Accelerate India Sanitation Business Challenge launching today – Toilet Board Coalition & Sankalp Forum
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN TO 10 JULY 2017 – TOILET ACCELERATOR INDIA EDITION
Do you have a business or business idea for toilet innovations and service models, circular economy waste management and resource recovery, or mobile, digital and e-heath applications for sanitation in India?
Apply for over 100,000 Euro in support from global brand companies by 10 July 2017!
The Toilet Accelerator India Edition challenge calls for applications from businesses that are addressing the most challenging water and sanitation issues in the country.
The Water Institute at UNC Welcomes You: October 16-20, 2017
- Abstracts for presentations and side events are due May 24, 2017
The 2017 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.
Water and Health Conference Themes
- Climate resilience
- WaSH and gender
- Drinking water safety
- Addressing disparities in WaSH: Rural, peri-urban, and indigenous populations
- WaSH in non-household settings
- From evidence to action
New for 2017: separate tracks for high-income and low- and middle-income countries.
Link to conference website.
Announcing The Winners Of The 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. Fast Company, March 20, 2017.
Our 25 expert judges combed through more than 1,000 entries from around the world to find the most innovative ideas to make the world better.
Here they are: the winners of the first-ever World Changing Ideas Awards. We sifted through more than 1,000 truly impressive entries to find the ones our panel of judges thought were the best combination of creative problem solving and potential to change our world for the better. We have crowned 12 winners–along with 192 finalists–which you can read more about below (make sure you also read our predictions for the world changing ideas of next year). Each of these projects represents the best of social entrepreneurship, where innovation and impact are intersecting.
SOME OF THE WORLD CHANGING IDEA FINALISTS
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World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on 22 March. The day focuses attention on the importance of universal access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities in developing countries. The day also focuses on advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
A World Water Day celebration in Kenya in 2010
World Water Day is supported by stakeholders across the globe. Many organizations promote clean water for people and sustainable aquatic habitats. Events such as theatrical and musical celebrations, educational events, and campaigns to raise money for access to clean and affordable water are held worldwide on or close to 22 March.
UN-Water selects a theme for each year. Previous themes included: ‘Why waste water?’ (a play on words with ‘Why wastewater?’) in 2017, ‘Water and Jobs’ in 2016, and ‘Water and Sustainable Development’ in 2015.
The first International World Water Day, designated by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1993.
Read the complete article on Wikipedia.