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AUGUST
World Humanitarian Day, 19th August 2017

World Humanitarian Day, 19th August 2017

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 19.08.2017

Chile Takes Action on Air Pollution

Chile Takes Action on Air Pollution

A programme launched in 2014 to replace 200,000 firewood based heaters is improving air quality, the Government of Chile says. 

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Author: UN Environment

Publish Date: 18.08.2017

#FutureTech - Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution with a Robotic Eel

#FutureTech - Pinpointing Sources of Water Pollution with a Robotic Eel

Researchers from EPFL, together with other institutes, have developed a robotic eel that swims through contaminated water to find the source of the pollution. The sensor-equipped robot can be controlled remotely or move on its own. In tests carried out in a small section of Lake Geneva, the robot was able to generate maps of water conductivity and temperature.

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Author: Mediacom

Publish Date: 16.08.2017

Pollution Popsicles - Highlight the Problem of Water Contamination in Taiwan

Pollution Popsicles - Highlight the Problem of Water Contamination in Taiwan

Three students of the National Taiwan University of the Arts have created 100 popsicles made from polluted waters of Taiwan’s lakes, rivers, beaches and ports to raise awareness on the problem of pollution. Setting aside the flavour, the polluted water popsicles contain collected sewage samples that were first frozen and then preserved in polyester resin. Wrapped in packaging also designed by the team, the project highlights the contrast between what is beautiful and what is problematic for the environment.

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Author: designboom

Publish Date: 11.08.2017

#Spotlight - Ryan's Well Foundation - Safe Water for 6 Villages and a Maternity Clinic in Ghana

#Spotlight - Ryan's Well Foundation - Safe Water for 6 Villages and a Maternity Clinic in Ghana

Ryan's Well and their partner DONA (Dawn of the New Age) are working with the Ashanti people in the Amansie area of Ghana. 

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 09.08.2017

Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health

Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health

The Health & Environment Alliance (HEAL) has launched a new report titled 'Hidden Price Tags: How Ending Fossil Fuel Subsidies Would Benefit Our Health', providing the first ever comparison of fossil fuel subsidies and the costs to health associated with air pollution from fossil fuels.

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Author: Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL)

Publish Date: 07.08.2017

#FutureTech - Finding Water Leaks While They're Easy to Fix

#FutureTech - Finding Water Leaks While They're Easy to Fix

Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems lose an average of 20 percent of their supply because of leaks. These leaks not only make shortages worse but also can cause serious structural damage to buildings and roads by undermining foundations.

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Author: MIT News

Publish Date: 01.08.2017

JULY
African Governments Commit to Investing in Green Innovation to Boost Continent's Development

African Governments Commit to Investing in Green Innovation to Boost Continent's Development

Investment in innovative environmental solutions is essential to Africa's development, the continent's environment ministers concluded on Friday, at the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment in Libreville, Gabon.

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Author: UN Environment

Publish Date: 24.07.2017

#Spotlight - Splash - Transforming Schools for Students in Nepal

#Spotlight - Splash - Transforming Schools for Students in Nepal

Splash are working to achieve sustainable WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) in school projects in all 500 government schools in Kathmandu, Nepal. Through partnership with the Nepali government Splash are building an environment where these students have clean water, clean hands and clean toilets. They are on target to achieve this by 2019.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 19.07.2017

JMP 2017 Update Report Published

JMP 2017 Update Report Published

The JMP 2017 update report presents indicators and baseline estimates for the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report introduces the indicators of safely managed drinking water and sanitation services, which go beyond use of improved facilities, to include consideration of the quality of services provided. For the first time, hygiene estimates are reported for 70 countries.

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Author: WHO & UNICEF

Publish Date: 17.07.2017

Solar Powers India's Clean Energy Revolution

Solar Powers India's Clean Energy Revolution

With 1.3 billion people, India is the world’s third largest consumer of electricity. Over 450 million ceiling fans are in use and 40 million sold each year, but 240 million people still have no legal electricity connection. Demand for electricity is growing at the same rate as in France or Germany as millions of people in rural or impoverished areas seek access to power in their homes and workplaces. 

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Author: The World Bank

Publish Date: 10.07.2017

View Our DelAgua Training Videos Online

View Our DelAgua Training Videos Online

Our training videos are all available online, so they can be accessed from all over the world.

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Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 03.07.2017

JUNE
Chile’s Largest Metro Network to be Powered by Solar and Wind

Chile’s Largest Metro Network to be Powered by Solar and Wind

Santiago’s metro system – which transports approximately 2.4 million passengers each day – will become one of the first subways in the world to source most of its power needs from renewable energy. 

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Author: Climate Action/ UN Environment

Publish Date: 30.06.2017

#FutureTech - Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

#FutureTech - Freshwater from salt water using only solar energy

Modular, off-grid desalination technology could supply families, towns.

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Author: RICE University

Publish Date: 28.06.2017

#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

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