All Blog Posts Tagged 'water' (24)

Governance Gaps in Rural Water Access

Over the past three years of doing research in the Peruvian Amazon, I have seen first hand the advances in access to drinking water in rural areas, as well as the substantial obstacles that continue to exist.  This blog explores the challenges ahead in rural water access, especially given the possibility of a new post-2015 goal of universal access. …


Added by Jami Nunez on August 12, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Looking for partnership/collaboration on water rights in Mexico D.F / Colaboración: partes interesadas en los derechos de agua

Dear Sir or Madam,


We are Ainhoa Martinez and Jessica Sanchez, fellows on the Peacebuilder's programme of the Center for Conflict Studies at Monterey Institute of International Studies, located in California, USA. We are researchers from Spain and the United States, taking part in an international team based in Palestine, Ethiopia, Burma and Mexico, whose objective is to gather stories about water conflicts…


Added by Ainhoa Martinez on June 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Real Future of Clean Water


David Bornstein

What would it take to ensure that everyone in the world had access to clean water? I’m prompted to ask this question in response to a recent New York Times Magazine article, which focused on Charity: Water, an organization that has reportedly raised $100 million to finance water projects in the developing world, making it the largest water-focused nonprofit in the United States.

Charity: Water has done an important job raising…


Added by Dowser on March 8, 2014 at 6:36am — No Comments

Harnessing Private Investment to Finance Clean Water and Sanitation

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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 768 million people worldwide lack access to improved drinking water, and over 2,500 million people lack access to sanitation facilities. WHO also estimates the global economic losses associated with inadequate water supply and sanitation to be USD 260 billion annually. Population increases, urbanization, climate change, and surging demand for water by the industrial and…


Added by Dowser on November 4, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments

A 'Most Desolate Place' Gets a New Lease on Life in Kenya

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To read the post on the web site, click here.

By Jacqueline H. Wilson

A colleague once remarked about northern Kenya as we flew over it en route to South Sudan, “I’ve been to many parts of the world, but I believe this is the most desolate place I have…


Added by Viola Gienger on October 22, 2013 at 4:33pm — 5 Comments

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell


An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales.

  Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales, second from the left, in Mexico. Photo: Fernanda…


Added by Other Worlds on September 3, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

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Added by HEEALS on July 22, 2013 at 8:17am — No Comments

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To Create Awareness Regarding Toilet Use ,MH &Hand Wash .
Help us to create a more healthy&happier life for thousands of Girl&Women,we need your support.

Added by HEEALS on July 1, 2013 at 5:21am — No Comments

Curso Virtual en Transparencia, Rendición de Cuentas y Participación en el Sector del Agua

El desarrollo de capacidades tiene una función crucial en el desarrollo de ambientes propicios para los ejercicio de la rendición de cuentas que aseguren una mayor efectividad en la provisión del servicio de agua. La Escuela Virtual y la Red de Integridad del Agua, conscientes de la importancia de la reducción de la corrupción, el aumento de la transparencia y la integridad en el sector del agua, han diseñado un curso de virtual de 10 semanas dirigido a profesionales,…


Added by Carlos Valdivieso on April 4, 2013 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

BIRTHING JUSTICE: Water Is Where Everything Intersects -- Water in the Global Commons

By Beverly Bell

May 14, 2012


Welcome to Birthing Justice: Women Creating Economic and Social Alternatives. The series features twelve alternative social and economic models which expand the possibilities for justice, equity, and strong community. They are based in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Some are national-level, some global-level. Some are propelled by people’s movements, some forced or adopted into government policy. In…


Added by Other Worlds on May 14, 2012 at 6:50pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... March 5th-12th, 2012.

  • Brandeis University in Massachusetts is offering a Master’s Program in Coexistence and Conflict with several scholarship opportunities. The program is geared towards professionals.
  • The Summer Peacebuilding Institute in Harrisonburg, Virginia is still open for the 2012 year. The institute offers courses in development, humanitarian assistance,…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 12, 2012 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Krishnaa Human Initiatives is a Citizen Sector Organization Registered Under The West Bengal Societies Registration Act XXVI of 1961 And enlisted with  the NGO Partnership System of Planning Commission, Government of India. 


The organization launched Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA). The PROGRAM is available online at the following link:



Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on August 29, 2011 at 2:38am — No Comments

Peace Revolution At Global Youth Assembly 2011

Between July 27- 30, 2011, Peace Revolution participated in Ignite Change Now! Global Youth Assembly 2011 at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.


The theme of the conference this year is, “OUR WORLD. OUR WATER.” The program focuses on efforts around the world by various organizations to create sustainability for the environment.

Participants at the GYA 2011 are able to deepen…


Added by Anita on August 10, 2011 at 11:56am — No Comments

Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA)

Krishnaa Human Initiatives is happy to announce the launching of Career Upliftment Program for Academics (CUPA) at Kolkata…


Added by SUSANTA BISWAS on July 20, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Beyond the Ribbon Cutting

This video by Water for People demonstrates why how matters on this Blog Action Day 2010 for access to clean water. When “solutions” are delivered to disadvantaged people without sufficient thought about how community ownership, maintenance, and long-term access to water and sanitation will occur, here’s what… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 15, 2010 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Conflict Composting: Elements

I n this blog series I am likening conflict transformation to conflict composting. We have seen that this process of composting is actually taking the dead mater, adding some elements of air and water and finally putting some little critters called microbes into the mix and the result is rich blend that regenerates the soil. I suggested that the dead plant matter we added first might be analogous to the trauma and brokenness that violent conflict leaves in its wake and be seen as an… Continue

Added by Jonathan Rudy on September 5, 2010 at 4:25pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… August 14th-20th, 2010


  • The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural

    resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous

  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments



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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 4, 2010 at 10:22pm — No Comments

This week in conflict...

I decided to start a new type of post on a Peace of Conflict reviewing conflict situations in the world on a somewhat weekly basis. I figured, I read this stuff every week anyway-- I might as well share it with readers in condensed form.

Here's some of what's happening in the world of conflict this week:


  • The UN General Assembly voted to recognize the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation in a…

Added by Rebecca Sargent on July 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Does climate change affect access to water and rural livelihoods?

Some research shows that climate change will worsen water-related challenges and impact the use of water resources. According to the Independent Evaluation Group’s Water and Development study, with continued climate change severe water crises will cover wider geographic areas. This in turn will worsen the existing food shortages, population displacement and localized restrictions on trade in food. It has…


Added by Bahar Salimova on April 1, 2010 at 5:37pm — No Comments

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