The Millennium Declaration, adopted by all 189 United Nations Member States in 2000, promised a better world with less poverty, hunger and disease; a world in which mothers and children have a greater chance of surviving and of receiving
an education, and where women and girls have the same opportunities as men and boys. It promised a healthier environment and greater cooperation—a world in which developed and developing countries work in partnership for the betterment of all.
Your tap water may be unsafe - even if it is filtered - an official survey has revealed. A joint inspection by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Jal Board (DJB) has found that of the 200 areas surveyed by them 67 major water pipelines had micro cracks and were being contaminated by sewage as the lines cross each other.
A proposal to identify the rural poor that suggests including classes like destitutes, manual scavengers and primitive tribal groups while excluding those who own landlines, refrigerators, two-wheelers and farmers with a Rs 50,000 kisan credit limit, goes to the Cabinet tomorrow.
The plan by the Ministry of Rural Development assumes significance as it will also help identify beneficiaries of the Food Security Act that’s on the UPA’s anvil.
The Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group announced a partnership to bring 5 million gallons of clean water, along with sanitation and hygiene education, to 30 schools in Malawi and Tanzania during its fourth World Water Summit on 20 May.
Jay-Z takes the journey of a lifetime, discovering how lack of clean water leads to horrific conditions - and finds hope along the way.
See how Anand and the doctor transform their village, Time: 1:46 minutes
"International Year of Sanitation 2008 Advocacy Kit", have been made available on the website of Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). It contains comprehensive information on sanitation issues based on the IYS 5 key messages: sanitation is vital for human health, generates economic benefits, promotes dignity and social development, protects the environment and is achievable. The kit contains fact sheets, booklets, a poster, a communication matrix (communicating the 5 messages to different stakeholders — from households, to teachers, to religious leaders to politicians), an advocacy guide, talking points on sanitation, radio interviews, useful links, and interviews with sanitation experts and more.