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Monday, March 23, 2015

World is using too much water, warns U.N

A very interesting post from Humanosphere about the worlds fresh water supplies.

"Nations. At current pace, only 60 percent of the water needed globally will be available. Major steps must be taken to reduce water usage to minimize the growing problem, according to the U.N.’s water body in a new report.
“Over the past century, the development of water resources has been largely driven by the demands of expanding populations for food, fibre and energy,” according to the report, Water for a Sustainable World. “Strong income growth and rising living standards of a growing middle class have led to sharp increases in water use, which can be unsustainable, especially where supplies are vulnerable or scarce.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Practising the human right for safe drinking water and sanitation for sustainability

Everybody deserves access to water and sanitation. Acknowledging safe drinking water and sanitation as human rights is crucial in making this a reality. But how to do that in practice? The handbook on human rights to water and sanitation provides guidance.