UK Water

Preventing Disease and Further Tragedy for Malawi Flood Victims

Lovemore Mvula | Posted 26.02.2015 | 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 20.02.2015 | 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 17.02.2015 | 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 16.02.2015 | 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 11.02.2015 | 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.

Why Britain Needs a Nature Manifesto

Tony Juniper | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK
Tony Juniper

Nature is not a drag in meeting social and economic goals. The reverse is the case. Perhaps more of them would be able to see this if only they spent a little time reading the evidence confirming this alternative reality, much of which was officially collected at considerable public expense.

Time to Look Ahead on Ebola

Barbara Frost | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Barbara Frost

As the Ebola crisis in West Africa begins to ease, there is equal cause for hope and fear. The news that infections have slowed to fewer than 100 new cases per week is cause for optimism. But as the fight against Ebola moves into this next stage, there is still so much work to be done.

This Could Be The Unexpected Cause Of Your Excessive Sweating

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To stay healthy, it's important to replace the fluids we lose when we sweat, breathe and urinate by drinking water. But a health expert has warned ...

Talking Extreme Poverty at Davos

Margaret Batty | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK
Margaret Batty

There are still 748 million people on Earth without access to clean water, many of whom have to walk for hours each day to fetch water that puts their health at risk.

Gates drinks water made from faeces. So do you.

Rémi Kaupp | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech
Rémi Kaupp

You may not know it, but there is a good chance that you, too, have already been drinking water that has been - at least partially - recycled from wastewater.

The Urban Sanitation Business

Girish Menon | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
Girish Menon

With almost half the population of Sub-Saharan Africa living in towns and cities, urban sanitation poses a serious challenge. This is especially the case for unplanned or informal settlements where the majority of the poorest people live...

You Should Definitely Steer Clear Of These Foods Before Bed

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you struggle to drift off at night, it could be because you're eating the wrong things before bed. There are a number of foods (and beverages) t...

Here We Go Again... It's Time to Get Serious About Our Flood Defences

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK
Simon Thomas

It's time to stop idly watching the decimation of our communities, and instead look to implement a multi-billion pound, long term water management infrastructure plan that will safeguard these wet little isles for decades to come.

Why We Need to Change How We Aid Africa

Adam Hamdy | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK
Adam Hamdy

It's not just the way we engage with Africa that needs to change. Charity has become big business, but charities are not held to account by shareholders...

Fracking: Water Concerns

Joe Storey | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Storey

If opponents are really concerned about water usage and are not disseminating falsehoods for their own political gain, their efforts would be far more effective targeting more water-intensive industries.

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

How many glasses of water do you drink on a daily basis? Our guess is one or two. Maybe three, tops... A new study has found that the majority of p...

Jessica Elgot

'If Ebola Was Happening In The West, The Cure Would Have Been Found'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

All Africans are being unfairly stigmatised because of Ebola, with the Western world feeling more entitled to high standards on care than victims on t...

Watershed - Why We Need a New Approach Toward Planet Earth's Liquid Assets

HRH The Prince of Wales | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK
HRH The Prince of Wales

For many people, and especially those living in the developed countries, the freshwater that flows from our taps could hardly be taken more for granted. So accustomed have we become to safe and reliable supply that we rarely ponder what makes this basic essential of modern life possible. It is essential we protect future water security. This is in relation to the importance of integrated approaches and joined-up solutions. Maintaining future water supplies is bound up with a wide range of other challenges, including climate change, energy security, food production, continuing population growth, urbanization and rising living standards.

Ana-whata? Explaining Anaesthesia

Sarah Kessler | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Sarah Kessler

Squeeze. Release. Pause. Squeeze. Release. Pause. 20 times a minute. 1,200 times an hour. 28,800 times a day. Listen for the hiss of...

India's Growth Cannot Be Judged on GDP Alone

Lord Bilimoria CBE | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK
Lord Bilimoria CBE

Following his landslide electoral triumph in May, Narendra Modi's first act as Prime Minister of the largest democracy on earth was to travel to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and offer prayers on the banks of the Ganges...

Following Gin to Its Source

Mike Gerrard | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Rain that fell on Iceland anything from 500-1000 years ago is only now being drunk - and some of it in gin and tonics. The rain that lands on lava rocks slowly soaks beneath the surface, and so dense and extensive are the layers of rock that the rainwater takes several hundred years to drip through.

Minimal Cost for Maximum Benefit: Why Toilets Need to Be Usable by All

Jane Wilbur | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Jane Wilbur

Giving someone a way to keep themselves clean and easy access to drinking water and a basic toilet opens the door to better health, the ability to better participate in a community and the basic dignity that every human being is entitled to.

Why I'm Not Participating in the ALS Ice-Bucket Challenge

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The obvious waste of an ice-bucket dunking is in poor taste given that São Paulo is suffering a severe drought at present. In parts of the state, the reservoirs are dry and cracked and all non-essential water use is banned. Where I live things are not quite so bad, but the local papers warn week after week that we are also on the cusp of extreme rationing.

Eerie Lake Erie: Factory Farming Is Causing Big Problems Far Beyond the Farm

Philip Lymbery | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK
Philip Lymbery

You may well have picked up the latest news from Toledo in Ohio, USA, where a severe toxic algal bloom - said to be at least in part due to industrial farm pollution - is causing havoc with local water supplies, leaving half a million people without safe drinking water.

Three Small Bottles Of Water Sir? That'll Be £75

South West News Service | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

Here’s something that would swiftly quench anyone’s thirst: A businessman has been charged £75 for three bottles of water at an upscale London ho...