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2012-08-20 22:17:35

People in ancient Rome 2,000 years ago had better access to clean water and sanitation that keeps disease-causing human excrement out of contact with people than many residents of the 21st century, a scientist said here today. Women in developing countries could play a major role in remedying the situation, if given the chance, she added. Jeanette A. Brown, Ph.D., spoke on the global crisis in availability of clean water and basic sanitation like toilets and sewage disposal at the 244th...

2010-10-26 00:01:44

The global sanitation crisis affects 2.6 billion people around the world who do not have access to proper sanitation. The first ever U.S. ICC World Toilet Summit 2010, to be held in Philadelphia October 31 "“ November 3, will reveal innovative designs, huge business opportunities, and other fascinating solutions the world's thought leaders have initiated. The International Breakfast on November 1 will kick off the activities that will demonstrate how commerce and altruism truly can...

2010-09-10 08:05:00

STOCKHOLM/>, September 10, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- Participants at the 2010 World Water Week in Stockholm/> urged the High Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to fully recognise and act upon the fundamental roles of water resources, drinking water, sanitation and water for all. Download the full 2010 Stockholm Statement: http://www.worldwaterweek.org/speeches The summit will be held during September 20-22/> at the United Nations General Assembly...

2010-03-22 05:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- InterAction joins other U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in calling for the United States government to commit available resources to solve the world's growing water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) crisis. World Water Day provides us with an opportunity to focus attention on the fact that millions of people in the developing world lack access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Access to clean water and basic...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'