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Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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Lisa Schlein
FILE - A child fills a container with water for domestic use in Delmas, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.
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GENEVA — Two leading U.N. agencies are calling for greater action to provide safe drinking water and basic sanitation to more than three billion people. A joint report by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children’s Fund says more must be done to close the gap between the billions who have access to improved water and sanitation and those who do not. ... Read more about Billions Still Lack Access to Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation

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Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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European Geosciences Union - See Abstract
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Abstract. There is growing concern in Europe about the possible rise in the severity and frequency of extreme drought events as a manifestation of climate change. In order to plan suitable adaptation strategies it is important for decision makers to know how drought conditions will develop at regional scales. This paper therefore addresses the issue of future developments in streamflow drought characteristics across Europe. ... Read more about Ensemble projections of future streamflow droughts in Europe

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Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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Mark Tran
Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct
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Leigh Cassidy explains how her grain research led to a system which can purify water poisoned by arsenic in Bangladesh

A project to remove arsenic from groundwater in Bangladesh began by accident, when Dr Leigh Cassidy from Aberdeen University was working on technology to treat industrially contaminated water in the UK. ... Read more about Draff to dram: water cleanser created in chance study of whisky byproduct

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Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation
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Mighty River Jordan matters more than any other river – for three religions, for the people living alongside it, for thousands of years of history and as both a joint resource and a dividing line for countries in today's rather difficult political environment. But the respect given to it does not reflect this importance. There is overuse and pollution all along the river, and once it reaches the Dead Sea, massive overuse of its water upstream has reduced it to a rivulet of sewage. ... Read more about Conflict over water in cross-border river basins – the need for peaceful cooperation

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Taking the Ick Factor Out of Recycled Water

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KATE GALBRAITH
Taking the Ick Factor Out of Recycled Water
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AUSTIN, TEXAS — Cleaned-up sewage is nobody’s first choice for drinking water.

But some parts of the world may not have much choice, especially if they have large or growing populations and limited fresh water. Parched communities from Singapore to the United States are coming to terms with the “toilet to tap” idea, aided by educational campaigns and careful marketing. (Do not call it “toilet to tap,” for starters.) ... Read more about Taking the Ick Factor Out of Recycled Water

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Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

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http://www.grid.unep.ch/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=73&Itemid=400&lang=en&project_id=1E27F302

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Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

This graph charts global progress in providing access to drinking water and access to sanitation. The Millennium Development Goal numbers are plotted at the end of the graph for comparison of actual progress versus the UN's plan. ... Read more about Availability of Drinking Water and Sanitation Over Time

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