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Innovative ways to improve access to water resources


Future Thirst

Meeting the world's growing demand for water will require advances in technology that build on 3,000 years of progress.
Reviewed By Eric Stowe Spring 2014


All Water Articles
  • An effort to improve sanitation in developing countries yields lessons in how to achieve enduring, broad-based social impact.

  • The Peer Water Exchange manages diverse solutions and resources to fight the global water crisis.

    By Rajesh Shah | 13
  • Living near safe drinking water is not the same as drinking safe water.

    By Jessica Ruvinsky
  • Manish Bapna, managing director of World Resources Institute, is helping China manage its environmental problems.

    By Eric Nee
  • Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the look and functionality of products. Recently, they have begun using design techniques…

    By Tim Brown & Jocelyn Wyatt | 33
  • THIRST: Fighting the Corporate
Theft of Our Water
Alan Snitow & Deborah Kaufman
with Michael Fox Should water be turned into a commodity that only "haves" can pay for?

    Reviewed By John D. Donahue

Blog Posts

All Water Posts


All Water Podcasts
  • In this podcast, Benjamin describes TOHL’s rise to be a global industry leader in water logistics and infrastructure, and how it has been changing lives in the process.

    Featuring Benjamin Cohen | 1
  • Arup SenGupta speaks about his project to eliminate arsenic from groundwater without the use of electricity or chemicals.

    Featuring Arup SenGupta
  • Ann_Bartuska_headshot In this audio lecture, Dr. Ann Bartuska of the U.S. Department of Agriculture shares her insight on the necessary steps to sustainably feed the nine billion people that will be living on our planet by 2050.

    Featuring Ann Bartuska | 1
  • How can a young nonprofit organization make a tangible improvement in people's health through clean water using only the power of gravity?

    Featuring Daniel Smith
  • Experts discuss why there are so few investments in water, where the opportunities lie for entrepreneurs and information technology, and what cleantech startups need to know about this sector.

    Featuring an MIT/Stanford Venture Lab Event Panel
  • Rajesh Shah, a 2010 Tech Award winner, on social entrepreneurship Rajesh Shah, a 2010 Tech Award winner, shares his social entrepreneurship model that leverages technology, new media, and peer interaction to solve the water crisis.

    Featuring Rajesh Shah
  •  A Single Drop for Safe Water Executive Director Kevin Lee on social entrepreneurship and global health A Single Drop for Safe Water Executive Director Kevin Lee, a 2010 Tech Award winner, describes ASDSW's work in the Philippines and beyond.

    Featuring Kevin Lee
  • Eric Lesueur relate le lancement et la stratégie de l’entreprise sociale Grameen Veolia Water Ltd dont l’objectif est d’approvisionner le maximum d’habitants des zones rurales en eau potable.

    Featuring Eric Lesueur
  • UCLA Anderson School of Management Professor Noah Goldstein on social responsibility UCLA Professor Noah Goldstein discusses how the power of social norms can been used to promote energy conservation and other prosocial outcomes.

    Featuring Noah J. Goldstein
  • Ned Breslin talks about performance metrics, planning, and financing practices for a longer term vision for water and sanitation.

    Featuring Ned Breslin