MUMBAI, India, Oct 16 (IPS) – Shekhar Kapur* is director, actor and producer, who rose to international prominence with the 1998 Bollywood movie, Bandit Queen. Water is becoming a private privilege rather than a community resource. It is also one of the world’s most precious resources. As vital to the survival of the human species as the air that we breathe.
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SOUTH CAROLINA, USA, Oct 16 (IPS) – George C. Greene, IV is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Water Mission*, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization that designs, builds, and implements safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) solutions for people in developing countries and disaster areasOn Friday, September 28, the world first heard the devastating news out of Indonesia that a 7.5 magnitude earthquake had struck the island of Sulawesi. The quake caused substantial soil liquefaction — where the earth literally turned to liquid and started to flow — with entire homes sinking into the ground. It also triggered a tsunami, confirmed to be as high as 23 feet, that devastated the coastal areas.
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HAVANA, Sep 15 (IPS) – If you enjoy a good daily shower and water comes out every time you turn on the taps in your home, you should feel privileged. There are places in the world where this vital resource for life is becoming scarcer by the day and the forecasts for the future are grim.
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“We are depleting volumes of water that took hundreds, thousands of years to store. Sooner or later it will run out,” says Mexico City’s outgoing water system director.
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A French art school sparked a wave of criticism and has been blasted as racist after it digitally altered a promotional photo by retouching skin colors to simulate a class of more varied origin for promotion in the US.
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Monsoon floods won’t stop these kids from going to school in Bangladesh — especially if the school comes to the student!
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Water scarcity and heat are threatening two of Switzerland’s main agricultural products: milk and cheese. But the shortage affects far more than cows — Swiss glaciers also feed Europe’s major rivers.
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STOCKHOLM, Sep 11 (IPS) – Manipadma Jena interviews the executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, Torgyn Holmgren.
Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become “the new normal” in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).
Read the full story, “Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?”, on globalissues.org →