Latest Sustainable sanitation Stories

2012-06-13 14:44:59

Maintaining the world’s large river basins will be a key to bolstering the overall health and economies of the regions containing them, according to a new report by the United Nations.

2012-02-13 08:00:00

For years, the United Nations, World Health Organization and other noted groups that are working to eradicate death and illness due to lack of sanitation have been spreading the word about these

2011-07-19 07:30:00

New Strategy Promotes Adoption of Safe, Affordable Sanitation in the Developing World KIGALI, Rwanda, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced the launch of a strategy to help bring safe, clean, sanitation services to millions of poor people in the developing world.

2010-11-07 00:15:24

ICC World Toilet Summit Kickoff Integrates U.S. and Global Experts. The World Toilet Summit is a crucial event that brings together brilliant professionals from various industries in an effort to escalate the solution to the global sanitation crisis.

2010-10-26 00:01:44

Incredible Lineup of Speakers at ICC World Toilet Summit Breakfast 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.

2010-04-22 15:09:00

Countries with the greatest unmet sanitation and water needs most often receive little or no aid WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between 1997 and 2008, aid commitments for sanitation and water fell from 8% of total development aid to 5%, lower than commitments for health, education, transport, energy and agriculture, according to the latest UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report, launched yesterday by UN-Water and the World Health...

2010-04-14 14:11:18

UNU-INWEH report offers 9-point prescription for achieving Millennium Development Goal for sanitation by 2015.

2010-03-15 10:49:00

Open defecation - the riskiest sanitation practice - is on the decline worldwide GENEVA and NEW YORK, March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 87 percent of the world's population or approximately 5.9 billion people using safe drinking-water sources, the world is on track to meet or even exceed the drinking-water target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), according to the new WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report titled: "Progress on Sanitation and Drinking - Water: 2010...

2009-09-25 13:46:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Open defecation and flying toilet still remain the predominant methods of human waste disposal in urban slums, a situation that offers great planning, health and socioeconomic challenges to governments and development partners.

2006-09-05 14:07:12

By Laura MacInnis GENEVA (Reuters) - Without a massive rise in investment, the world will fail to deliver on a pledge to halve the percentage of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015, two U.N. agencies said on Tuesday.

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