Web link

www. WaterForHumans.Org

Monday, March 19, 2012

Launch of the 4th edition of the World Water Development Report

The World Water Forum
The World Water Assessment Programme is pleased to announce that on 12 March 2012, on the first day of the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France, the UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, launched the widely anticipated 4th edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR4) ‘Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk’.


Volume 1: Managing Water under Uncertainty and Risk
Volume 2: Knowledge Base
Volume 3: Facing the Challenges

Click here to download WWDR4

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

PLU Talk "Suffering from water in Oaxaca"

From the talk Rick gave at PLU late last month.

"We all need water, said Rick McKenney, executive director of Water for Humans.

McKenney kicked off the second day of the Wang Center’s Water Symposium with a talk about the challenges and opportunities with water and sanitation in Oaxaca.

“Suffering from water – this is what Mexicans say when they are dealing with a lack of water,” McKenney said. “Mexico considers water a public right but there’s a juxtaposition and some tension there. How do you equitably charge people for this asset?”
By By Katie Scaff '13

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Millennium development goal on safe drinking water reaches target early

UN tempers news that 89% of global population can access safe drinking water with warning that sanitation MDG is a long way off

The international target to halve the number of people who do not have access to safe drinking water has been met, five years before the 2015 deadline, the UN announced on Tuesday.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Unicef joint monitoring programme for water supply and sanitation (JMP), between 1990 and 2010 more than 2 billion people gained access to improved drinking water sources, such as piped supplies and protected wells. Using data from household surveys and censuses, the JMP said at the end of 2010, 89% of the population – 6.1 billion people – now used improved drinking water sources, 1% more than the 88% target contained in millennium development goal (MDG) number seven, set in 2000. more