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January 16, 2013

The right to sanitation, central theme of World Toilet Day

  • The UN warns of the taboo subject as one of the barriers to solving the lack of suitable hygienic services in the world.
  • More than 2½ billion people do not have access to improved sanitation and around one and half million people, in their majority children under five, die each year from illnesses related to water and sanitation.
  • For 2015, one of the millennium development goals is focused on reducing by half the number of people without access to basic suitable sanitation.
January 3, 2013

The citizen, agent and beneficiary of the smart city

Smart City Expo - World Congress

  • The Smart City Expo World Congress of Barcelona shows some of the strategies to achieve efficient water management.
  • The management strategies attempt to rationalise consumption and minimise the loss of water in the interests of a sustainable city that saves energy and pollutes less.
December 19, 2012

Rural women, a fundamental pillar for water management

  • International Day of Rural Women places emphasis on women to guarantee food security, reduce poverty and protect hydric resources in the most disadvantaged rural areas.
  • UN Women, the World Food Programme, the FAO and the International Fund for Agricultural Development begin an empowerment programme for rural women.
October 26, 2012

“Design and water”, a very advantageous union

  • The We Are Water Foundation is committed to innovative and ecological design in order to alleviate the problem of water.
  • Within the setting of Barcelona Design Week, the Foundation organised the first round table discussion that brings together design and the search for solutions to the problem of water.
  • A desalinating solar oven, a toilet that separates and makes use of faecal waste and the management of water in a London hotel exhibited by their creators.
September 13, 2012

Wasted food, lost water

World Water Week 2012, which is held annually in Stockholm, this year focused on water and food security, and more specifically on the problem of food waste.

The official report Feeding a thirsty world: challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world was presented.

The speakers emphasised increasing investments to improve the use of water for the agricultural sector, reducing food loss and making the end consumer aware in the responsible use of hydric resources.

July 31, 2012

Water against the uprooting of the poorest in India

The We Are Water Foundation visits the projects in which it collaborates with the Vicente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur.

The construction of reservoirs and the establishment of the drip irrigation system are the basis to eradicate poverty and recover the ecological balance of the area.

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