By Harvey I. Barkin
“Last year was the driest year of record. January 2014 was the driest January of record. This is now our third dry year and it’s very alarming,” Deputy Administrative Officer Teresa Alvarado of the Santa Clara Valley Water District told ethnic media.
By Allan Nawal
A Japanese technology that could turn contaminated water into safe, potable water is now being pilot-tested by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in a typhoon-hit area of northern Cebu province.
By Shiena M. Barrameda
There may still be millions of people in the Visayas who have yet to receive any assistance 10 days after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” swept across nine regions of the Philippines, the United Nations said on Monday.
Members of a volunteer group based in California have completed water projects in a village in Calamba City, Laguna province, in their continuing search for projects to reduce, if not eliminate, waterborne diseases in the world.
Nearly two thirds of people in the Asia-Pacific region have no clean, piped water at home despite the region’s strong economic growth, according to a major report released on Wednesday.
By Cynthia D. Balana
A top United Nations regional official in Asia and the Pacific has called on both traditional and social media to give more focus and space to water-related issues that have dramatic consequences for humanity.
By DJ Yap
His work had taken Dutch marine engineer Auke Idzenga to places that were literally high and dry, mainly the uplands of Negros. When he first got there in the late 1990s, the closest water source was hundreds of meters away from the poor villages, often requiring a trek down treacherous ravines.
Investing as little as 0.16 percent of the world’s gross domestic product — or $198 billion per year — could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said Friday.