All posts tagged with: Water

Water in Crisis - Spotlight on Bangladesh

Publié 7 mai 2014 Avatar Ann Naser Nabil

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The WHO estimates that 97% of the people of Bangladesh have access to water and only 40% percent have proper sanitation. With a staggering 60% of the population that has to endure unsafe drinking water, the nation is in danger. The availability of this water greatly fluctuates throughout the year as the warmer season brings massive amounts of water in frequent monsoons and the cooler season brings drought. The infrastructure cannot adequately deal with the barrage of water in monsoon season so t...


"Be Thankful" and "Be Happy"

Publié 24 mars 2014 Avatar Aulia Maharani Karli

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It’s been a month since my last post published on VOY website and I feel so good because I finally found a time to sit and write about “The Recipe of My Happiness” in this week. I was accepted as a child facilitator on Dreamdelion, a community empowerment in Jakarta and we are really concerned about women and children. Two days ago, I went to the Dreamdelion class to teach the children. We aren’t teaching math, science or social studies. We are teaching moral values which...


Happy World Water Day!

Publié 21 mars 2014 Avatar JulieVOY

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We wish you a Happy World Water Day full of fresh, clean water! But did you know that safe water is something 768 million people don’t have access to? This OneMinutesJr., "Thirsty Girl" (Roshni Prabin, 15, Nepal, 2014) is a girl's quest for water that goes unrequited. What can I do for World Water Day? Share your videos or thoughts on water in your community with us and tag it as environment. Check out & join in the #wateris instagram pictures on UNICEF's instagram fe...


How can we save mother earth?

Publié 18 mars 2014 no picture Katongo_VOY_CONNECT

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Agriculture is a very important sector that helps alleviate hunger and poverty. It is also essential for the development of a country, but unfortunately people are using some very poor practices which is destroying our mother earth. Land transformation, the use of land to yield goods and services, is the most substantial way humans alter the Earth's ecosystems, and is considered the driving force in the loss of biodiversity. Estimates of the amount of land transformed by humans v...


What Is Water and Do We Have Enough?

Publié 6 novembre 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Water, H2O, is one natural resource that is abundant in our environment, yet it is gradually running scarce. So, What Is Water? It is a natural occurring resource made up of 2 Atoms of Hydrogen ions and One atom of Oxygen connected by a covalent bond. It is a universal solvent whose uses cut across all aspects of our daily lives - such as washing, cooking, bathing, recreational, and agricultural use to name a few. Water is one resource which over the years has been a source o...


Sea Level Rise in Coastal Areas of Nigeria?

Publié 1 novembre 2013 no picture Cadmus Atake-E

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Over the years there has been a rapid increase in global temperatures, excessive rainfall and high level of evaporation all around the world. All this occurs as a result of climate change through the global warming phenomenon. Hence global warming is basically the rapid increase in carbon-dioxide emissions mainly as result of burning fossil fuels undermining the international accord to reduce such emissions as addressed in the Kyoto Protocol adopted in 1997. It was signed by 186 countries in 200...


Nestle CEO takes privatisation one sip to far.

Publié 30 octobre 2013 no picture BreedCompassion

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http://beyondblindfold.com/nestle-ceo-water-is-not-a-human-right-should-be-privatized/ So I was directed to this article today and as I read it I literally wanted to scream! What on earth?! Peter Brabeck, CEO of Nestle, is claiming that water should not be a public right and that it should be owned by corporations. Now, I'm going to hope that he hasn't even considered the consequences of what would happen to those living in slum areas if this were to manifest as I cannot bare the...


Hey, We need Water!

Publié 21 septembre 2013 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Recently, I went through something that was pretty revelatory. I mean, I never understood why some things in terms of global issue prioritization made it first/ over Education. In my opinion, I always thought and always will think that Education comes first. Then, one of my close family members told me that education would rarely ever benefit anyone if they could not go to school because they were too sick. Upon asking the reasons for whatever illness they had acquired, I realized...