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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...
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...
24 Feb 2011 KINGSTON
The Hope Bay and Windsor Castle water supply systems in Portland were affected by turbidity, resulting in disruption of service to customers served by the facilities, Jamaica’s National Water Commission (NWC) announced last week. “Turbidity makes treatment difficult due to the heavy mud content present in the water...