UK Water

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

Mark Hillary | Posted 26.08.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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...

Could Dehydration Be The Thing Making You Gain Weight?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Feeling thirsty is your body's way of saying you are already dehydrated. The trick is that you want to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day so th...

Toilets Can't End the Violence - But Are Part of the Solution

Barbara Frost | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

The story of two teenage girls raped and murdered in India this spring while looking for a discreet place to relieve themselves outdoors made headlines around the world. Sadly, their situation is far from unique. Half a billion women and girls - 15% of females worldwide - are forced to do this every day simply because they do not have access to a toilet. This crisis risks women's health, and threatens their safety. The new Indian government was moved to act following the tragedy of the two Dalit girls in Uttar Pradesh, pledging zero tolerance for acts of violence against women. Their statement is welcome. However, protecting women from harassment and attack will not happen overnight.

The Girls on the Bus: Solo's Story

Emily Graham | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Graham

I collect water, and then I prepare our breakfast. It's hard collecting water before having breakfast but we need to have water for cooking. We have rice around 7am. We go early in the morning as our parents have to do other things, they are in a hurry to go to the field or do other work.

Degrees of Separation: Jordan's Contiguous Border With Israel

Nikita Malik | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Palestinians who utilise the border crossings between Israel and Jordan are subject regularly to systematic discrimination. It is surprising, therefore, that Jordan continues to consent to Israel manning shared borders, particularly those of the Jordan Valley and the West Bank.

Meet Solo and Ze, the Girls on the Side of the Bus

Emily Graham | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK
Emily Graham

Some 748million people around the world do not have access to safe water. That is one person in 10. Around the world, it is nearly always up to girls and women to hike treacherous paths to fetch water and carry that heavy burden home to their families.

One World, Many Lives, Our Choice

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmijn de Boo

On 5th June, World Environment Day, we are asked to raise our voice, not the sea level. We are shouting from the rooftops and occupying as much digital space as possible. We need action because our current food production and consumption patterns are unsustainable.

What Did Bruce Lee Mean: 'Be Like Water'?

Maria Senise | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Senise

"Be like water," has become extremely meaningful to me, especially lately. I've discovered the less I force things to happen, and the more accepting and calm about my life's direction I am, the easier I can flow with and live my life.

Cost Versus Value - Why the Water Industry Needs to Reassess Its Goals

Simon Thomas | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Simon Thomas

The water industry is currently undergoing a sea change that will have a significant impact on the way water companies and their partners operate in decades to come.

Cocaine in Your Water? It Could Be Much Worse

Fleur Anderson | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK
Fleur Anderson

Traces of cocaine in our tap water, screamed recent newspaper headlines in the UK. It's alarming, despite reassurances that these are miniscule amounts that pose no risk. But imagine the headlines were about deadly pathogens like E. coli or cholera, and that even these miniscule amounts could harm adults and kill children.

The Art of Living Alone

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted. Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone. I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone." So what have I learnt?

Water Companies Want To Charge You More For Doing Their Job

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Politics

Proposals by water companies to increase bills as an "incentive" to beat their service targets have been branded "ridiculous" by MPs. Under new rul...

'If Obama Had a Dry Toilet...' - Building a Toilet for the 21st Century

Dr Kat Arney | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Kat Arney

Around the world 2.5 billion people have no access to a toilet, and 1,400 children die every single day as a result of unhygienic sanitation. These figures are as outrageous as they are shocking. But nobody wants to talk about it, because - well - it's just not very nice, is it?

Grab the Adventure - But Do It With Expert Advice

Stephanie Allen | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Stephanie Allen

As summer approaches people are quickly booking their holidays - whether that be abroad or here in the UK.

What Would Happen If You Stopped Drinking Water?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We are all told that drinking lots of water is good for our health and know that, as a general rule, eight glasses a day is the advice given. But ...

Getting Aid Where It's Needed Most

Fleur Anderson | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK
Fleur Anderson

WaterAid is calling on governments to double the amount of aid going to water and sanitation. But whatever is spent, it should be targeted at those communities that need it the most, where it can do the most good for the most people.

Value Added

Green Futures | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK
Green Futures

Can a motor manufacturer make a difference to millions of lives? That is the goal of Jaguar Land Rover, which set an ambitious target to improve health, reduce poverty and create new opportunities for employment and education for 12 million people around the world by the end of this decade.

Is Aid Really Making the World Fairer?

Barbara Frost | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK
Barbara Frost

You may be surprised to learn that over the past decade, a third of the money pledged by aid donors for water and sanitation has failed to be delivered. That's US$27.6 billion out of the US$81.2 billion committed since 2002. This is a staggering amount of money. It could have helped hundreds of millions of people gain access to water and sanitation.

See What Happens to Your Weight If You Only Drink Water

Louise Graham | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Graham

Fizzy drinks, fruit juice, energy drinks, flavoured lattes, or plain old sugary tea and coffee; drink these regularly and don't be too surprised if you are carrying excess weight. Looking for a painless way to shrink your muffin top? Ditch the liquid calories and start drinking zero energy water (that's the stuff that comes free out of the tap).

Science Has Won Again And Made Water Flow Uphill

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech

There are some fundamental truths to the world - the Earth goes round the Sun, summer follows spring and water can't flow uphill. Only it can. A...

Inspiring Change for Women With Water and Toilets

Shamila Jansz | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Shamila Jansz

On this International Women's Day, we are talking about inspiring change. We are looking to challenge the status quo, and that includes the ability to get to a toilet.

Watch Bacteria Turn Water Instantly Into Ice

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Tech

Nothing in science - or the world, really - is a simple as you learned at school. Take water. If you thought all you had to do to turn water into ice ...

LOOK: Heavy Rain Causes Victorian Pipe To 'Explode' On London Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A major north London shopping street could be closed for days after a 100-year-old water pipe “exploded” underground, flooding the road. The pr...