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Water News and Reports

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Water, sanitation and hygiene, the pillars of resilience

Last summer two earthquakes and one tsunami devastated two of the poorest areas of Indonesia. The recovery of the access to water and sanitation is a priority so that those who have lost everything get their lives back. The Foundation takes action once again to help those affected by natural disasters, a tragedy aggravated by anthropogenic factors, such as exposure and vulnerability, whose reduction is one of the great challenges for a fair and sustainable future of mankind.

Participation is synonymous with sustainability

Keeping the population in its land and investing in infrastructures are key factors to recover a region after a natural disaster. To do so it is essential to restore the access to water with the full participation of all victims in the operation and maintenance of the infrastructures. This participation is a key factor to achieve a sustainable recovery. The project of the We Are Water Foundation in the Philippines shows that resilience is possible, reviving the growth expectations of the population that experienced the disaster of Typhoon Haiyan.

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Hurricanes: the uncontrolled energy of the water cycle

Simple processes of the water cycle, such as evaporation or condensation, may trigger the energy of several nuclear bombs every day. Hurricanes such as Matthew are phenomena that take millions of lives every year and lead millions of people to poverty, illnesses and starvation. Science needs to play an important role with forecasts, but prevention is not enough, we need to know and to manage all the factors involved before, during and after the catastrophe.

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