World Water Week focuses on Water and Food Security
Claudia Wendland, sanitation coordinator at WECF, contributes to the workshop "Towards a Green Economy - The Water-Food-Energy Nexus" with case studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan
21.08.2012 | Claudia Wendland
Claudia Wendland, sanitation coordinator at WECF, contributes to the workshop "Towards a Green Economy - The Water-Food-Energy Nexus" with two case studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan, please see her poster "Linking Water & Sanitation to Agriculture and Energy – Two Case Studies from Georgia and Kyrgyzstan"
Man selling apricots in Kyrgyzstan
Georgia and Kyrgyzstan are two post‐Soviet countries where the infrastructure, especially water supply, adequate sanitation and wastewater management have been deteriorating increasingly during the last 20 years. The situation in rural areas is dramatic and the people are left alone with insufficient support from the local authorities to ensure their infrastructure. Households in rural and peri‐urban communities largely suffer from energy poverty. They rarely have enough energy to produce heating and warm water in their homes. The lack of fuel has caused localized environmental problems such as deforestation for fuel, cutting of windbreaks, Kyrgyzstan burning dung instead of using it for fertilizer, resulting in soil degradation.
There is a high rate of unemployment and people lack of ideas for business and marketing, and alternatives solutions for sustaining livelihoods. WECF, RCDA and KAWS have been working together for 5 years to improve the living conditions of the population and to bridge the gap between urban and rural areas
See the poster here
World Toilet Day 2013
As of this year World Toilet Day (19th November) has been acknowledged official world day by the United Nations
18.11.2013 | WECF
WECF calls for women’s leadership in WASH
Budapest Water Summit: 8 to 11 October 2013
17.10.2013 | Anke Stock
What is needed to improve living conditions through sustainable innovations?
Resolution of the National Conference “Innovations towards a Safe and Comfortable Home”
05.10.2013 | WECF
11th Form pupils in Tadjikistan happy with their toilets "We never dared to visit the toilets on our own before"
WECF and partner ASDP Nau constructed ecotoilets with wash facilities for a school in Bobojon Gafurov, Tadjikistan, thanks to financial support form Natracare
02.10.2013 | WECF
First European Citizens’ Initiative collects almost 2 Million signatures across Europe!
As of yesterday the national branches of the right2water.eu campaign, including WECF who took on this task in the Netherlands, have been handing in the signatures collected
10.09.2013 | EPSU