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21 Apr 2020 Washington DC, United States
Wednesday this week marks the fiftieth Earth Day, the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year on 22 April to demonstrate support for environmental protection.On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed, bringing into force the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris...
19 Apr 2013 washington, dc, united states
An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank. “We have to fix sanitation if we want to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost the incomes of the poorest 40 percent,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement on April 19...
12 Mar 2013 WASHINGTON DC
The World Bank Water practice is pleased to announce the opening of the public voting process for the Sanitation Hackathon! Nearly half of the 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation do have access to a mobile phone, creating important opportunities for new approaches to old challenges. The Sanitation Hackathon is a 21st century approach to sourcing innovative, technology-based and citizen-centered solutions to sanitation sector challenges...
4 Dec 2012 united states, WASHINGTON DC
The World Bank and its partners this weekend launched the first-ever Sanitation Hackathon, modeled on the successful Water Hackathon of October 2011, bringing together software developers, designers and programmers to find technological solutions to a crisis that affects some 2.5 billion people worldwide and costs billions of dollars in economic losses annually...
25 Sep 2012 South Korea, BUSAN
Innovative technology of the type used in mobile phones can help address global water and sanitation challenges, according to World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) Manager JaehyangSo. “The same amount of computing power it took for NASA to put a man on the moon can be found in a simple $50 USD android cell phone available widely throughout Sub Saharan Africa today...
27 Jun 2012 WASHINGTON DC, United States –
World Bank “Hackathon” Shows Low-Cost Information, Communication Technology Can Help Address Water, Sanitation Challenges
Results are in from the World Bank’s first-ever Water Hackathon, held in October 2011, and one of the main conclusions is that the growing availability of low-cost information and communication techniques can be used to make strides against some of the oldest global water and sanitation problems. “With the number of mobile subscriptions exceeding 5 billion, more people today have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet,” the World Bank said...
31 Oct 2011 washington, dc, united states
Computer programmers, designers and other information technology specialists came together over 48 hours in nine global locations to work on more than 100 water-related problems, and found several solutions, in the world’s first WaterHackathon. The event, held on October 17-19 in Bangalore, Lagos, Lima, London, Nairobi, Washington DC, and other cities, was a collaborative effort stemming from the World Water Day 2011 memorandum of understanding between the World Bank and the U...
3 Oct 2011 washington, dc, united states
The U.S. government and the World Bank are co-chairing a number of working groups charged with finding areas for collaboration on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects as part of the memorandum they signed on World Water Day (March 22), Julia Bucknall, manager of the World Bank’s central unit for water (Water Anchor), told OOSKAnews last week...