World Water Week 2021

Organized by SIWI World Water Week 2021 August 23-27, 2021 RSVP Hosted and organized by SIWI, World Water Week is the leading annual global event for concretely addressing the planet’s major water issues. In 2021, World Water Week 2021 will be held entirely online, 23-27 August, with the theme Building Resilience Faster. Are you hosting an event soon?…

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Organizations Make WASH a Top Priority

By Andrew Cooney, Global Health Council  In the wake of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), great strides were made in the area of improved access to clean water. However, this success did not, unfortunately, translate when it came to sanitation and hygiene.[i] As a result, last year when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed, a…

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Water Failures Are Putting the World’s Health at Risk

This op-ed was cross-posted from TIME Magazine, and written by Dr. Christine Sow, President and Executive Director of GHC, and Susan Barnett, Founder of Faiths for Safe Water ‘This is not an expensive, high-tech problem; it’s a problem of prioritization’ The world reacted in horror and indignation this week when a reporter posted a photo of a…

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The Fundamental Question About Water

By Hope Randall, Communications Associate, Defeat Diarrheal Disease (DefeatDD) Initiative, PATH. This blog was cross-posted from the Huffington Post. “What can we do without water?” In Nthalire, a remote, dusty village in Malawi, a school teacher asks the obvious question in a classroom with too many empty desks. People are remarkably resilient in less-than-ideal circumstances, but it…

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Women and Water in Kenya

This blog was cross-posted from International Medical Corps.  In Kenya, a woman is burdened with the important chore of collecting, managing, transporting and storing water. This can be an incredibly challenging task in Samburu County in northern Kenya, one of the driest areas of the country often plagued by water shortages. Sometimes it will not rain…

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Coming Soon: Globalization and Health’s Special Issue on Climate Change

In 2012, Globalization and Health will publish a new special issue “Climate Change and Global Health: Implications for Human Health and Health Systems.” This new issue will explore the ability of health systems to respond to potential disasters linked to climate change. Climate change contributes to extreme weather conditions and significant changes in precipitation, which in turn…

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328 Million Africans Without Safe Water, But Hope Survives

This guest blog was written by Jena Nardella, co-founder and executive director of Blood:Water Mission. Blood:Water Mission, the organization I co-founded, has been working in dozens of countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, including a Kenyan region overlooked by governments, charities and markets. This region, the Marsabit district in the northern part of the country, sits close…

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