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Water Innovation and Investment for a Sustainable Future

According to the World Health Organization, nearly a billion individuals worldwide currently do not have access to safe water and close to 3.6 million people die each year from water-related causes. While staggering, these totals do not account for the additional contamination that takes place through transport and inadequate storage … Read more »

Valuing Water Now and in the Future

Water: it’s the one resource we cannot live without, yet 884 million people, mostly in developing countries, lack access to safe drinking water.  These people have experienced firsthand the harsh realities of the global water crisis. Yet many regions of the developed world, including numerous states within the United States, … Read more »

Eliminating Barriers: A Must For Developing Sustainable Solutions

When 2,500 water experts from 136 countries gather for a weeklong conference on water-related issues, there is bound to be a great deal of discussion, debate, collaboration and innovation. Having just returned from World Water Week in Stockholm, I am left contemplating how we can effectively leverage this momentum to … Read more »

Education’s Unlikely Role in the Water Crisis

Collaboration between governments, nonprofit organizations and the private sector has led to considerable improvements in water technologies and advancements in access to clean water around the world. In the last decade alone, approximately 200 million people have gained access to clean water, which will help the world meet the United … Read more »

Water Innovations Include Generating Electricity from Rainwater

A number of innovations are being highlighted at the Stockholm World Water Week event, some of them the result of corporate prizes. I’ll start with the prize closest to my heart – the Stockholm Junior Water Prize (full disclosure: the global sponsor is ITT). Eighteen-year-old Ceren Burçak Dag, of Nisantasi, … Read more »

Water and Business Inextricably Linked

On March 22, World Water Day, a week of important announcements, learnings and discussions about the intensifying issue of global water scarcity drew to a close. The Fifth World Water Forum was home to firm commitments from more than 100 countries to jointly tackle global water challenges – from access … Read more »

Convergence of Energy, Financial, Food and Water Crises a ‘Perfect Storm’

Climate change and the global financial crisis are top of mind at the World Water Forum (WWF) in Istanbul this week, quite a shift from three years ago. During a well-attended panel featuring technical experts on water and the financial crisis, Jamal Saghir, director of the energy, transport and water … Read more »

Streaming Live From World Water Forum: Nations, Businesses Consider the Way Forward

What is the connection between water, energy and climate change? This is just one of the many questions that are being discussed this week at the World Water Forum (WWF) in Istanbul, Turkey – the premiere global event that aims to help set the water agenda for the next three … Read more »

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