Search results for "clean water"

Solar Water Disinfecting Tarpaulin Wins Competition

Posted By Christina in Miscellaneous

The 2008 Metropolis Magazine Next Generation design competition challenged young architects and designers to create a sustainable solution to make the world better, and safer, with ideas related to the theme of ‘water.' We are thrilled to announce that this year's $10,000 prize was awarded to San Francisco based architect and CCA professor Eric Olsen! Olsen's winning design is a Solar Water Disin http://www.inhabitat.com -

ACC and USAId Unite to Bring Clean Water to West Africa

Posted By goopsgoops in Water Quality

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have joined forces to help provide safe drinking water to Ghana, Mali and Niger.

The groups announced a new two-year, $1.3 million partnership to implement household-based drinking water programs in communities facing some of the most severe poverty and health challenges in the world. The USAID-led p http://www.denverpost.com -

DEVELOPMENT-ANGOLA: Stressing the Importance of Clean Water

Posted By goopsgoops in Water Quality

A survey of Angolan households has revealed less than half of caregivers always treat water with a reliable method before giving it to children. And one third of those interviewed by Population Services International (PSI) believes water is blessed by God and does not need to be sterilised before use. http://www.ipsnews.net -

The Prem Rawat Foundation Gives US$100,000 for Clean Water in Ghana

Posted By vbilvardi in Water Quality

LOS ANGELES, Jul 16, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) has made a grant of US$100,000 to Community Water and Ecological Sanitation Care (CWESC) to provide 10 impoverished communities within Ghana's Wa West and Gemoa East districts with potable water and proper sanitation essential to eliminating debilitating diseases associated with contaminated water. The grant is the thir http://www.marketwatch.com -

Would You?

Posted By teddyRIO in Water Quality

Today 1.1 billion people will have no choice but to drink dirty water.

Thanks to an accident of birth, you're not one of them.

But what if you were? If you had to wash the dishes with it, bathe in it, drink it - and ask yourself this question-if you had to give dirty water to those you love knowing it could kill them, would you? http://www.youtube.com -

Water feat as scientists turn sewage into cleaner liquid

Posted By Ryan13 in Water Quality

SCIENTISTS from Edinburgh University have helped develop a system that turns farmyard sewage into cleaner water.

The method was developed in co-operation with the Irish Government and backed by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

It involves storing liquid containing traces of manure and farmyard runoff in outdoor shallow ponds.

The resultant sludge is http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com -

For Clean Water; Chlorine-tolerant membranes for desalination

Posted By vbilvardi in Water Quality

One of the most pressing needs of our time is safe, sustainable access to fresh water. The dominant technology for desalination of water is membrane-based desalination, an energy-efficient, environmentally friendly process.


Scientists have now developed a new membrane material that, unlike current polyamide membranes, tolerates chlorinated water. A team headed by Ho Bum Park (University of U http://www.innovationsreport.de -

Arkansas: Campaign launched on $300M water project bonds

Posted By macy in Planning and Management

A group billing itself as Arkansans for Clean Water filed paperwork with the state Ethics Commission to campaign for the proposed bond issue, which will go before voters in November. The proposal, referred to voters by the Legislature, would help the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission continue to provide grants and loans to local governments for water and sewer projects. http://www.thecabin.net -