Issue 79 November 16, 2012 | Focus on World Toilet Day 2012
In 2001 the World Toilet Organization declared November the 19th as World Toilet Day (WTD). This year it will be celebrated in over 19 countries with over 51 events hosted by various water and sanitation advocates.
The objective of this course is to present the diseases and health issues related to water. Different types of water related diseases and how they are transmitted will be presented. This will be followed by prevention strategies which can be employed to minimize the transmission of these diseases.
BANGKOK 12 September 2012 (IRIN) - South and Southeast Asia are home to 60 percent of the world’s population but have only 36 percent of its water resources - a situation likely to be exacerbated by population growth, rapid urbanization, industrialization, environmental degradation, groundwater overuse and climate change unless urgent remedial action is taken, say experts.
The Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), UK, is exploring the possibility of supporting a student to carry out PhD research related to Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM). In some exceptional cases, funding for international students may be considered under the WEDC scholarship programmes. In all cases, very strong academic credentials and an outstanding research idea will be expected.
Full Title: IWRM in the Pacific Islands- Highlights Video of GEF Pacific IWRM Project Activities from Inception to Mid-Term (2010-2011)
Bigger in area than all the land mass on the earth put together, the Pacific ocean is home to more than 30,000 small islands that have existed for thousands of years. The populations on these islands range from 1000 to 5 million. On these lands, sustainability is not taught; it is the only way for life to succeed.