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#Spotlight - Well Aware - Solar Powered Community Water Well in Mithini, Kenya

#Spotlight - Well Aware - Solar Powered Community Water Well in Mithini, Kenya

The cascading hills of Thika, Kenya are home to many struggles, including a tragically high population of orphans due to increased rates of HIV/Aids in the area. Mithini is a community in Thika that is rescuing these orphans.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 21.06.2017

Sunglacier Harnesses Solar Power to Harvest Water in the Sahara Desert

Sunglacier Harnesses Solar Power to Harvest Water in the Sahara Desert

Dutch company SunGlacier's off-grid Desert Twins harvester can collect water in the hottest and driest of environments.

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Author: Dezeen

Publish Date: 19.06.2017

New World Bank Report: Greening Africa’s Cities

New World Bank Report: Greening Africa’s Cities

A fast urbanising Africa is bringing many benefits to the country, but as this new report shows it is also having a huge impact on the natural environment. There are important opportunities to change the current environmental trajectory of African cities so that they move towards a more harmonious relationship between their natural and built environments. For this to happen, focused action is necessary.

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Author: The World Bank

Publish Date: 16.06.2017

The DelAgua Kit

The DelAgua Kit

The DelAgua Kit is designed to provide information about the safety of drinking water supplies in difficult situations where laboratory facilities do not exist, but can equally be used in a permanent location. Thermotolerant (faecal) Coliform counts can be obtained within 16 to 18 hours of sampling giving a reliable indication of sanitary risk.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 14.06.2017

#Spotlight - The Water Project - Matende Girls High School, Kenya

#Spotlight - The Water Project - Matende Girls High School, Kenya

Matende Girls High School was started in the year 1974 by its sponsor Church of God. Their purpose was to make sure that children living in the area were educated & empowered.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 12.06.2017

Secretary-General’s Message for World Oceans Day 2017

Secretary-General’s Message for World Oceans Day 2017

“Our Oceans, Our Future”

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Author: UN Secretary-General

Publish Date: 09.06.2017

New World Health Organization Report: Ten Years of Transformation

New World Health Organization Report: Ten Years of Transformation

The World Health Organization has made extraordinary progress in its bold reform agenda over the past decade. Innovative leadership, managerial structures and systems have resulted in increased effectiveness, efficiency, responsiveness, transparency and accountability.

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Author: WHO

Publish Date: 07.06.2017

World Environment Day 2017

World Environment Day 2017

'Connecting people to nature' is the theme for World Environment Day this year. It encourages us to get outdoors and into nature, and appreciate its importance. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 05.06.2017

National Geographic - Chasing Genius - Spouts of Water

National Geographic - Chasing Genius - Spouts of Water

At 19, Kathy Ku had a simple idea that would change thousands of lives, not to mention her own. She found a way to bring clean water to people in Uganda, where she lived as a student. See Kampala through her eyes, and why she was determined to blow past rejection and make a difference for the people there.

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Author: National Geographic

Publish Date: 01.06.2017

MAY
#FutureTech - One of World's First Kite-Driven Power Stations Set to Open in Scotland

#FutureTech - One of World's First Kite-Driven Power Stations Set to Open in Scotland

One of the world’s first commercial-scale, kite-driven power stations is set to be created near Stranraer in Scotland in what could be a major step towards finding the “magic solution” to humanity’s energy problems.

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Author: The Independent

Publish Date: 31.05.2017

#Spotlight - Sehgal Foundation - Building a Check Dam in Khohar Village, Rajasthan

#Spotlight - Sehgal Foundation - Building a Check Dam in Khohar Village, Rajasthan

Until a few years ago, Khohar village near Alwar was not your typical Rajasthani village, hardly anyone could be seen in the village, many houses were locked and not much activity was visible even during pleasant weather.

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Author: The Better India

Publish Date: 26.05.2017

America's first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

America's first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The US uses an astounding amount of energy: about 97 quadrillion BTU's, or about 18% of world's total energy consumption. And demand is only going to increase over time.

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Author: Business Insider UK

Publish Date: 24.05.2017

DelAgua Training Videos with Arabic Subtitles

DelAgua Training Videos with Arabic Subtitles

The DelAgua Kit training videos are now online, with Arabic subtitles. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 22.05.2017

DelAgua Kit Case Study - Harikar NGO and CARE - Testing in IDP Camps in N.Iraq

DelAgua Kit Case Study - Harikar NGO and CARE - Testing in IDP Camps in N.Iraq

Harikar NGO are working with CARE to provide water quality testing in camps for IDPs (Internationally Displaced People), in Northern Iraq. CARE have carried out a 2-day training course with Harikar field staff on the DelAgua Kit so they are able to carry out weekly bacteriological testing.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 17.05.2017

New WHO Report - Healthier, Fairer, Safer: The Global Health Journey 2007 - 2017

New WHO Report - Healthier, Fairer, Safer: The Global Health Journey 2007 - 2017

An independent report, commissioned by WHO and written by Sir Liam Donaldson, reflects on the trends, achievements and challenges in global health over the past decade during which Dr Margaret Chan has been Director-General of WHO. It discusses the role of WHO in dealing with such issues as the rise of noncommunicable diseases, leaps in life expectancy, and emerging threats like climate change and antimicrobial resistance. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 16.05.2017

#Spotlight - Evidence Action - Dispensers for Safe Water

#Spotlight - Evidence Action - Dispensers for Safe Water

Evidence Action is currently working in Kenya, Malawi and Uganda to provide sustained access to clean water. Their project 'Dispensers for Safe Water' is a seemingly simple solution to the problem of unsafe water in rural and remote communities.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 10.05.2017

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