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The Politics of Drinking Water

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“Vital, renewable, and tied to civilization since the beginning of time, water: an Object Lesson”
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What will shape women's rights over the next 15 years? - The Guardian

What will shape women's rights over the next 15 years? - The Guardian | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
“Carla Kweifio-Okai: What should be included in the sustainable development goals to promote women’s equality and empowerment, and will they work?”
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Can the World End Extreme Poverty by 2030?

Can the World End Extreme Poverty by 2030? | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
“No one thinks the SDGs will be easy to realize. But the world's problems call for a challenge.”
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Now, real lives of waste pickers on reel - Hindustan Times

Now, real lives of waste pickers on reel - Hindustan Times | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
“When he was fine tuning the script of his award-winning movie on marginalised conservancy workers, Dr Biju K Damodaran had an experience which shaped his film, Perariyathavar, or Names Unknown, like nothing else could.”
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Rebel Architecture: Working on Water

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Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi is no stranger to global starchitecture, having joined OMA in 2001. In 2010, he took off to establish his own office, NLÉ – which means ‘at home’ in Yoruba, the language of Africa’s first truly urbanized population. ‘I am constantly inspired by solutions we discover in everyday life in the world’s developing cities,’ he says. The documentary focuses on his efforts in the slums of Port Haricourt. Although Makoko was founded as a fishing village in the 18th century, it now has a population of over 85,000. Rising sea level and stronger torrential rains mean that the settlement is under constant threat, whereas Port Harcourt waterfront is being eyed by real-estate developers. Working against forced clearance and displacement of the slum’s residents, the architects at NLÉ have instead proposed to replace the urban tissue with floating structures. The first prototype, the Makoko Floating School, uses a series of barrels and an A-frame timber structure to create an educational space for 100 local children, and made worldwide headlines when it was photographed by Iwan Baan in 2013.
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What role can MOOCs play in the development agenda? 5 key questions

What role can MOOCs play in the development agenda? 5 key questions | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
With the Millennium Development Goals nearing their deadline, the development sector has been rife with speculation about what the post-2015 development agenda will look like and what role, if any, higher education should play in this future outlook.

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Keep Your Promises: The Human Right to Water and Sanitation - YouTube

“Our new campaign video on the human right to water and sanitation. See what the right is, and how it has been and can be campaigned on.”
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The Millennium Development Goals and beyond: An ILO perspective

Aurelio Parisotto, Senior Economist in the ILO’s MULTILATERALS Department, talks about the organization’s efforts to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the road ahead Post-2015. ('The MDGs and beyond: An ILO perspective'.
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California Has Given Out Rights To Five Times More Water Than It ... - ThinkProgress

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Urban Planners Must Prepare for More Slums - AllAfrica.com

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Urban Planners Must Prepare for More Slums AllAfrica.com South Africa, where there are over a million households in informal settlements, was praised for being "proactive in improving existing slums", but this claim appears to be based on...
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Rethinking the city building - CNNMoney

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Uproar ensued. The Inter-American Commission of Human Rights protested. The man was eventually reinstated, and for the moment, Bogotá's waste-pickers are still on the job.
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Le manque d'eau propre tue en Afrique du Sud - Magazine GoodPlanet Info

Le manque d'eau propre tue en Afrique du Sud - Magazine GoodPlanet Info | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
"C'est à cause de l'eau. Elle a vomi, et quand je l'ai touchée, elle s'est mise à pleurer", puis elle est morte. Keabetswe Wageng a perdu en juin son bébé de cinq mois, victime comme tant d'autres du manque d'eau potable en Afrique du Sud.

