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H5N1: Diseases spreading in Syria as WASH systems collapse

H5N1: Diseases spreading in Syria as WASH systems collapse | Village water | Scoop.it
Via ReliefWeb, an IRIN report: Diseases spreading in Syria as WASH systems collapse. I haven't reported much from Syria ... Ugandan government information site; PAHO Hispaniola cholera page · Partners In Health ...
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California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers ("giving back water to aquifers is urgent")

California Farmers Use Floodwater to Replenish Aquifers ("giving back water to aquifers is urgent") | Village water | Scoop.it

As the climate warms and infrastructure ages, California is trying to boost underground water storage.

Using a network of levees and irrigation gates, Cameron inundated the orchards, vineyards and vegetable and alfalfa fields of Terranova Ranch, a farm in Fresno County that he manages, using the power of gravity to drive water back into an ailing underground aquifer.

Similar approaches are being considered and tested statewide as California confronts the impacts of aging infrastructure, rising temperatures and decades of unsustainable use of water from wells. Groundwater recharging can reduce flood risks, boost water storage and alleviate the sinking of lands that often follows heavy groundwater pumping.

“Our primary source of water is groundwater,” Cameron said. “We have a reservoir under our farm that needs to be replenished, and it’s a lot more easy to do that than try to build above-ground structures.”

“The Oroville crisis certainly does seem like a call to work with nature, rather than against her, by expanding groundwater storage as opposed to big new dams,” said Kate Poole, a leader of the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program. “There are many fewer environmental problems associated with groundwater storage.”

Rising temperatures are projected to cause California’s powerful winter storms to dump more rain and less snow, and to hasten the melting of snowpacks, requiring more water to be captured in winter and spring for use in the warmer months.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, February 26, 9:11 PM
The latest water crises makes our engineers rethink the long-term strategy of storing water in aquifers. This urgency is just as critical for the Philippines.
This is one reason why we have to respect watersheds. Wake up developers and the mining industry! There is a need more important than real estate development -- clean water supply.

“Our primary source of water is groundwater,” Cameron said. “We have a reservoir under our farm that needs to be replenished, and it’s a lot more easy to do that than try to build above-ground structures.”
“The Oroville crisis certainly does seem like a call to work with nature, rather than against her, by expanding groundwater storage as opposed to big new dams,” said Kate Poole, a leader of the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program. “There are many fewer environmental problems associated with groundwater storage.”
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Where is reflection in the learning process? | #LEARNing2LEARN 

Where is reflection in the learning process? | #LEARNing2LEARN  | Village water | Scoop.it
Today, we finished the second week of an interpersonal communications course.  The students in the course are first term college students, a few fresh out of high school.  As is my common practice, I end my week of instruction with reflective questions for the students: What was your significant learning this past week? What principles…

 

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The move away from standardization and into a personal learning classroom is built upon reflection. The blended classroom can be a hot bed for personal reflection. 

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Samen nadenken met je leerlingen over hun leerproces. Hoe maak jij hier tijd voor? 
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"Critical reflection is an important part of any learning process. Without reflection, learning becomes only an activity — like viewing a reality TV show — which was never meant to have meaning, but was only meant to occupy time"

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Lovelyou Cartoon Faucet Extender. Make Hand Washing Fun and Teach Your Child Good Sanitation Habits. (Yellow duck) by Lovelyou

Lovelyou Cartoon Faucet Extender. Make Hand Washing Fun and Teach Your Child Good Sanitation Habits. (Yellow duck) by Lovelyou | Village water | Scoop.it
Lovelyou Cartoon Faucet Extender. Make Hand Washing Fun and Teach Your Child Good Sanitation Habits. (Yellow duck) by Lovelyou in Baby | bittopper
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Knowledge Management: Why Microsoft Word is a poor medium for Procedures (Part 3)

Knowledge Management: Why Microsoft Word is a poor medium for Procedures (Part 3) | Village water | Scoop.it
#3 Argument: Measurement As explained in Parts 1 and 2, Microsoft Word is not suitable for the procedural Codification (logic and narrative) and Interaction of Choices, Pathways and Outcomes.
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Environmental specialist to discuss water issues in Wichita - Wichita Eagle

“Water – From Macro to Local” is the topic of a talk Kay Drennen will be presenting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Donut Whole, 1720 E. Douglas.
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The Human Right to Water and Sanitation

The Human Right to Water and Sanitation | Village water | Scoop.it

Water and sanitation are fundamental human rights, and the first priority should be to ‘connect’ those who so far have remained unconnected, unserved, and disadvantaged. We shouldn’t think of people as users or consumers of a service, but as Rights Holders whose rights need to be fulfilled equally for all.


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Feb/March 2015 selected studies on sanitation, hygiene & handwashing

A periodic research update produced by Dan Campbell, Knowledge Resources Specialist. WASHplus Project


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Mothers and newborns dying from unsafe water & poor sanitation & hygiene-EM TV

Mothers and newborns dying from unsafe water & poor sanitation & hygiene-EM TV | Village water | Scoop.it
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Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene kills mothers and newborns - News-Medical.net

Lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene kills mothers and newborns - News-Medical.net | Village water | Scoop.it
WaterAid and the London School of Hygiene &Tropical Medicine today join the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, SHARE Research Consortium and other organisations in a call to protect the lives of new mothers and their babies, by improving...
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Improve water and sanitation in clinics to reduce maternal deaths – research - GMA News

Improve water and sanitation in clinics to reduce maternal deaths – research - GMA News | Village water | Scoop.it
Boosting water and sanitation investments in hospitals and clinics in low-income countries is essential to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, according to research published on Friday.
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Minister worried about access to toilets by citizens - spyghana.com

Minister worried about access to toilets by citizens - spyghana.com | Village water | Scoop.it
Mr Julius Debrah, Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Wednesday expressed exasperation about the rather slow improvement in the access to toilets by citizens across the country.
  
