Clean water stress Malaysia because it leaks

More than 4.27 billion liters of clean water get lost in Malaysia every day because of aging pipes. This hughes leaks cause water stress of a shortage. Experts warn that more will be wasted unless drastic measures are taken.

Malaysian clean water stress

Malaysian clean water stress

Malaysian Water Association (MWA) president Syed Mohamad Adnan Alhabshi said more than RM20bil had to be spent to replace the country’s 43,890km-long asbestos-cement pipes to fix the problems.

 

 

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Scientists Estimate California Lost 63 Trillion Gallons Of Water

Water stress: Lake Oroville is almost dried up

Water stress: Lake Oroville is almost dried up

Scientists estimate California lost 63 trillion gallons of water in the past 18 months. California’s drought is so severe it’s causing the ground to rise. And besides that, farmers are pumping water at a rate four to five times greater than can be replenished.


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Water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking

The water quality is under threat from fracking as well as the quantity available. Many chemicals used in the fracking fluid (the composition of which is often protected for commercial confidentiality reasons) have increasingly been found to be harmful both to the environment and to human health, yet poor regulations and legislation governing in the USA fracking often allow accidents which contaminate surrounding water sources.  Read More

Latin America is dehydrated

El Nino treathens Central America

El Nino treathens Central America

Latin America suffers from the worst drought in decades. The largely failed harvests and rapidly shrinking cattle herds in several countries lead to serious food shortages. Famine threatens hundreds of thousands of families.
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African project: clean water for 82 million people and improved sanitation for 57 million

 

Safe drinking water sends children (especially girls) back to school, empowers women, improves community health and fosters economic development.

Safe drinking water sends children (especially girls) back to school, empowers women, improves community health and fosters economic development.

There are more cell phones in Asia and Africa than toilets. But that wil change now. Because the African Union has started a big project to improve rural water supply, sanitation and hygiene in 10 countries in Africa. 

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The costs/rights of fresh drinking water (compromise included)

Ten thousands of children die of pollutioned water every

Ten thousands of children die of pollutioned water every year

Here at BetterWorldSolutions Headquarters we had a fight. Not physical, but a firm discussion it was. The discussion was about fresh water, the first basic need of virtual all living beings on Earth.

Eventually we met in the middle. Although it is not a really realistic middle (yet), it is a worldwide compromise to strive for, we reckon.

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Ecos PowerCube generates electricity, purifies water and provides WiFi all over the World

 

Ecos PowerCube generates electricity, purifies water and provides WiFi all over the World

Ecos PowerCube generates electricity, purifies water and provides WiFi all over the World

Ecosphere Technologies designed a self-contained PowerCube to deliver solar power to off-grid areas, along with water purification facilities and WiFi base stations. 

 

The largest models can generate up to 15kW of power, Read More

Modi promises the river Ganges will be clean in five years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the sacred river would be clean in five years

Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the sacred river would be clean in five years

One of the first public gestures that India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi made on his election was a visit to Varanasi along the Ganges, India’s most famous and most threatened river.

 

As millions watched on television, Modi promised the sacred river ‘Mother Ganges’ would be clean in five years. Read More