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Water News and Reports

May 2, 2018

Smart cities? Smart citizens!

There can be no technological growth without the support of citizens. Intelligent urban water management systems will achieve maximum efficiency if they go hand in hand with architecture, urban planning and governance in a conscious user environment. Cities are destined to be smart, but they will only succeed if their inhabitants are smart. The experts gathered by the We Are Water Foundation corroborate this.

April 24, 2018

Climate change: the solution starts today, not tomorrow

Climate change has unleashed an unprecedented crisis in human history. In recent years, we have started to experience what science announced decades ago. The majority social awareness, which is essential for immediate and effective mitigation and attenuation actions, is hampered by a remarkable level of resistance to accepting the facts among broad sectors of the population. We need to report with scientific rigour, but also propose understandable and tangible actions to get involved without reservation, and we need to do it now.

No life without water agreements

Never before has the survival or our life pattern depended on water. The water crisis, exacerbated by climate change, affects us all, but it will affect new generations even more. There is an urgent need for dialogue to find accurate diagnoses that will lead to effective solutions. With this goal in mind, the We Are Water Foundation gathered experts in meteorology and water treatment on World Water Day for a debate on the crucial issues all of us and the coming generations will need to face.

Nature does it better, but it has a limit

Nature shows us that the solutions to the severe hydric and environmental challenges we face involve respecting and observing the water cycle and harmonizing with it. The first step to achieve this is to understand its importance in life, its vulnerability and to recognize how we are altering it. “The answer is in nature” is the theme of World Water Day this year; if we want nature to remain our teacher, then we must take care of it before it’s too late.  

The community decides, the community builds

The We Are Water Foundation renews its partnership with UNICEF and starts a new project in Burkina Faso based on the CLTS approach. The goal is the empowerment of communities for the building and maintenance of their own latrines and hygiene education to eradicate open defecation.

Knowledge saves lives

In many deprived areas with no access to water, millions of people are not aware that some of their daily routines pollute the water they will end up drinking. Knowledge of good hygienic and sanitary practices related to water is essential to end the embarrassingly endemic diseases in many areas of the world.

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