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Global Water Week

globalwatertool.jpgAs part of the launch tomorrow for global water week in Stockholm, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is offering up a free “Water Tool” where by organizations can track their water usage, access country reports, mapping tools and do comparative evaluations. More information here.

In honor of this week below is other recent water related news. One developed country to keep an eye is Australia. They are facing some severe issues and their ability to solve those issues provide valuable lessons for the rest of us, see this story on their water shortage. It is great to see so much coverage, let’s keep the drum beat going:

Study: Toilets Need Radical Redesign, link

Water, Water Everywhere, but Guilt by the Bottleful, NY Times

Concerning the future of water purification, this came via David over at Microfranchising
Could Nanotechnology Help Purify Your Water? Link, A more detailed explanation here, link

Business for Water Conservation: Britta and Nalgene teaming up for profit
On the anti-bottled-water bandwagon, LA Times, via

An Ingenious Way To Turn Salt Water Into Fresh Water, link

School Bans Bottled Water…Where Do I Sign Up? Link

Bottled Water and Snake Oil, The Economist

Tap Water: On Its Way to Being Cool Again, EcoRazi – Green Gossip

Finally, the Appropriate Infrastructure Development Group (AIDG) has had some great global health related posts up over the past two months. Be sure to check out their blog and more importantly their operations. Here are two water related graphs from their blog:

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Written by Aman

August 14, 2007 at 11:27 pm

Posted in Global Health, Water

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  1. […] Aman at Technology, Health & Development reminds us that it’s World Water Week, and provides a great collection of water-related links for the occasion. Several of the articles are about a backlash against bottled water – apparently, a critical mass of people has just discovered that a) tap water is often as clean, if not cleaner, than bottled water and b) that buying bottled water is wasteful. […]


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