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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.

7 Videos Guaranteed to Make You Hate the World

Kylie Barton | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

Why would you want to watch videos that make you angry? Well because as humans we have a nasty little habit of enjoying the sensation of hate, anger, injustice - we love a good old fist shake and finger point. We love the blame game, and most of all we love to feel like we can't affect change.

Solar-Powered Device Turns Urine Into Drinking Water

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech
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It doesn’t have quite the same appeal as the ability to turn water into wine, but scientists at a Belgian university have successfully turned urine ...

People Who Don't Drink Enough Water 'More Likely To Be Obese'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who don’t drink enough fluids throughout the day are more likely to be obese, new research has suggested. A health study published in the Ann...

Experts Dismiss Health Claims Of 'Super Waters' As 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

‘Super waters’ touted for their health benefits might not live up to the hype after all, experts have said. A professor of nutrition has rubbished...

Here’s How You And Your Child Can Make A DIY Water Slide

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

After some fabulous summer fun? Nothing beats a water slide. A total magnet for children, they bring hours of joy from all the slipping, sliding, laug...

The Simple Trick To Make You Feel More Full

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget dieting, drinking a large glass of water with your meal might hold the key to weight loss success, according to a new study. MRI images have pr...

Understanding the Power of Toilets in Rural Angola

Edson Monteiro | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Edson Monteiro

I recently returned from a trip to visit rural villages in Angola to look at the impact that Unicef's sanitation partnership with Andrex is having on children and families there. It's incredible to think that seven out of ten people living in rural Angola do not have a clean, safe toilet to use. This has a huge impact on the health of Angola's children and one of the reasons the country has the highest rate of child mortality in the world.

Live Slow and Sail Fast (Cast Off the Shackles)

Louis McIntosh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

Many of us live vicariously through soap operas, fantasy games and in the not too distant future through a VR headset. Our essential being is being l...

How the Private Sector Can Help Us Reach Everyone, Everywhere With Clean Water

Barbara Frost | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

Water is a vital resource, and access a basic human right. By working together, we can create bigger impact and empower local communities affected by water scarcity and poor sanitation, in order to reach everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Head Above Water...

Helen Morton | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK
Helen Morton

Every day, at high tide, the village of Nonua Chora floods. The water rises rapidly; to the knees of the adults, and the necks of the children. The challenge of keeping your head above the water, in every sense of the term, is all too real for the families of Southern Bangladesh.

The Water Waste Hacks That Might One Day Save Students Thousands

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A group of students have won praise for their innovative water saving solutions, as it's revealed undergrads waste an average of two bathfuls every da...

Scouts Unite Globally to Challenge Menstrual Taboos

Becky Alexander | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Alexander

Scouts in Madagascar are delivering menstrual hygiene education and helping dispel the mystery and myths that surround periods. They also campaign for clean water and toilets for all. This is a huge issue. More than one billion women have no access to a private toilet, making it difficult to manage their periods hygienically.

We Won't End Malnutrition Without Clean Water and Toilets

Barbara Frost | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Barbara Frost

A key message of the Global Nutrition Report is that ending malnutrition is a political choice that is achievable, but only with an increase in effective funding and infrastructure and much more efficient coordination across relevant sectors. This is true for malnutrition, for access to water, sanitation and hygiene, and for eradicating extreme poverty.

A Moment to Celebrate Progress on Water and Sanitation

Margaret Batty | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics
Margaret Batty

Amid all the recent headlines around the UK's overseas aid, there was one very positive one last week: evidence of tens of millions of lives transformed.