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Childhood Under Attack in Yemen

David Bull | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK
David Bull

The conflict in Yemen is a tragedy for the country's children. I wish I could make it stop. Despite the dangers and difficulties, Unicef staff are in the country and working day and night delivering vital, life-saving supplies, immunising children, providing emergency nutrition and clean water, and helping children wherever we can. Unicef only have a fraction of the funds we need and are stretched thin. We can help more children but only with your support.

Want To Lose Weight? Drink A Pint Of Water Before Meals, Experts Suggest

PA | By Jennifer Cockerell, Press Association Health Correspondent | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The key to losing weight could be as simple as drinking a pint of water before tucking into your dinner, researchers believe. A study in which obes...

Why Taps and Toilets Are Helping Children Gain an Education

Maria Bystedt | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK
Maria Bystedt

We've all been there, standing in line to use the toilet. The wait can seem like forever, but in reality it's probably only a few inconvenient minutes. Now imagine having to wait for hours every single day just to use a private toilet, only to find the facilities lacking at the front of the queue and nothing to wash your hands with.

Wising Up About Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

We all know a country can only develop fully if all of its population has access to water and sanitation. Taps and toilets transform people's life chances, leading to better health, education and economic opportunities. It is fundamental to eradicating extreme poverty and to women and girl's empowerment.

The Pages Of This Amazing Book Make Dirty Water Drinkable

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK Tech

Scientists have devised a "Drinkable Book" with chemically altered pages that could make contaminated water pure by 99.9%. A team from Carnegie Mel...

Taking A Dip In The British Seaside This Summer? Here's How To Make Sure You're Swimming In Clean Water

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

If you're "going British" for your summer holiday and heading to the lovely English seaside, then you're going to want to know you're dipping your toe...

The Global Water Challenge - Science for Diplomacy as Well as Development

Alan Gemmell | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Alan Gemmell

We are asking researchers to work across national boundaries and subject disciplines bringing experimental, natural and social science together for the benefit of some of the world's most water poor societies. Our projects may not save the Gazan aquifer but we hope others will.

Water Catastrophe - The Night There Wasn't Any Water Left In The Taps

A. Dassu | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK
A. Dassu

Next time I turn the news on and see a story about people living through a drought, or floods affecting people's houses and lives, I won't just feel sorry for them. I will understand a lot better what they must be going through and will pick up that phone and donate more and encourage everyone I know to do the same.

What Heatwave? Kennington Is Flooded And Being Sandbagged

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

Homes have been flooded and a busy through road in south London was closed after a water main burst in Kennington on Monday morning. Fire crews an...

'The Earth Is Looking Like An Immense Pile Of Filth': Pope Goes On Climate Change Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has said the earth is looking "more and more like an immense pile of filth", following his ground-breaking encyclical on climate change, ...

The World Is Officially Running Out Of Water

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech

Humans have more than 99 problems and scientists have just pushed water higher up the list. A new study conducted by scientists at the University ...

Living Without Water - Volunteering in Nicaragua with Raleigh International

Rebecca Tracy | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Rebecca Tracy

At first it sounds impossible, but it's not. People do it all over the world for days and even weeks on end. I remember vividly the second week living with my host family in Nicaragua. We had a big orange carton called a "pichinga" which we filled up with water from the well at the bottom of our garden and purified with a chlorine tablet. Occasionally we would have running water from a tap to be purified.

What Do Earth Day and Levi's Jeans Have in Common? Water Resource Sustainability and Consumer Responsibility

Rose Taylor | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

April 22nd is Earth Day. Maybe this means a lot to you, perhaps it doesn't. Maybe you want to help the environment but don't know where to start. Well, how about don't wash your jeans. Not on Earth Day, or the next day, or the next week or even the next month.

How Dehydration Could Be As Bad As Drink Driving

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Being dehydrated while driving may mean you make as many mistakes as drivers who have drank alcohol, a new study suggests. Reachers found that dri...

Belu Water Hits £1Million - And Transforms People's Lives

Barbara Frost | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

Belu started with a simple idea - to transform the bottled water industry by reducing the sector's environmental impact and using 100% of its profits to fund clean water projects in the world's poorest communities. From humble beginnings, this mineral water has made a huge impact.

Worthy Successor to Ice Bucket Challenge

Jeremy Horner | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Jeremy Horner

This World Water Day we're asking everyone who has the luxury to pour clean water over their head to instead consider donating the cost of a still bottle of water to someone who really needs it. Unlike kissing a twiglet it could help to save millions of lives

World Water Day: Water for Life in Tajikistan

Samira Sarifkhodjaeva | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK
Samira Sarifkhodjaeva

Climate change, inefficient water delivery systems, and intensive agriculture are making it more and more difficult to get clean water. As the world observes World Water Day on March 22, we need to consider what we need to do to solve water problems in Central Asia and the rest of the world. It's up to all of us.

Harping on About Water

Catrin Finch | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK
Catrin Finch

I accompanied Serawark on her daily routine and was appalled to see that the water she depends on was teeming with leeches. I watched as Serawark tried her best to only collect the cleanest water by painstakingly filtering out insects and silt with a jug.

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Take Our Quick Quiz To Find Out

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ensuring you are drinking enough water is vitally important for your health, as water lubricates the joints and eyes, aids digestion, flushes out wast...

Seven Year Old Boy Reflects on Where Water Comes From

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK
Anders Lorenzen

To mark World Water Day on Sunday 22nd of March, the international water and sanitation charity WaterAid has asked the public to reflect on what water means to them through the film competition sH2Orts.

Preventing Disease and Further Tragedy for Malawi Flood Victims

Lovemore Mvula | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Lovemore Mvula

When the storms first hit southern Malawi in January, Edina Anyezi, a 44-year-old mother and well-respected Senior Chief Kawinga of Mwanyali Village, rushed home to rescue her family's few belongings from the rising floodwaters.

Beneath the Surface, Our Waters are in Trouble...

Rose O'Neill | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Rose O'Neill

However, I bet if our tea consumption or ability to put a load of washing in was rationed, people might think differently. Equally, if we weren't able to take a summer stroll alongside our favourite river or go paddling in the sea on one of those rare hot summer days, people may take more of an interest.

Secure Land Rights Are Crucial for Feeding Nine Billion People by 2050

Martin Koehring | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Martin Koehring

Feeding a growing global population of nine billion people by 2050 is one of the world's biggest challenges--especially in the context of rapid urbanisation, rising amounts of food waste and climate change. During one day of discussions senior executives from agribusiness, policymaking and the NGO community examined approaches to food and nutrition security.

Solving the Sanitation Riddle of India

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

India has undergone an astonishing transformation over the past decade or so. When I first visited India in the early 70s few would have predicted that this amazing country would today have an IT industry worth over $100 billion a year or that Indian companies would come to own some of the best known British brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea...

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.