world water day

Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

Article: Green tech finds: Poop-free water edition

It’s World Water Day, so in celebration, I’ve found a number of cool stories about water-related technology, including a ocean-going drone, and clean water from poop (really!).

DC Environmental Film Festival meets World Water Day

Article: DC Environmental Film Festival meets World Water Day

I’m sure it wasn’t lost on the organizers of this year’s Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital that the second week of screenings and events overlapped World Water Day on Thursday. Of course, it was probably also easier to book space in conjunction with this particular environmental event than one occurring, say, next month (which…

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…

Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

Article: Lack of Political Will Impedes Sanitation Improvements

NEW YORK, New York, March 23, 2008 (ENS) – A lack of political will remains the greatest obstacle to efforts to reduce the number of people without access to basic sanitation and clean, running water, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Saturday in a message to mark World Water Day. This year, World Water Day coincides…

Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

Article: Mayor Newsom Encourages Restaurants to Drop Bottled Water

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Gavin Newsom was joined Thursday at the Ferry Building by national nonprofit Food & Water Watch and local restaurant leaders who took the opportunity of United Nations’ World Water Day March 22 to follow the city’s lead by replacing bottled water with tap water. In June…

World's Water Needs Grow More Urgent

Article: World's Water Needs Grow More Urgent

NEW YORK, New York, March 17, 2008 (ENS) – The international community needs to start creating strategies for using water more efficiently and sharing it more fairly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, warning that unless action is taken soon, the conflicts and problems caused by water shortages around the world will multiply. In an…