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"Wecyclers", des vélos-recycleurs dans les bidonvilles de Lagos | Africatime

"Wecyclers", des vélos-recycleurs dans les bidonvilles de Lagos | Africatime | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
LAGOS, 14 février 2014 (AFP) - Lagos, mégalopole nigériane de 20 millions d'habitants, produit 10.000 tonnes d'ordures par jour, dont une partie s'amoncèle à même le sol dans les ruelles animées des bidonvilles et flottent dans l'eau verdâtre des...
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Gordon McGranahan-Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Deprived Urban Communities

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Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Deprived Urban Communities: Meeting the Challenges of Collective Action, Coproduction, Affordability, and Housing Tenure.World Development, Vol. 68, Jan 2015 pp...
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How the Lean Startup Approach Can Alleviate Poverty

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“Most startups fail to take off. The traditional method of starting a business has been to come up with a business plan, get investors to back it,...”
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126 ideas advance in first Knight Cities Challenge

126 ideas advance in first Knight Cities Challenge | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
“How do you choose 126 good ideas for cities from the more than 7,000 proposals submitted to the first Knight ...”
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Urban Poverty in Asia

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In several Asian countries, the numbers of the urban poor have risen over the 1990–2008 period, lending strength to the proposition that as Asian economies become more urbanized, they may face increasing urban poverty with some urban scholars labeling...
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We can solve the water sanitation crisis, but we need your help - The Guardian (blog)

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The lack of access to safe water and sanitation has had a devastating impact on those living at the base of the economic pyramid (BOP).
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Starting Small Could Be Key To Doing Business At The Bottom Of The Pyramid

Starting Small Could Be Key To Doing Business At The Bottom Of The Pyramid | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
In the decade since the late C.K.Prahalad first published the ideas that became the basis of the influential book The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits business leaders have been grappling with the challenge...
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Structuring our beloved communities? - Open Democracy

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In societies built on deeply unequal power dynamics, we often need to be reminded of equality, wherever we are used to finding ourselves in the social pyramid.
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From Slums to Significance: the Communities Shaping our Urban Future - Huffington Post

From Slums to Significance: the Communities Shaping our Urban Future - Huffington Post | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
“From Slums to Significance: the Communities Shaping our Urban Future Huffington Post Too often slum dwellers have been considered a problem. I believe they are the solution.”
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India’s Informal Environmental Army

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Wastepickers who sort New Delhi garbage in search of recyclables are gaining new opportunities – and recognition – for their environment-benefiting work.

Via Anita Woodruff, SustainOurEarth
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Royal veut renforcer la lutte contre le gaspillage de l'eau

Royal veut renforcer la lutte contre le gaspillage de l'eau | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
Des mesures pour renforcer l'efficacité de la politique de l'eau seront présentées ce mercredi en Conseil des ministres.

La ministre de l'Ecologie, Ségolène Royal, présente mercredi 23 juillet des mesures pour renforcer l'efficacité de la politique de l'eau, critiquée notamment pour son manque de résultats dans la lutte contre les nitrates et les pesticides.

  

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Louis Joseph's comment, July 23, 2014 3:42 AM
Hé Ségo, il faut venir dans ma commune où les gens arosent le sable toute la journée pour les chevaux !
Sylvain Rotillon's curator insight, July 23, 2014 5:05 AM

Parler de prix anormal de l'eau sans évoquer les coûts qui sont en augmentation, en particulier ceux liés à la facture énergétique et au traitement des eaux usées, sans parler des besoins de renouvellement, sans parler de la nécessaire mutualisation, va-t-on voir revenir une nouvelle mouture de tarification "sociale" ?

Par ailleurs, le chiffre annoncé d'un litre d'eau traitée sur deux n'arrivant pas au robinet est totalement ahurissant, la valeur moyenne du rendement en France est plutôt autour de 80%, soit un litre sur cinq. Il y a sans doute des marges de progrès, mais il ne faut pas noircir la situation pour autant.

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Un sac potager pour aider les habitants des bidonvilles à se nourrir

Un sac potager pour aider les habitants des bidonvilles à se nourrir | Right to water and Sanitation | Scoop.it
Pour la journée mondiale de l’alimentation, Solidarités International rappelle un chiffre choc : les citadins pauvres des pays en développement dépensent 80% de leurs revenus pour se nourrir.
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