Water is at the center of economic and social development; it is vital to maintain health, grow food, manage the environment, and create jobs. Despite water’s importance, over 783 million people in the world are still without access to improved water sources.
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February 16, 2015 — With support from the World Bank, a new water supply system in Siyazan, Azerbaijan provides clean running water to households 24 hours a day. A new wastewater treatment plant is also underway.Read More »
February 10, 2015 — Share your thoughts on how we can better design, implement and integrate different approaches to urban flood risk management, and ensure that cities and towns in the future are more informed, better equipped and sufficiently prepared to face natural disasters such as floods.Read More »
December 16, 2014 — In the next 20 years, Africa’s urban population will double, increasing the service delivery gap for water supply and sanitation. In order to strengthen performance, a group of 15 African water utilities' CEOs met to exchange lessons and create a stronger network to support sector performance improvements.
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December 16, 2014 — Implemented between 2009 and 2013 and through investments in improved water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and solid waste management, the 2nd Shandong Urban Environment Project helped provide safer drinking water for some 730,000 people in eight cities including 340,000 in fluoride-affected areas. It contributed to a better environment and improved the health of nearly 4.17 million people in the province, and reduced pollution discharges to the Bohai Sea.Read More »
January 6, 2015 — Five years after a devastating earthquake hit Haiti’s capital and nearby towns on January 12, 2010, five Haitians - a doctor, an engineer, an entrepreneur, a student and a writer - tell their story.Read More »