Category: Clean Water & Sanitation

World Water Day 2019: How to Act

Sustainable Development Goal #6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive. Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and […]

Art Tackles Drought

For 31-year-old graffiti artist Mundano from São Paulo, Brazil, art has to do with attitude. He makes people stop and think about the issues swirling around them everyday. His bold, colorful street art isn’t just eye candy; it calls attention to social, environmental and political issues, while raising chuckles from passersby. Coming across a cactus […]

Salesforce Builds Largest High-rise Water Recycling System in U.S.

Global Customer Relationship Management (CRM) company, Salesforce, has opened Salesforce Tower in San Francisco – featuring the largest on-site water recycling system in a commercial high-rise building in the United States.  In Salesforce Tower, wastewater from sources such as rooftop rainwater collection, cooling towers, showers, sinks, toilets and urinals will be collected, treated in a centralized treatment center and recirculated […]

Swarovski Puts The Sparkle Into Water Conservation

Water has always been at the heart of the Swarovski story since it was founded in 1895. The family-run company relies on small-scale hydro-electric power at its manufacturing site in the Austrian Alps. The crystal manufacturer recently made a film called “Waterschool,” that teaches young people the importance of fresh water. Following its premiere at […]

The Toilet That Uses Your Air Conditioning to Flush

The world’s first cistern to use condensate from air conditioning units to flush the toilet has been launched and would save 4.7 billion liters of water a year for the 1,477 US hotels currently being built. “For decades we’ve designed and installed schemes and watched the stream of water produced by air conditioning units literally […]

Actress Shailene Woodley: I Didn’t Plan on Being Arrested

Actress Shailene Woodley was honored last month at the 26th Environmental Media Awards (EMAs), where she used the opportunity to call on people to attend the protests at Standing Rock. The protests are against a planned pipeline to transfer crude oil to the refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Protesters say the building of the pipeline […]

Matt Damon: Lead Actor On The World’s Water Crisis

More people have access to cellphones than to clean water. This is a shocking fact in a world that has the technology and financial means to resolve one of humanity’s most basic problems, but in which we have failed to apply the solutions. Matt Damon has taken his tough-guy, action hero character off the screen […]

There Are No Bailout Packages To Rescue Us From Water Debt

One of our keynote speakers at the East Welcomes West – Women’s Power Summit in Beijing was Mina Guli. Mina is an Australian, living in Beijing whose passion is global water awareness. She began as an environmental attorney and moved into managing a fund dedicated to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in China. Through this work, […]