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.
Water News and Reports
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.
For over 10.000 years we have coexisted with an unavoidable attribute of our civilization: sewage, human waste that even today continues to be lethal for millions of people. A brief review of a history that demystifies us.
Waste water, the theme of this year´s World Water Day, is a scourge we cannot afford. Its treatment and reuse is a vital factor that needs to reach every corner of the world, as it is lethal for millions of people, it obstructs the access to water for the poor and it contaminates rivers, aquifers and oceans. Four experts will discuss about this challenge that needs to be faced inevitably at the round table organised by the We Are Water Foundation on the 22nd March.
The access to water is an essential factor for children´s health in the poorest islands of Indonesia
The new project started by the We Are Water Foundation in collaboration with World Vision to drill wells in the Lesser Sunda Islands aims to improve the health and nutrition of children in an area in which a high percentage of the population does not have access to water and defecates in the open.
The Water War in Cochabamba in 2000 was one of the most significant moments in the fight for the right to water in Latin America. But Bolivia has not solved its severe water problems yet and it is one of the most threatened countries by climate change. Its battle is not lost: the "water committees" are a social empowerment tool and the best guarantee of resilience.
We need to start thinking more about how we interact with water instead of how we control it. The most developed countries are designing an intelligent water network that is able to control the supply problems and prevent natural disasters. But the solution based on a model that is exclusively technological is not the right one and it can increase the already existing barriers for those who do not even have water.
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