into their own hands, completing the efforts to eliminate cholera that were initiated by the government and the UN, writes Ban Ki-moon.
Global Europe 08-03-2012

Water and sanitation: An opportunity for donors

Europe, the US and other donors have an opportunity to be a more catalytic part of the solution to global water and sanitation needs by strengthening the capacity of developing countries to solve these challenges themselves, writes John Oldfield. 

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