Urban expansion, the demand of agricultural production, the need to evolve in political management and climate change define a crucial moment in the progress of Latin American countries, which depend on water more than ever. Sergio Bitar, Chilean engineer and former minister, explained this in the series of conferences “Water and metropolis” organized by the We Are Water Foundation and Casa Amèrica Catalunya.
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Is it possible to live surrounded by contaminated water? Some people are doing it, like the poorest inhabitants of the banks of the Musi River, in India. Waste water affects their health and degrades their standard of living. The riverside dwellers survive this unacceptable situation waiting for alternatives.
Tourism is a promising economic driver for many emerging countries and one of the key distribution elements of wealth in the world. But it is a great consumer of water and it has a special impact on the environment. The sector is directly menaced by climate change and should advance with proper management towards a sustainable model that serves as a reference.
Kinene, a nine-year-old boy living along the shore of Lake Victoria, needs clean water to wash fish with her mother. This is the only source of income of his family, a family that, as most of the 30 million people living on the largest lake in Africa, suffers the consequences of its high level of pollution.
Justice for women in the access to water and sanitation will not be attained without more specific statistical data on their situation. The campaign #NoWalking4Water needs to raise our awareness of the gender invisibility suffered by millions of women, which prevents efficient actions from being carried out in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is the story of Marcela and Maritza, two women and mothers that share their situation with millions of women and mothers all around the world: the lack of water. Almost invisible and alone, their survival routine and their attitude are impressive examples of resilience and dignity, but also of the injustice of that daily fight to supply their family with the water they need to survive.
The campaign for the right of women to water access has achieved its greatest international exposure in its first anniversary. It has been the core idea of numerous activities carried out by the We Are Water Foundation to commemorate World Water Day 2017
The treatment of waste water brings to light the fundamental problem of the water cycle management in the industrialised world. The basic problem is identical in the poorest areas but the social consequences are catastrophic. The conclusions of the experts gathered at the debate “Reuse of water, Are we ready?” organised by the We Are Water Foundation, point to the action of citizens that are well informed of the integral water cycle. There is a great deal at stake.
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