#Clean Water And Sanitation

  • Article: Study Suggests Flushing Toilets Can Spread COVID-19, Showing Value of Safe Water & Sanitation

    Study Suggests Flushing Toilets Can Spread COVID-19, Showing Value of Safe Water & Sanitation

    By Leah Rodriguez|June 17, 2020

    Aerosol droplets can jump as high as 3 feet, Yangzhou University researchers found. Read more

  • Article: 2 Billion People Are at Risk of COVID-19 Because They Can't Wash Their Hands

    2 Billion People Are at Risk of COVID-19 Because They Can't Wash Their Hands

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 21, 2020

    A new report reveals 50% of people in sub-Saharan Africa and Oceania lack access to water and soap. Read more

  • Article: Mining for Metal Used in Smartphone Batteries Is Causing Birth Defects in DRC

    Mining for Metal Used in Smartphone Batteries Is Causing Birth Defects in DRC

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|May 7, 2020

    A new study linked pollution caused by cobalt mines to birth defects in the region. Read more

  • Article: Kenya's Push to Harvest Rainwater Has a New Payoff: Battling Coronavirus

    Kenya's Push to Harvest Rainwater Has a New Payoff: Battling Coronavirus

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|April 2, 2020

    Improved water storage to cope with climate change and drought is helping Kenyans wash their hands. Read more

  • Article: 5 Ways South Africa is Responding to Coronavirus

    5 Ways South Africa is Responding to Coronavirus

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|March 18, 2020

    President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared COVID-19 to be a “national state of disaster”. Read more

  • Article: Brown Water Is Running Through the Taps of This Australian Town

    Brown Water Is Running Through the Taps of This Australian Town

    By Madeleine Keck|Feb. 7, 2020

    “It looked like Coke, that is how dark the colour of the water was. It was just gross." Read more

  • Article: These Global Citizens Are Bringing Clean Water and Sanitation to Rural India

    These Global Citizens Are Bringing Clean Water and Sanitation to Rural India

    By Brandon Wiggins|Jan. 10, 2020

    These community toilets are self-sustainable and provide clean sanitation and drinking water. Read more

  • Article: Water Pollution Is an 'Invisible Threat' to Global Goals, Experts Warn

    Water Pollution Is an 'Invisible Threat' to Global Goals, Experts Warn

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Aug. 22, 2019

    Pollutants are posing a significant threat to water quality around the world. Read more