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It's Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets

It's Time to Start Giving a Shit About Toilets | Village water | Scoop.it
Don't snicker: Open defecation is one of the world's most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.
  
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Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces - Catholic Online

Two billion people drink water contaminated by feces - Catholic Online | Village water | Scoop.it
Catholic Online International News: Asia & Pacific. The best resources for all Asia & Pacific news.
  
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Experimentation and Reflection – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine | #Design #LEARNing2LEARN

Experimentation and Reflection – Modern Workplace Learning Magazine | #Design #LEARNing2LEARN | Village water | Scoop.it
Learning is more than just asking questions and getting answers (whether through social media or a search engine), there’s an active component to learning that is too often forgotten. When I look at the tools in the Top 100 tools for learning, I see some reflective tools, e.g. writing, but I may be one of the few who’s talking about diagramming tools, and I think that’s important. Not diagramming, per se, but representation tools that allow us to express our understanding.

So in my mind learning is action and reflection, with two nuances. The first notion is that the action/reflection cycle is the process, not the outcome. The outcome, technically, is a new response to the same stimuli.

 

In short, we act and reflect to develop our ability to do something different and presumably better. The second is that this is separate from instruction, which is designed action and guided reflection.  Self-learning, however, requires self-designed action and self-guided reflection.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=reflection

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 10:07 AM
Learning is more than just asking questions and getting answers (whether through social media or a search engine), there’s an active component to learning that is too often forgotten. When I look at the tools in the Top 100 tools for learning, I see some reflective tools, e.g. writing, but I may be one of the few who’s talking about diagramming tools, and I think that’s important. Not diagramming, per se, but representation tools that allow us to express our understanding.

So in my mind learning is action and reflection, with two nuances. The first notion is that the action/reflection cycle is the process, not the outcome. The outcome, technically, is a new response to the same stimuli.

 

In short, we act and reflect to develop our ability to do something different and presumably better. The second is that this is separate from instruction, which is designed action and guided reflection.  Self-learning, however, requires self-designed action and self-guided reflection.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=reflection

 

CCM Consultancy's curator insight, February 19, 12:17 AM

Learning is more than just asking questions and getting answers, learning is action and reflection. The outcome is a new response to the same stimuli.

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Vision 2030: The resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change

Vision 2030: The resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change | Village water | Scoop.it
This study set out to increase our understanding of how anticipated climate change may affect drinking-water and sanitation services and what can be done to optimize resilience of technologies, infrastructure and services.
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Juju Kaji - Development start from Small change....mission... | Facebook

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Small change....mission chepang village with health camp ,school bags , sanitation kids to 150+ thank you everyone fo
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Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Nepal Learning Brief

Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Nepal Learning Brief | Village water | Scoop.it
Pour Flush Toilet in Nepal. Photo Credit: Vidya Venkataramanan
Plan International supports Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) implementation in a number of districts in Nepal.

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Challenges and opportunities associated with neglected tropical disease and water, sanitation and hygiene intersectoral integration programs

This study investigated the integration of NTD and WASH programming in order to identify barriers to widespread integration and make recommendations about ideal conditions and best practices critical to future integrated programs..


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Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers - Circle of Blue WaterNews

Groundwater Depletion Stresses Majority of World’s Largest Aquifers - Circle of Blue WaterNews | Village water | Scoop.it
Scientists do not know how much groundwater is left.
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How Bangladesh turns toilet waste into high-value compost – in pictures

How Bangladesh turns toilet waste into high-value compost – in pictures | Village water | Scoop.it
How Bangladesh turns toilet waste into high-value compost – in pictures |Source: The Guardian, Feb 27 2015 | Scientists in Bangladesh are working on ways to treat toilet waste in rural areas and use it to develop safe, nutritious compost for food...

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Poor Sanitation and Hygiene Killing Pregnant Women and Newborns in ... - Tech Times

Poor Sanitation and Hygiene Killing Pregnant Women and Newborns in ... - Tech Times | Village water | Scoop.it
Newborn babies and mothers are dying from childbirth in developing countries, due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation. How widespread is this problem?
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Need More Awareness about Sanitation For Real Change: Waheeda Rehman

Need More Awareness about Sanitation For Real Change: Waheeda Rehman | Village water | Scoop.it
Waheeda Rehman, the legendary actress joined the NDTV-Dettol 'Banega Swachh India' campaign and lauded NDTV for the first of its kind mission. But added that a lot more groundwork and awareness is needed to see real change.
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Handwashing article receives the Elsevier Atlas award

Handwashing article receives the Elsevier Atlas award | Village water | Scoop.it
Elsevier, a world-leading publisher and provider of information solutions for science, health, and technology professionals selected the Effect of a behaviour-change intervention on handwashing with soap in India (SuperAmma): a cluster-randomised...

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Stakeholders to pursue water, sanitation and hygiene targets - GhanaWeb

Stakeholders to pursue water, sanitation and hygiene targets - GhanaWeb | Village water | Scoop.it
spyghana.com Stakeholders to pursue water, sanitation and hygiene targets GhanaWeb The conference underscored the need to tilt away from formulation of policies and strategies, for which a lot has been done, to their implementation and the...
  
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NGO's find ways to improve Water and sanitation in the C/R - spyghana.com

NGO's find ways to improve Water and sanitation in the C/R - spyghana.com | Village water | Scoop.it
The Water Resources Commission (WRC) in collaboration with Global Water Partnership (GWP) has organized a stakeholders’ workshop to assess water and sanitation situation in the Central Region and map-out strategies to improve access to water and...
  
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