UK Water

You Really Don't Need To Drink Eight Glasses Of Water Daily

Lauretta Ihonor | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lauretta Ihonor

So what's my point then? It's the same one I regularly make: don't believe the hype. There's no specific amount of water you need to drink each day. The amount you need will vary from day to day depending on the temperature, how much sweat you've lost, the food you've eaten, etc.

Scientists Have Discovered That Water Does Actually Have A Flavour

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech

If you had to pick one adjective to describe a glass of water, it is unlikely that the first word to pop into your head would be flavoursome. But no...

Power And Beauty In Renewable Energy

Diego Giolitti | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Diego Giolitti

As the planet struggles on, trying to heal itself of the damage being inflicted by industrial and post-industrial nations, it is refreshing to see certain transitions within contemporary society that are acting to help provide a future that is eco-friendly and sustainable for all inhabitants...

Finding Inspiration In Clean Water And Decent Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A girl drinks water from the village handpump in Bhikampur, Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh, India. WaterAid/Mansi Thapliyal This week I will leave what ha...

The Power Of Floating

Nader Dehdashti | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Nader Dehdashti

He showed each of us to our private room where a large white pod filled with salt water greeted me. He explained its features and left us to shower and hop in. Normally I would be nervous, but the staff were so friendly and positive that any residual nerves evaporated.

This Invention Remarkably Uses Bacteria To Create Clean Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech

A remarkable new invention from the University of British Colombia uses bacteria to actually turn non-potable water into safe-to-drink water. The team...

Hydration - The Facts

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Water, the second most popular drink in the USA... after fizzy drinks! A shocking statistic when you consider that our love of sugary drinks is one re...

How Climate Change Threatens Progress To Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

A woman and her child on their way to collect clean water in the village of Nerculo, Niassa, Mozambique. WaterAid/ Panos/ Adam Patterson World Water ...

Waterways - Serenity In A Bustling World

Jack Abrey | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Jack Abrey

Our canals and rivers are cherished outdoor spaces which enable visitors to take a breath of fresh air and simply relax - something that is becoming i...

Making Change Happen: The Women Fighting The World's Water Crisis

Barbara Frost | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK
Barbara Frost

By 2030 I'd like to see a world where all women have access to water and sanitation, equal rights, equal opportunities, and are living healthy lives out of poverty, free to make choices about their part in the world.

Iceland Isn't In Space But It's The Closest You'll Ever Come To Walking On The Moon

Susan Devaney | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

Upon landing, I was met with acres and acres of sprawling desolate land. It was cragged, fractured - but solid in it's base. It looked to the naked eye like it had won a long, hard fought duel with nature's unpredictability.

Zero Possibility Of 'Getting To Zero' On Child Mortality?

Helen Morton | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK
Helen Morton

If the global community is serious about 'getting to zero' on under-five child deaths, it needs to be equally serious about drowning, positioning prevention as a priority; a forgotten, but fundamental, Global Goal enabler.

Seeing Effective Aid In Action

Jack Abrey | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Abrey

Thanks to WaterAid's work, they will no longer have to make this arduous journey. A safe water source in the village will completely transform the community, helping reduce disease, and giving young people more time to go to school and to play, the chance of a better future.

Inclusive Water, Sanitation And Hygiene Essential For Life With Dignity

Jane Wilbur | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jane Wilbur

From Liberia to Nepal, Ethiopia to India, progress is being made to ensure more disabled people are living lives with dignity with inclusive water infrastructure, accessible toilets and improved hygiene services.

Overflowing Cities: How Sanitation Will Be Key To The World's Urbanising Population

Barbara Frost | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

This World Toilet Day, we are calling on global leaders to deliver on their promises to meet the UN's Global Goal 6 to ensure universal access to safe water and sanitation. The health and well-being of our urban world depends upon them.

Your Baby Won't Die If You Give Them A Sip Of Water

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Parents

Recent news coverage of guidance about feeding babies water has caused some new parents to worry for their babies’ health. The story started in Buzz...

Iran's Looming Water Crisis Leaves Farmers With A Stark Choice

Arwa Aburawa | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK
Arwa Aburawa

As the wells and dwindling groundwater resources run dry the farmers are left with a stark choice; either reform their traditional, yet wasteful, irrigation practices or abandon their family land for nearby, dense urban centres where they will have find work outside their skill set.

What's The Difference Between Hard And Soft Water?

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

We often hear water described as “hard” or “soft”, but that has nothing to do with the actual texture or heaviness of it. According to researc...

H2O: Just Add Water

Jessy Ball | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Well, I vowed this year that I would drink more water. At least 3 litres a day. Some days it has been more of a struggle than others. But I have seen such an improvement to so many areas of my body and my life!

Let's Get Serious About Engagement

Rose O'Neill | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Rose O'Neill

I'm passionate about engagement. However it is a term frequently banded about in the environment sector, and, if it's not done well, it's the environm...

Why Size Matters When It Comes To Your Water Footprint

Anna Koklanakis | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Anna Koklanakis

So next time you find yourself browsing the supermarket aisle, take a moment to think about the positive impact you could make through what you choose to cook for dinner tonight.

The six reasons we need to push on with water and sanitation for all

Barbara Frost | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

It's hard to believe that already a year has elapsed since the UN agreed a set of new global promises to leave a safer, healthier, cleaner and more pr...

Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

Aaron Benavot | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK Politics
Aaron Benavot

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards a...

New Innovations For New Challenges In The World Of Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

A clear, standalone goal for water and sanitation and the recognition in the other goals of the fundamental nature of Goal 6 was essential to achieve the scale of ambition needed to eradicate extreme poverty.

The Rubik's Cube Of The UN Global Goals

Margaret Batty | Posted 29.08.2016 | UK
Margaret Batty

One year on from the adoption of the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals, they look something akin to a Rubik's Cube. The 17 Goals, and 169 targets within those, applicable to 193 countries, are a colourful and immensely challenging combination puzzle. One cannot be solved without the others; they are inter-dependent.