clean drinking water

EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

Article: EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $2 million grant to Philadelphia to help the city address the risk of intentional contamination of its drinking water by diseases, pests, or poisonous agents. The federal agency says it could make a total of $9.5 million available to the…

Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

Article: Kyrgyz Clean Water Project Under Scrutiny

By Elina Karakulova BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan, June 11, 2008 (ENS) – A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program…

Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

Article: Kurdistan's Dirty Water Arouses Fears of Cholera Epidemic

By Azeez Mahmood SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan, Iraq, May 5, 2008 (ENS) – A rash of patients hospitalized with diarrhea and vomiting in northern Iraq has raised fears of a cholera outbreak across the region. In April, the main hospital in Sulaimaniyah received an average of 25 patients per day with such symptoms – which are very…

UNICEF Tap Project Raises a Glass to Clean Water

Article: UNICEF Tap Project Raises a Glass to Clean Water

CHICAGO, Illinois, March 28, 2008 (ENS) – To mark World Water Day, celebrated on March 22 each year, hundreds of Chicagoland area restaurants participated in the week-long UNICEF Tap Project. The program was started last year to bring attention to the urgent need for clean drinking water and to help supply parts of the world…