World Water Week

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.

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.

The Struggle to Survive: World Water Week

Frontier | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK
Frontier

The inaccessibility of clean water and latrines is still a problem devastating developing countries across the world. Recent figures speak of a world of injustice, where nearly people lack access to safe water and 2.5 billion to sanitation. This is a far cry from the flushing toilets, hot showers and clean drinking water taken for granted in most developed countries.

A Youthful Vision for a Water and Food Secure World

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

The 'world of water' met last month at the World Water Week in Stockholm. This is an annual event organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), a think tank which aims to bridge the gap between science and policy on water-related issues.

Where Hunger and Thirst Meet

Barbara Frost | Posted 30.10.2012 | UK Politics
Barbara Frost

The key theme at this year's Stockholm World Water Week is water and food security: how do we meet the ever developing needs of a growing population with an increasing demand for resources?

Draining the Planet's Resources: Go Vegan for World Water Week

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

The choice is simple: we can continue wasting the world's resources, or we can help conserve water and other resources by choosing vegan foods. It takes only 1,644 litres of water to grow one kilogram of cereal crops compared to 15,415 litres of water to produce one kilogram of beef.