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2014-06-25 23:10:46

Global Water Mission Depends on Women, Says Living Water International President Emeritus Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Living Water International, an organization that has sponsored 14,000 rural water well projects in 70 developing nations, will devote its 2014 Annual Fund Raising Gala to honoring the role played by women in the success of their mission. Living Water International President Emeritus Jerry Wiley recently announced the gala to Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic...

2014-06-11 16:26:57

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) today announced that August 15 had been named World Portable Sanitation Day (WPSD) by the organization's Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117074 The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 2.6 billion people globally - about a third of the world's population - lack access to adequate sanitation. In addition, about 200 million people...

2014-06-10 23:11:44

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and Radio Host Sharon Kleyne’s Personal Campaign to Avert Global Fresh Water Disaster Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The world is drying up and if humans don’t quickly figure out how to use the Earth’s dwindling fresh water wisely, the result could be disastrous. That is the message of Sharon Kleyne, water researcher, entrepreneur, research center founder and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show. Kleyne has backed up her...

2014-05-28 08:22:33

DAKAR, Senegal and STOCKHOLM, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- eThekwini Water & Sanitation, a part of Durban Municipality in South Africa, is named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services. "This recognition reflects the work of our whole team over the past 22 years and is a tremendous honour for all of us here in Durban," says Neil Macleod, head of eThekwini Water...

2014-05-23 08:25:53

~Sanitation Creations earns second place with $12,000 DANVILLE, Va., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry Dickinson of 3F, LLC, captured first place and $15,000 in the area's first joint Virginia and North Carolina Big Launch Challenge organized by The Launch Place and First Flight Venture Center. Second place went to Liz Morris of Sanitation Creations with a cash prize of $12,000. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140523/90869 3F makes and sells high-performance yarns to...

2014-05-08 12:31:25

SALT LAKE CITY, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Restoremasters is committed to the health and safety of Salt Lake, West Jordan, and Sandy residents. Restoremasters is showing this commitment by investing in the best equipment and techniques to clean up sewage issues. Restoremasters is the premier professional in safely cleaning a sewer backup issue. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140508/85751) Restoremasters cleans sewer issues and floods with the best technology and...

2014-05-08 08:59:42

Although water from improved sources (such as piped water and bore holes) is less likely to contain fecal contamination than water from unimproved sources, improved sources in low- and middle-income countries are not consistently safe, according to a study by US and UK researchers, published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important as WHO and UNICEF track progress towards the Millennium Development Goals water target using the indicator "use of an improved source": this...

2014-05-05 23:12:04

24-Hour Online Giving Campaign to Bring Clean Water to Angola Schenectady, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 African Well Fund is hosting ”Tweet a Well for Bono’s Birthday,” an exclusive 24-hour online giving campaign in honor of the singer’s 54th birthday. The campaign takes place from 3:00 p.m., EST Friday, May 9 – 3:00 p.m., EST Saturday, May 10. During the event, people are encouraged to tweet, blog, and post to encourage others to donate using the hashtag #Bonowell. Donors can follow...

2014-04-29 23:00:25

This week’s meeting of the International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) highlighted some of the connections between building water systems with public health, particularly in buildings such as hospitals, restaurants, and hotels. For more information on IETS (presentation PowerPoints to be posted by IAPMO soon), visit http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/EmergingTechnologySymposium.aspx. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Plumbing experts are among the most “end-user” focused...

2014-04-29 16:23:42

The World Water Summit Draws Experts from Every Region Worldwide TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disease from water and sanitation issues kill more people than all other forms of violence, including war. To date, Rotary Clubs have donated more than US$20 million to address water issues and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is hosting its sixth annual World Water Summit on May 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Amongst other notable keynote speakers is Ms. Jenny Da Rin,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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