Category - water

  • November 21, 2010

    It's easy to enjoy the potty-humoured aspects of World Toilet Day, which took place on 19 November. Indeed the WTD promoters do that themselves. But there are very serious issues underlying the event, effecting billions of people.

  • October 3, 2010

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee has declared that the right to water and sanitation is to be recognised as legally binding.

  • June 2, 2010

    Kalahari Bushmen are taking the government of Botswana to court over what they describe as its refusal to allow them access to a water borehole on their own land.

  • March 22, 2010

    Church World Service is urging the United States to accelerate its efforts to help meet current and future water needs for all, by urging Congress to approve US $500 million in global funding for safe drinking water and sanitation.

  • October 27, 2009

    Campaigners have accused Israel of denying Palestinians the right to access adequate water by maintaining total control over the shared water resources and pursuing discriminatory policies.

  • July 29, 2009

    Faith groups are being asked by WaterAid to think of the millions in the world without safe water as they plan their harvest fundraising. 4000 children die every day from diseases caused by contamination and poor sanitation.

  • July 19, 2009

    Anglican clergy in the Diocese of Chelmsford have been advised to empty their water stoups, where people bless themselves, until the H1N1 flu pandemic is over.

  • May 27, 2009

    The gap between standards in the developed world and the less developed world is stark: in one flush of a toilet, we in the West use more water than most Africans would in the course of an entire day.

  • March 26, 2009

    International agencies have expressed their disappointment that the ministerial declaration adopted at the World Water Forum in Istanbul does not include a reconfirmation of water as a human right.

  • March 22, 2009

    Members of the church-backed Ecumenical Water Network are urging that water be affirmed as a "basic human right" by government delegations meeting in Istanbul at the World Water Forum.